Ian Hutchinson stamped his authority on the MCE Ulster Grand Prix as the Tyco BMW rider set a blistering 134mph lap record to secure a sensational four-timer with victory in the second Superbike race.

Hutchinson completed a Superbike double after he also won the feature race earlier in the afternoon plus the Superstock and second Supersport races on a day to remember at Dundrod.

The Bingley Bullet left his mark on the event as he smashed Bruce Anstey's outright lap record from 2010, raising the bar to 134.089mph with the first ever 134mph lap, underlining the Ulster Grand Prix's status as the world's fastest road race.

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Hutchinson again had Kiwi Anstey on the Padgetts Honda RCV and Hawk Racing BMW rider Michael Dunlop for company, but he rose to the occasion to grind out a stunning win on the factory-supported S1000RR by only two tenths of a second from Anstey, with Dunlop once again forced to settle for third.

All eyes were on the Bingley Bullet as the six-lap finale blasted off and Hutchy, Anstey and Dunlop set the pace as they had done in the first Superbike race, with Dunlop taking the lead from his BMW rival on lap two.

The Ulsterman managed to make a slight break, but his stint at the front was short-lived as Anstey on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda RCV and Hutchinson breezed past Dunlop at the beginning of lap three on the Flying Kilo.

Hutchinson began to assert himself at the front and looked in formidable form as a battle raged behind him, with Honda Racing's Conor Cummins, Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) and Dan Kneen on the Mar-Train Yamaha disputing fourth.

Anstey in second place was doing all he could to find a way past, but Hutchinson dug deep and really upped the tempo on the sixth and last lap to maintain his advantage.

The 37-year-old was on a real flyer and smashed Anstey's six-year-old record to cement his ninth win at the event.

Hutchinson's four-timer also represented his first wins at Dundrod since 2010, when he suffered a career-threatening injury at the end of the season.

Anstey again filled the runner-up spot ahead of Dunlop, with the Isle of Man's Cummins getting fourth ahead of Harrison and Kneen.

Peter Hickman, who was out on his Superstock Kawasaki after his Superbike developed a problem in the first race, finished seventh for the GBmoto Kawasaki team, while Gary Johnson slotted into eighth on the East Coast/Burdens BMW.