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Ian Hutchinson grabs fourth TT Supersport win in a row!

The second Supersport race of the 2016 Isle of Man TT was won by the ‘Bingley Bullet’ after a thoroughly commanding ride.

After several delays caused by low visibility up on the mountain section of the course, the race that was initially scheduled for 10:30am finally got underway at 12:45pm – leaving the riders anxiously waiting around the paddock for several hours.

Not that this seemed to have affected now four-times supersport winner Ian Hutchinson though.

After his win earlier this week, Hutchy was aiming for four Supersport wins in a row and after two laps the gap between him and his nearest rival, Michael Dunlop, was 7.1 seconds as they entered the pits.


That lead had extended to 11 seconds soon after, as Dunlop experienced a little delay with a 51 second pit change compared to the 48 seconds of race leader Hutchinson. By lap three that lead was up to 11.9 seconds.

With speeds of 172.5mph through Sulby and a fastest lap of 11 mins 01.98 seconds, it was a strong win for Hutchinson and his Yamaha R6 as he passed the chequered flag with a huge wheelie of celebration. Michael Dunlop snapped up second some 18.3 seconds behind.

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This was Ian Hutchinson’s fourteenth TT win.

Dean Harrison finished in a superb third with James Hiller fourth.

Elsewhere, John McGuinness was forced to retire on lap three due to mechanical issues.

 

 

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    Anon

    June 8, 2016 at 17:24

    172.5 seems pretty respectable [proceed to Youtube some footage down Sulby]. GOOD LAWD HAVE MERCY!!

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