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Kiwi vet­eran Bruce An­stey smashed John Mcguin­ness’s 1999 250cc lap record on his way to win­ning the in­au­gu­ral 250cc Clas­sic TT race on the Valvo­line Pad­getts RS250 Honda at the week­end.

The 47-year-old, who won the last 250cc TT race in 2002, led the field down Bray Hill and was never se­ri­ously chal­lenged, win­ning by over a minute from Ian Lougher on the Lay­law Yamaha and third placed Phil Har­vey (CSC Rac­ing Honda).

An­stey’s new record of 118.774mph, set on the sec­ond lap, was al­most 0.5mph faster than Mcguin­ness’s long­stand­ing record.

“It’s so good to be back on a 250 and I en­joyed it all the way,” the 11 times TT win­ner grinned.

“The bike was so easy to ride and I just had to keep the cor­ner speed up, go­ing from white line to white line.”

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