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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

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