Motorsports - TT 2013: Three for Dunlop with Superstock win

Michael Dunlop blasted to his third Isle of Man TT win in three races, taking the Superstock victory with an astonishing last lap of 131.220mph.

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TT 2013: Three for Dunlop with Superstock win

He beat Gary Johnson by more than 16s and was only three seconds outside the outright lap record set by John McGuinness on Sunday.

Johnson led the race until Glen Helen on the final lap then suffered machinery problems.

Dunlop increased his lead from 0.137s at the first checkpoint to a final margin of 16.577 as they crossed the line for the last time, equalling his dad's record of five TT wins.

All eyes must now be turning to Ian Hutchinson's record of five in a week.

McGuinness took his second podium of the week but was 46s in arrears while Dean Harrison, on the RC/MSS Kawasaki, took advantage first of a pitlane speeding penalty from Guy Martin then the Lincolnshire man's retirement at Glen Duff to finish in fourth place, just ahead of the still-ill Bruce Anstey.

James Hiller put in another solid ride to finish in sixth place, just ahead of Michael Rutter with Steve Mercer, William Dunlop and Ben Wylie completing the top ten.

Simon Andrews upped his pace on the last lap to bag 11th place ahead of Lee Johnston, veteran Ian Lougher, Mark Parrett and Dan Cooper in 15th. Karl Harris finished in 16th while Josh Brookes had to pit in for a stretched chain at the end of lap one.

RESULTS:

1 6 Michael Dunlop Honda/MD Racing 01:10:37.404 128.218 Silver

2 7 Gary Johnson Kawasaki/Lincs Lifting Ltd 01:10:53.981 127.718 Silver

3 3 John McGuinness Honda/HM Plant Honda by Padgetts Motorcy 01:11:24.207 126.817 Silver

4 14 Dean Harrison Kawasaki/RC Express racing by MSS Perfor 01:11:44.459 126.221 Silver

5 5 Bruce Anstey Honda/HM Plant Honda by Padgetts Motorcy 01:11:56.895 125.857 Silver

6 1 James Hillier Kawasaki/Quattro Plant Kawasaki 01:12:43.778 124.505 Silver

7 8 Michael Rutter Honda/Bathams Honda 01:13:04.550 123.915 Silver

8 13 Steve Mercer BMW/Penz13.Com BMW Racing Team 01:13:19.265 123.501 Silver

9 11 William Dunlop Yamaha/Milwaukee Yamaha Superbike Tea 01:13:20.125 123.476 Silver

10 18 Ben Wylie BMW/PER CUP COFFEE COMPANY/WYLIE 01:13:53.523 122.546 Silver

11 17 Simon Andrews Honda/Honda RAF Reserves Racing 01:14:03.749 122.264 Silver

12 58 Lee Johnston Honda/East Coast Construction 01:14:07.171 122.170 Silver

13 15 Ian Lougher Honda/W.A.CORLESS/JACKSON RACING 01:14:13.475 121.997 Bronze

14 28 Mark Parrett BMW/C and C LTD 01:14:20.755 121.798 Bronze

15 24 Daniel Cooper Honda/CENTURION RACING 01:14:25.082 121.680 Bronze

16 40 Karl Harris Kawasaki/PR Racing LLOYD & JONES 01:14:33.468 121.452 Bronze

17 26 Brian McCormack Kawasaki/KMR Kawasaki Powered by Vauxh 01:14:46.136 121.109 Bronze

18 88 Horst Saiger* Kawasaki/Saiger-Racing.com Kawasaki 01:14:51.110 120.975 Bronze

19 29 Robert Barber BMW/Swinton Bikes 01:14:51.215 120.972 Bronze

20 12 Dan Kneen Suzuki/Marks Bloom Racing 01:15:00.172 120.731 Bronze

21 23 Ian Pattinson BMW/WEARDALE RACING 01:15:03.114 120.653 Bronze

22 20 Davy Morgan Honda/CMS 01:15:08.851 120.499 Bronze

23 44 Derek Sheils Kawasaki/ 01:15:28.366 119.980 Bronze

24 32 Stephen Thompson Other/thepeoplesbike.com 01:15:28.653 119.972 Bronze

25 27 Kiaran Hankin Honda/Khhire 01:15:49.164 119.431 Bronze

26 45 Paul Owen Honda/Team #98 01:15:49.481 119.423 Bronze

27 31 Jimmy Storrar Honda/Wilson Craig Racing 01:15:57.914 119.202 Bronze

28 22 Paul Shoesmith BMW/Ice Valley by Motorsave Trade 01:16:00.906 119.124 Bronze

29 36 Gary Carswell Honda/ 01:16:19.222 118.647 Bronze

30 60 Chris Petty Honda/Moto Breakers Doncaster 01:16:40.008 118.111 Bronze

31 54 Steve Heneghan Kawasaki/Quattro Plant Kawasaki 01:16:45.765 117.963 Bronze

32 52 Herve Gantner BMW/Penz13.com 01:16:52.863 117.782 Bronze

33 34 Jamie Coward Honda/Rjp Racing 01:17:07.091 117.420 Bronze

34 48 David Hewson Aprilia/David Hewson Ltd 01:17:10.590 117.331 Bronze

35 41 Grant Wagstaff Kawasaki/Ducks Cross Racing 01:17:20.333 117.085 Bronze

36 56 Eric Wilson Kawasaki/David Hewson Limited 01:17:30.771 116.822 Bronze

37 67 Oliver Linsdell Honda/Bonds / Flitwick Motorcycles 01:17:34.115 116.738 Bronze

38 75 James McCullagh Honda/JKJ Honda 01:17:37.700 116.648 Bronze

39 63 Alan Connor Yamaha/CONNOR RACING 01:18:00.531 116.079

40 80 Michael Niblett Kawasaki/Astro Racing 01:18:09.281 115.863

41 66 Paul Duckett Honda/Duckett Roofing 01:18:22.985 115.525

42 55 George Spence Aprilia/Ayton Smiddy Ltd 01:18:34.602 115.240

43 64 David Madsen-Mygdal Honda/ 01:18:38.076 115.155

44 61 Fabrice Miguet Kawasaki/TEAM KAWASAKI MIG 01:18:53.869 114.771

45 83 Graham English BMW/www.steveenglish.com 01:19:05.903 114.480

46 25 Joshua Brookes* Suzuki/Tyco Suzuki 01:19:50.515 113.414

47 59 Allann Venter* Honda/DP Coldplaning/TC Racing 01:19:54.721 113.315

48 86 James Hurrell Kawasaki/ENANJAY RACING 01:21:46.805 110.726

49 72 Mark Herbertson Yamaha/Gilbert Brown and Son Transport Lt 01:22:10.927 110.185

50 92 Cheung Wai On* Aprilia/Splitlath Redmond Racing 01:06:56.302 101.458

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