IAN HUTCHIN­SON JAMES WHITHAM

The Tt-win­ner The World Su­pers­port win­ner Stand­ing quar­ter mile and ter­mi­nal speed

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Raced the new R6 in 1999 for Yamaha’s World Su­pers­port team. “In 1999 I raced an R6 at Don­ing­ton in WSS, fill­ing in for an in­jured Mas­simo Mere­galli who had bro­ken his arm in the pre­vi­ous round. I qual­i­fied ninth, but I felt like I could win it. And I did! The thing about the R6 was the faster you went, the bet­ter it got. I’ve still got that

race bike at home. I love it.”

Won both Su­pers­port races at TT 2015 on the Team Trac­tion Con­trol R6 “The first time I rode the TTC bike at the TT was in Wed­nes­day night prac­tice, but I told the team to just keep it ex­actly how they were run­ning it in BSS ev­ery week. In prac­tice on Thurs­day I man­aged a stand­ing start lap at 124.9mph, so I knew we were in with a shout. I could do just about any­thing I

wanted with it.”

11.72s

8.63s

14.32s @ 89.37mph

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