JT SPROCKETS - HIFLOFILTRO Isle of Man TT Report 2017 13 June 2017
The world famous Isle of Man TT races came to a close for another year over the weekend and our congratulations go to Michael Dunlop for securing his 15th TT win.
The premier event, the Pokerstars Senior TT, was red flagged due to a crash on lap 2 when Ian Hutchinson crashed his Tyco BMW at the 27th milestone. The restart of the shortened race saw Michael Dunlop on his Bennetts Suzuki GSXR1000L7, using Hiflofiltro’s HF138RC oil filters, steadily increase on his 1.5 second lead over Bruce Anstey. The chequered flag dropped as Michael crossed the finish line a very respectable 13.3s over second place man Peter Hickman on his Smiths Racing BMW, and post a fastest lap time of 17:02.009 at 132.903mph. Dean Harrison on his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki completed the podium in third place.
In the weeks other classes, Martin Jessop scored an excellent second place finish in the Bennetts lightweight TT on his JT shod Riders Kawasaki 650 twin, just 9 seconds behind race winner Michael Rutter. Our congratulations go to Martin and all his team for a job well done.
Martin had a busy week, finishing 10th in the RST Superbike TT race and achieving a silver replica, as well as 12th positions in both the Supersport and Superstock TTs. Whereas Michael Dunlop took home a brace of trophies by winning the Supersport TT, as well as a 6th in the Superstock TT and a 7th in the Lightweight TT
JT Sprockets combined with DID428VX chain were also in action on the Nottingham University electric prototype race bike piloted by Daley Mathison in the TT Zero class. Daley brought the experimental machine home in third place behind race winner Bruce Anstey and second place finisher Guy Martin. Daley also finished 13th in the Senior TT, 16th in the Supersport TT and 23rd in the Superstock TT, all using DID’s 520ERV3 race chain.
So once more the sun sets over the Isle of Man 37 mile TT course and our utmost respect goes to all the riders who participated in the historic road racing event.