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Padgett's Honda rider Ian Hutchinson has won his second race in one day, adding victory in the Superstock TT this evening to the Supersport TT he won this lunchtime and also taking the lap record at 129.746mph.

The Superstock podium mirrored the Supersport podium with Hydrex Honda's Guy Martin taking second a little under nine seconds behind Hutchinson with Scotsman Keith Amor finishing third 17.03s in arrears.

"Bloody hell. I can't believe it. I really wanted that. After the first you think, 'I have one won for the week', but I wanted that big time. I got stuck in but when we were into the pits I lost time and I thought that would take some getting back," said Hutchinson.


"I got stuck behind some later-starters but I knew Guy would have the same problem. It's unbelievable. I might ride the Superstock bike on Friday if it can do that!"

It was heartbreak again for Kiwi Bruce Anstey who retired from the Supersport race earlier and went out of the Superstock race on lap one, cruising into the pits and abandoning his Relentless Suzuki. Michael Dunlop also stopped at Braddan Bridge on lap one but was able to continue.

As in the 600cc race earlier, it was a Hutchinson and Martin show at the end but from the start, Amor led at Glen Helen with John McGuinness in close attendance and Hutchinson third, 2.37s behind with Martin languishing in ninth.

At Ballaugh, McGuinness was past Amor and leading both on the road and on time by just 0.25s with Hutchinson pegging back a second for third and Ryan Farquhar in fourth. Martin had leapfrogged up to sixth and by the time they got into Ramsey, Gary Johnson had gone back past McGuinness to lead on the road but the Morecambe Missile had doubled his lead to 0.54 over Amor with Hutchinson in third, 1.53 behind and Martin now in fourth a little under five seconds off the leader.

McGuinness was back in front on the road at the Bungalow and had stretched his lead over Hutchinson to 1.10s with Amor third and Martin fourth 3.35s behind. At the end of lap one, McGuinness's lead was down to under a second as he blitzed the lap record with a  128.538mph lap.

As the leaders went through Glen Helen on lap two, the top four were covered by 0.93s as Martin hit the front, Amor in second, McGuinness in third and Hutchinson in fourth but at Ballaugh, Martin had gone a second in front of Hutchinson as McGuinness and Amor fell away by three seconds.

Going into Ramsey, Martin went past Steve Plater on the road but Hutchinson was ahead by a second on corrected time and from here on in, it was a duel between the Hydrex and Padgett's Hondas.

As the bikes left the pits on the start of lap three, Martin was seven seconds in front, but Hutchinson had cut that to 2.10s by Glen Helen, 1.98 at Ballaugh Bridge, 0.33s at Ramsey Hairpin but Martin got the hammer down on the climb up to mountain, leading by 1.28s at the Bungalow.

Hutchinson put in quick sectors coming back down the mountain, cutting Martin's lead to 0.96s at Cronk-Ny-Mona and then to 0.05s as they crossed the line to start the fourth and final lap.


As Hutchinson, who was in front on the road, hit later-starting riders into Glen Helen Martin led by a little under a second which was extended to 1.2s as they made the leap at Ballaugh but Hutchinson got his head down before Ramsey to lead on the road ahead of Amor and was 1.28s in front of Martin going Ramsey Hairpin.

From there, Hutchinson couldn't be caught, stretching his lead over Martin to five seconds at the Bungalow and he crossed the line 8.78s in front of the Lincolnshire man with Amor 17s behind in third and Plater fourth some 42s behind.
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