Flying Kiwi Bruce Anstey, who is suffering with flu symptoms and was forced to retire from this morning Superstock race, has taken this afternoon Junior Supersport race one win in fine style leading on time and on the road - and broke Guy Martin’s lap record putting in a 125.372mph on his second circuit.
Relative rookie Steve Plater had a storming last lap to take second place away from John McGuinness whose steering damper broke early on and he struggled to make the bike turn and keep a line.
Plater made most of his time up over the Mountain section, taking third from Keith Amor between the Grandstand and Glen Helen on lap four. He then set about chasing down McGuinness and went into second at the Bungalow and held it to the line, putting in a 124mph lap in the process.
Anstey, who has given Relentless Suzuki its third win from three starts, said: "I wasn’t even going to go out on the 600 after this morning, but I was given the fast bike so I had to. I just went out, got my head down and really enjoyed myself."
His win means the southern hemisphere has taken all three wins so far this year.
Guy Martin had his second mechanical fault of this year’s festival, breaking down at the Highlander on lap one. Conor Cummins broke down at Windy Corner.