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Ian Hutchinson has shrugged off any disappointment after Saturday’s Superbike race, when he came second to Michael Dunlop, with a stunning win in today’s Supersport TT race.

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Hutchinson lead from the start and was never bettered in the race, his 12th TT victory which moves him up to equal fifth best of all-time alongside Saturday’s winner Michael Dunlop, who finished second in today’s Supersport event.

Hutchy nailed The Mountain Course with a best lap of 127.811mph on the final outing. He was also 15.2 seconds inside the race time overall.

After the race Hutchy said: “I seemed to have a little connection with this bike, knew I had to push really hard from the start. The rest of the race was pretty smooth apart from the last lap I’ve never seen so many backmarkers on a lap of the TT in my life!

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“The run through Glen Helen was busy and the the last bit of the lap was terrible and I nearly highsided there because I was revving the bike hard to let them know I was there and I nearly highsided.”

Dunlop added: “We struggled on the first lap, this was the first real run we’ve had on this bike. But this means that we’ve got something solid to build on. This was my first time on this bike this year and I’m looking forward to getting it out there again and going for it. If I make changes I think I can stick on Hutchy maybe.”

 

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But today in the first of two Supersport races at TT 2016 it was all about Hutchy who has now won more Supersport races than anyone else in TT history. And this victory gives Prodigy man Keith Flint’s Team Traction Control its third consecutive victory in the class (a 100% record).

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