Ian hutchinson became one
of a very elite club when he won two TT's in the same day, the Supersport
race A and a hotly contested Superstock TT.
The ensuing 4 lap tear up between him and Guy Martin elevated the lap record for a near stock road going machine to 129.74 mph.
Many a seasoned TT fan must have had a lump in the throat when young Michael Dunlop blitzed his way to a maiden TT win from start to finish in the Supersport B race.
Showing true Dunlop grit and determination in the tricky conditions michael said " That's just great. My dad gave me the knowledge and he was there on the last lap. It's unbelievable."
John Mcguiness was in record breaking form in the Senior TT, smashing the outright lap record from a standing start then hoisting it even further on lap two to 131.578mph.
Disaster struck on lap four when the Morecombe man's chain failed on the run out of Ramseys Parliament Square with a comfortable advantage ahead of Honda team mate Steve Plater.
Plater controlled the race from the front till the flag, heading Manxman Conor Cummins on the Mcadoo Kawasaki by 20 seconds with Gary Johnson an excellent third.
So two TT wins for Steve Plater
in only three years of trying, adding to victorys at World Endurance,
Macau, North West 200 and currently leading the BSB supersport class.
Quite simply, for me, the most complete bike racer in a generation.
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