Honda didn't have it all there own way, once again it was Bruce Anstey
who was the culprit, snatching a fifth TT victory from Ian Hutchinson
on a Kawasaki by 8.3 seconds with Jason Griffiths a strong third.
With Moly and Craig Hallam out of the sidecars, all eyes turned to the other local pairing of Nick Crowe and Darrin Hope, it promised to be a close race with some pundits expecting ex World Champions Klaus Klaffenblock and Christian Parzer to be on the pace for a podium finish.
It was Crowe and Hope who took the chequered flag though by 47 seconds from Steve Norberry and Scott Parnell.
The first two positions were repeated in Wednesdays B race with Crowe bringing his tally of wins up to three.
And it was veteran sidecar campaigner Roy Hanks partnered by Dave wells who completed the podium to celebrate 40 years of competing at the TT, I think you would have to measure the total mileage Roy must have clocked up in light years.
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