POSITIVE END TO 2019 ISLE OF MAN TT AS DEREK SHEILS CLAIMS 13TH PLACE IN BLUE RIBAND SENIOR RACE FOR BURROWS ENGINEERING/RK RACING TEAM

The Burrows Engineering/RK Racing team ended a challenging Isle of Man TT with a positive result in the blue riband Senior race, with Derek Sheils bringing the Suzuki GSX-R1000 home in 13th place.   Derek lapped at 127.56mph as he battled on throughout the gruelling six-lap finale even though he was struggling with sickness. He had a DNF in the Superstock race, but the Dublin rider followed up his 11th place in the opening Supersport race with 12th position in race two on his Yamaha R6.   Tom Weeden began…

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Team NW Racing 2019 Isle of Man TT races

NW Racing finished off the 2019 Isle of Man TT races on a high, with team rider Shaun Anderson taking an excellent 12th place in the Blue Riband Senior race and a best lap of 127.547mph. The first race was the shortened Superbike and Shaun finished in a creditable 20th place, while in the Superstock race, Shaun came home in 16th place. It was a tough TT for all concerned, with the amount of laps done before Senior equivalent to 2 nights practice from the previous year, unfortunately nothing can…

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PETER HICKMAN WINS JOEY DUNLOP SOLO TT CHAMPIONSHIP WHILE BEN AND TOM BIRCHALL TAKE SIDECAR TITLE

Despite his misfortunes in the Dunlop Senior TT, Peter Hickman’s second place clinched the Joey Dunlop Solo Championship with three wins in the week by 13 points from Senior TT Race winner Dean Harrison (111). The awards are based on a championship points system with points for race positions in the RST Superbike, the two Monster Energy Supersport TT Races, the RL360 Superstock TT Race and the Dunlop Senior TT Race with a separate award for Sidecars with separate team, manufacturer and privateer awards. Ben and Tom Birchall took the…

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HARRISON WINS DRAMATIC DUNLOP SENIOR TT RACE

Dean Harrison won a dramatic Dunlop Senior TT race on Friday morning, the final race of the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, with the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider taking the lead after long time leader Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) ran into trouble on the fifth lap. Hickman had opened up a near 18-second lead at two-thirds race distance but he slowed when the bike overheated on the penultimate lap of the Mountain Course which allowed Harrison to sweep through for his third TT victory.…

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Hilton Car Sales Helps Drive Armoy Road Races New Sponsor for Armoy’s Friday Supersport

Ballymena’s prestige and German car specialist, Hilton Car Sales, confirmed their sponsorship of the Armoy Road Races Friday night Supersport Race today.   Andy Hilton, owner of the second-generation family used car sales dealership said, “I’m a big fan of road racing and I’ve a few friends that race; for me it’s my main sport.  I’ve probably been around it all my life, going with my late father, Davy Hilton, to the road races around Northern Ireland when I was just a kid.   “My father was also a great…

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HICKMAN SECURES FOURTH TT RACE WIN WITH MONSTER ENERGY SUPERSPORT TT RACE 2 VICTORY

Peter Hickman claimed his fourth TT Race victory at the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy when he won Thursday’s two-lap Monster Energy Supersport TT Race, his first win in the 600cc category. The Trooper Beer by Smiths Racing Triumph rider was locked in battle throughout the two laps with Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) but with his now customary charge over the Mountain on lap two, the Burton upon Trent rider edged to a win by 3.3s. James Hillier took third on the Quattro Plant Wicked…

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RUTTER BREAKS HIS OWN LAP RECORD IN SES TT ZERO RACE VICTORY

Michael Rutter was in record breaking form in today’s SES TT Zero race for electric bikes at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.Rutter clinched the race win with a new record lap from Bathams Mugen teammate John McGuinness. Another veteran competitor, Team Mirai’s Ian Lougher, took the final podium place.Celebrating its 10th year this year, the TT Zero Race lap record has gone from an average speed of 96.82mph set by Mark Miller in the inaugural TT Zero Race, to Rutter’s new time of  121.909mph,…

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DUNLOP TAKES 19TH TT RACE WIN WITH NARROW BENNETTS LIGHTWEIGHT TT RACE VICTORY

Michael Dunlop took a thrilling Bennetts Lightweight TT Race victory at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, on Thursday evening when he beat Jamie Coward by just 1.299s at the end of the shortened two lap race. Dunlop (SC Corse Paton) and Coward (KTS Racing Kawasaki) swapped the race lead on a number of occasions and were never more than a few seconds apart but the Ulsterman just held off Coward for his 19th TT victory. Lee Johnston finished in third place on the KMR…

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PETER HICKMAN BAGS HIS SECOND WIN OF THE DAY IN DOMINANT RL360 SUPERSTOCK TT PERFORMANCE

Peter Hickman joined a select group of riders to win two races in a day at the Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, when he dominated the RL360 Superstock race to win by 26.045s from Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki). The Smiths Racing BMW rider followed up his Monster Energy Supersport success from earlier in the day to take his fifth TT victory – and his third of the week – with David Johnson (Honda Racing) achieving his maiden TT podium in third as he got the…

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BEN BIRCHALL/ TOM BIRCHALL AT THE DOUBLE WITH SECOND TT RACE WIN IN A WEEK

Ben and Tom Birchall matched the ten wins of TT legend Rob Fisher when they took their second victory of the week in the Locate.im Sidecar TT Race at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy. In a weather affected fortnight the race was moved forward from Friday’s scheduled start and reduced to 2 laps to complete a packed programme of races. The Nottinghamshire brothers overcame the early challenge of John Holden/Lee Cain to win by more than twenty seconds with Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley sealing the…

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