Cowton Shatters Records at Post TT Road Races

James Cowton, 2014 Duke Road Race Rankings Champion entered all three races at the Radcliffe’s Butchers Post TT Road Races, round seven of the 2018 series, held on the challenging 4.25-mile Colas Billown Circuit in the south of the Isle of Man. Twice he was thwarted in taking the chequered cloth, first in the Supersport race by his McAdoo Kawasaki team-mate Adam McLean, then by his Yorkshire rival Joey Thompson in the Supertwins race. In both races he set record breaking laps at 109.18mph and 102.58mph respectively. Joey Thompson took…

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Record breaking win in Bennetts Lightweight TT Race puts Michael Dunlop third on all-time TT winners list

Michael Dunlop took a record breaking win in the Bennetts Lightweight TT on Wednesday afternoon at the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy with the Paton rider smashing both the lap and race records on his way to his 18th TT win. Despite a relatively steady start, Dunlop took advantage of early leader Ivan Lintin’s retirement at Bedstead on lap two and with a new lap record of 122.750mph, he came home 14.6s clear of Derek McGee and Michael Rutter. McGee second place was his first TT…

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Rutter makes history in record breaking SES TT Zero Race

Michael Rutter, riding the team Mugen machine, became the first rider to clock a 120mph+ lap of the TT Course in winning today’s one lap SES TT Zero. Rutter was flagged away by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge, and later received his trophy from the Duke on the TT podium. Afterwards Rutter revealed that he had been feeling the pressure all week to deliver a result for the Japanese Mugen outfit. “It was drummed into me all week that the team wanted to break the lap record so…

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Dunlop back on top in final Superbike session

• Hickman to the fore in Superstock class • Cowton tops Supersport board • Holden/ Cain fastest Sidecar outfit on the night Results from Friday Night’s Qualifying Session and Startlists Friday evening’s final qualifying session for the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, again saw good conditions all around the Mountain Course except for a few damp patches at Laurel Bank, Alpine, Ginger Hall and Ramsey Hairpin. Although the solos only managed a maximum of three laps due to two delays, Michael Dunlop (Tyco BMW) signalled…

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Hickman’s PB sees him top TT Races Superbike session

• Dave Johnson quickest in Superstock • Lintin tops Supersport board • Birchalls clock week’s fastest in the Sidecars Thursday evening’s qualifying session at the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, saw Peter Hickman post the evening’s fastest time in the Superbike class with a lap of 132.81mph, a new personal best lap for the Smiths Racing BMW rider, albeit unofficially as it was not set in a race. Ben and Tom Birchall posted the fastest lap of the week so far in the Formula Two…

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Dunlop and Sheils take Victories at KDM Hire Cookstown 100 as Weather plays havoc with the Meeting

It may not have been the best of Cookstown 100s, thanks to the changing weather conditions, where a spate of spills forced the organizers to abandon the 96th running of this unique event. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported, but with time running out, Clerk of the Course, Francis Everard called it quits, despite a number of races still to be run including the feature race of the day, the KDM Hire Cookstown 100. Following last nights cancellation of a couple of races, due to strong sunlight, to days racing…

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