A stun­ning Se­nior TT

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Michael Dun­lop pro­duced a maiden TT win for the Ben­netts Suzuki in the blue riband Se­nior race. The race had to be restarted over four laps af­ter Ian Hutchin­son slid off his Tyco BMW at the 27th Mile­stone. The 37-year-old broke the leg he in­jured in his 2010 Sil­ver­stone BSB crash and was air­lifted to hospi­tal.

The in­ter­val al­lowed Dun­lop to make some vi­tal sus­pen­sion changes to the GSX-R1000RR and he al­ways had the mea­sure of the pur­su­ing Hick­man, who would fin­ish over 13 sec­onds back to take his fifth TT podium fin­ish from five starts in sec­ond place on the Smith’s BMW. That re­sult was enough to see the BSB star win the Joey Dun­lop championship as the solo rider with the best record over the week and se­cure the Team of the Week tro­phy for his Smith’s squad. Dean Harrison re­peated his Su­per­bike TT feat by claim­ing third spot on his stock-en­gined Sil­i­cone En­gi­neer­ing Kawasaki as Dun­lop’s dom­i­nant per­for­mance, which in­cluded a sub-17 minute Glen He­len to Glen He­len lap, brought the cur­tain down on a week of highs and

lows at the 2017 Isle of Man TT. Dun­lop sprays Hick­man af­ter Se­nior

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