Nortons claim top 10 finishes
Norton claimed a pair of top 10 finishes in the Superbike TT with David Johnson seventh and Josh Brookes eighth.
Brookes was hampered by a too-soft suspension setting at the start of the race. He said: “Leading up to the race I was unsure what we could hope to achieve as our lap times haven’t been the best because of the lack of practice. I haven’t been confident to push any harder.” But the talented Aussie still managed 129.127mph on the final lap.
David Johnson’s opening lap was his fastest at 128.911mph.
“After doing only six laps on the
Norton I went to bed last night feeling that I shouldn’t be starting the race in the number one slot because I was so unprepared,” he said.
Dan Kneen scored his best TT finish with fifth place on the Penz13.com BMW, despite incurring a 30-second pitlane speeding penalty. But Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT BMW) was gutted to finish in sixth, a mere 0.135 seconds behind the Manxman after 226 miles of racing.
‘Leading up to the race I was unsure what we could achieve’ JOSH BROOKES
David Johnson equalled his 2016 finish of seventh in the Superbike TT