Isle of Man TT Superbike Race Report
06/06/2017

Isle of Man TT Superbike Race Report

Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson triumphed in the RST Superbike TT race in the Isle of Man at the weekend.

The Yorkshireman comfortably saw off the challenge of podium finishers Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison to seal his 15th TT victory, making him the third most successful solo rider in the event’s history.

The win also lifts the 37-year-old up to second in PMH Promotions’ King of the Roads series, which has been re-introduced to the road race scene this year for the first time since the 1980s.

The opening two races of the championship North West 200, where Hutchinson finished 10th and third, respectively.

His success in Isle of Man meant he climbed above Glenn Irwin, moving onto 26 points, but is still one adrift of Alastair Seeley, although neither Irwin nor Seeley competed in the TT race.

And while those three have boosted their chances with a race win each so far, Michael Rutter has positioned himself into contention through great consistency, with a trio of top six finishes putting him level with Irwin on 23 points.

Seeley and Irwin are expected to return to the field for the third instalment of the series at the Ulster Grand Prix, before it concludes with the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Sorrymate.com’s partnered circuit Oliver’s Mount in September.

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