Eventually the Superbike race roared into life with Michael Rutter leading
the start down Glenclutchery Road for the first time in 7 years, Guy Martin
signaled his intentions pushing Mcguiness hard only 4.5 seconds adrift
after lap one.
Ian Hutchinson was third with Lougher and Finnegan hot on his heals, at the end of lap 2 where the pitstops come into play Mcguiness had extended his lead to 17 sec and was able to control the rest of the race to a 12th TT win and 4th consecutive Superbike victory.
Dave Molyneux passengered by Rick Long had had a dreadful practice, Moly was looking to add to his 11 TT wins but the local pairing of Nick Crowe and Dan Sayle had other ideas as they caught and passed Molyneux and Long on the opening lap before stopping at Sulby crossroads, their race over.
John Holden and Andrew winkle kept a slender 2 second lead over second place Molyneux as they crossed the line to start the third and final lap but Moly dug deep and upped the pace to finish just over 6 seconds clear.
Like Mcguiness it was also Dave Molyneux's 12th TT win, who'd be the first to number 13?
A second consecutive race day saw Bruce Anstey romp to a resounding TT superstock win, breaking the class lap record on the first and second laps to eventually finish 40 seconds clear of John Mcguiness.
It was the flying Kiwi's third consecutive Superstock victory and sixth overall TT win.
Three races down and three to go, were there going to be any new names to grace the top step?
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