Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson triumphed in the RST Superbike TT race in the Isle of Man at the weekend.
Hutchinson sealed a 15th TT victory
The Yorkshireman comfortably saw off the challenge of podium finishers Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison. He managed to seal his 15th TT victory. This makes 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. This has been re-introduced to the road race scene this year for the first time since the 1980s.
His success meant moved onto 26 points
The opening two races of the championship North West 200, is where Hutchinson finished 10th and third, respectively. His success in the Isle of Man meant he climbed above Glenn Irwin. This allowed him to move onto 26 points but is still one adrift of Alastair Seeley. Although neither Irwin nor Seeley competed in the TT race.
Success all round
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. Rutter managed 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.