Road Racing

McGuinness, Anstey and David Johnson the big winners at the TT

WITH the Isle of Man Classic TT getting off to a shaky start as bad weather enveloped the island, the weather gods got their act together for race weekend as the sun shone and the crowds enjoyed some stunning racing.

RST Superbike Classic TT results

Australian David Johnson took the spoils in the RST Superbike Classic TT race onboard his Alastair Cowen Racing Kawasaki, finishing more than a second ahead of second placed Derek Sheils. Johnson’s victory was all but sealed when race leader Michael Dunlop retired at Hillberry, gifting the popular Aussie the win.

After the race he said, “To make the bikes quick they are really hard to ride. I’m really happy because I put everything into it and a huge thanks to Alistair Cowan and the team. I was going to wave to the Australian fans at Hillberry on the last lap but then when I saw Michael Dunlop had retired, I got my head down.”

Position

Rider

Team/bike

Speed

1

David johnson

Kawasaki / Robert Burns Ltd. / Alasdair Co

123.272

2

Derek Sheils

Kawasaki / Greenall Racing

122.129

3

James Hillier

Ducati / Oxford Racing Ducati / Louigi Moto

122.086

4

Conor Cummins

Yamaha / Milenco by Padgett's Motorcycles

121.641

5

Ryan Kneen

Kawasaki / Team Herheim Racing

119.600

6

Michael Sweeney

Kawasaki / Mistral Racing

119.067

7

Rob Hodson

Kawasaki / Greenall Racing

118.29

8

Davey Todd

Yamaha / Milenco by Padgett's Motorcycles

117.983

9

Craig Neve

Kawasaki / Robert Burns Ltd. / Alasdair Co

117.746

10

Michal Dokoupil

Suzuki / Cookson Travel Racing

117.051

Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race results

Bruce Anstey produced one of the most popular results in Classic TT history at the weekend, as he won the Lightweight Classic TT following a two-year absence while he battled cancer. Riding his Milenco Padgetts Honda 250 GP machine.

Clinching the win by a minute from his teammate Davey Todd, Anstey had taken the lead by the opening checkpoint at Glen Helen, going on to clock a 117.053mph opening lap. After the race the Kiwi was quick to thank the Padgetts team, saying: “It’s awesome to win. I can’t believe it. Everyone – the team, Clive (Padgett), my family have just been awesome. I was right in the zone but on the last lap I was really nervous and just short shifted – I was not trying to go fast – just get it to the end. The last two years have been really tough. If it wasn’t for Anny (his partner) I wouldn’t be here.”

Another notable mention should go to eight-time sidecar TT race winner Dan Sayle, who is getting back to full fitness after sustaining a serious injury at last year’s Classic TT. Sayle was running as high as fourth at mid-distance, eventually bringing his Honda home in seventh place.

Position

Rider

Team/bike

Speed

1

Bruce Anstey

Honda / Milenco by Padgett's Motorcycles

115.515

2

Davey Todd

Honda / Milenco by Padgett's Motorcycles

113.26

3

James Hind

Yamaha

112.961

4

Ian Lougher

Yamaha / Laylaw Racing

112.636

5

Jamie Coward

Yamaha / Binch Racing

112.119

6

Charles Rhys Hardisty

Yamaha / Kaymac / Willson and Widling

111.476

7

Daniel Sayle

Honda / John Chapman Racing

111.328

8

7 Gary Vines

Yamaha / Binch Racing

110.566

9

Phil Harvey

Yamaha / LayLaw Racing

106.142

10

Steven Howard

Yamaha / Howard Racing

105.777

 

Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race results

John McGuinness clinched his third win in the Senior Classic TT class, taking his total to 26 wins around the Mountain Course. With the larger capacity Patons let off the leash (when the race distance was cut to three laps, the smaller capacity bike loose the advantage of not having to pit), McGuinness had already pulled out a 17-second lead at the end of lap one, clocking a time of 111.679mph.

Maria Costello was riding well in third place, before being overtaken by Jamie Coward at Ramsey on the second lap.

Pos No. Rider Machine/Entrant Time Speed Subclass Replica

Position

Rider

Team/bike

Speed

1

John McGuinness

Paton / Team Winfield

111.236

2

Stefano Bonetti

Paton / Speed Motor

110.398

3

Jamie Coward

Norton / Ted Woof / Craven Manx Norton

108.527

4

Maria Costello

Paton / Beugger Racing

108.15

5

Alan Oversby

Honda / Ireland Honda

107.368

6

Derek Sheils

Honda / Greenall Racing

105.833

7

Chris McGahan

Hughes Honda / Maurice & Ann Hughes

103.935

8

Hefyn Owen

Norton / Lee Jennings Racing

102.155

9

Dave Matravers

Norton / Paul & Dawn Matravers

99.592

10

Ben Rea

Steadplan Primus Honda

99.557

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