LEE JOHNSTON WINS MONSTER ENERGY SUPERSPORT TT RACE 1

Lee Johnston took his maiden victory at the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy when the Ashcourt Racing Yamaha rider won Monday evening’s Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1 by 3.6s from James Hillier (Quattro Plant Wicked Coatings Kawasaki) with Peter Hickman (Trooper Beer by Smiths Racing Triumph) taking third. In the post-race press conference an emotional Johnston explained that running his own operation rather than being factory backed suited him: “Because we built and designed the bike from scratch it means a lot more – it’s…

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Road racing legends past and present confirmed for RST Classic TT Heroes Dinner

Eight-time TT race winner Charlie Williams will host the RST Classic TT Heroes Dinner on Sunday 26th August during this year’s Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts, which promises to be an intimate evening with some of the greatest names in motorcycle road racing’s long and illustrious history. Featuring a champagne reception, a luxury four-course meal and unique souvenir gift for all guests, the event takes place at the Official VIP Hospitality Suite – a stone’s throw from the TT podium on which so many of the star names attending…

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Davey on course for a winning week at Dundrod

Cookstown Burrows Engineering’s rising star Davey Todd has certainly made his intentions clear ahead of this year’s MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix. Making the podium twice at the recent Faugheen 50 races, as well as finishing second in four races at Walderstown back in June, the 2018 Isle of Man TT Fastest Newcomer hopes that his recent run of success will continue at Dundrod, commenting: “I had a fantastic TT and I can genuinely say that myself and the team were shocked at how my lap speed just kept increasing.…

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Johnston focused on return of form at 2018 MCE Ulster Grand Prix

By his own admission it has been quite a low key season for Lee Johnston. Joining 16 time TT winner Ian Hutchinson to form 2018’s Honda Racing team late last year, the Fermanagh rider put in a strong performance at the North West with three podium finishes but failed to replicate this success at the subsequent TT. Commenting on his recent run of form and his hopes for Dundrod, Lee said: “It’s no secret that we struggled at the TT. We had a few mechanical problems and although the results…

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Countdown is on for another epic showdown at the 2018 MCE Ulster Grand Prix

The countdown to the 2018 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix has begun, as some of the biggest stars in real road racing have gathered once again at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn to launch the 96th year of Ireland’s oldest road race. Some of Northern Ireland’s top talent including Lee Johnston and Adam McClean formed part of an all-star line up at the event, along with Peter Hickman, Dean Harrison, Conor Cummins, Dominic Herbertson, Davey Todd and Joey Thompson. This year’s event, which runs from the 5th-11th August will see significant…

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Ian Hutchinson digs deep in Isle of Man TT return

The Honda Racing team is signing off after a positive Isle of Man TT campaign; although the results do not reflect the performance of the riders Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston, the squad is leaving this year’s event pleased with progress and on-going development of the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Hutchinson continued to impress as he made his return to the TT after breaking his leg in an accident last year. With inspirational drive and determination the ‘Bingley Bullet’ completed a total of 39 laps aboard the CBR during practice…

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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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Solid sixth place for Lee Johnston in the Superbike TT

Honda Racing’s Lee Johnston secured a solid sixth place finish in today’s opening RST Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT, aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2, while teammate Ian Hutchinson retired from the six-lap race. With the Superbike race getting underway at a slightly later time than planned, due to fog and mist across the Mountain, the Honda duo set off at 1pm local time, with Hutchy fourth and Johnston 13th on the road. ‘The General’ had strong pace from the start and quickly settled into a good…

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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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Honda Racing ready to get TT campaign underway

The Honda Racing roads team is getting ready to launch its 2018 Isle of Man TT campaign as first Superbike practice takes place tonight around the 37.73-mile Mountain course. Honda Racing’s duo Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston will be taking part in the Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Senior TT races aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. The Honda-men will also be riding for the Padgetts Honda team in the Supersport 600 class and Johnston will also ride for Team Mugen in the TT Zero race. Coming into the TT the…

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