RST SUPERBIKE TT
The first race at this year’s Tourist Trophy was an exciting one, for a new lap record was established only to be broken later on in the week. The first event saw two talented racers, dean harrison and Michael dunlop, fight it out for most of the six-lap race. it all began with dean harrison of Silicone engineering Kawasaki, who set the track on fire with his blistering pace that saw him set a new record on the very first lap of the race. harrison was able to do a 134.432-mph (216.347-km/h) lap from a standing start, something that we had not seen until then.
harrison’s first two laps were completed at over 134 mph (216+ km/h), which gave him a solid lead of more than 17 seconds over Tyco BMW’s Michael dunlop, who was running second. however, by the end of lap three, Michael had brought the gap down by a huge margin. harrison was still leading when suddenly the Bradford-based racer retired from the race on lap four, handing the lead to dunlop, who went on to bag the first Superbike race and his 16th TT win. in second place was Padgetts honda’s conor cummins who was riding behind Michael right from the start. completing the podium was James hillier of Quattro Plant Kawasaki.
Michael Dunlop landed his 17 TT win on the Tyco BMW