V&M Racing's Jim Moodie claimed a fine fourth place finish in Mondays Production 1000 TT, after the V&M Racing Team were forced to make last minute changes to the gearing on his 1000cc R1 Yamaha, to guarantee fuel economy and allow for one pit stop, after two laps of the demanding 37.75 mile mountain circuit.

In another record breaking race, the Scotsman enjoyed a trouble free three laps, to complete the 113.25 mile distance in a time of 56min 33.4 sec, at an average speed of 120.08mph, to narrowly miss out on another podium position by just 28 seconds after nearly an hours high speed racing.

"The Production V&M Racing R1 Yamaha was absolutely faultless, and a superb machine to ride around the TT circuit," said Moodie. "It was a pity I couldn't mix it with the front running Suzuki's, but nevertheless it was a really enjoyable race."

The team weren't too disappointed to miss out on another podium finish, as team boss Jack Valentine explained their dilemma. "After practice week we knew it was going to be touch and go for the bike to complete two laps. We had no option but to fit higher gearing for the race, which meant Jim was way down on top speed compared to the Suzuki's. All things considered it was an exceptional result for both ourselves and Yamaha."

Production 1000 TT Result:

1. David JefferiesSuzuki55m 22.5s122.64mph
2. Ian LougherSuzuki55m 38.5s122.07mph
3. Bruce AnsteySuzuki56m 05.0s121.08mph
4. Jim MoodieYamaha56m 33.4s120.08mph
5. Iain DuffusSuzuki56m 43.0s119.74mph
6. John McGuinnessHonda56m 55.8s119.29mph
7. Richard BrittonSuzuki57m 01.4s119.09mph
8. Richard QuayleSuzuki57m 16.1s118.58mph
9. Adrian ArchibaldHonda57m 18.2s118.51mph
10. Jason GriffithsYamaha57m 27.1s118.21mph

 

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