Road racings great races – Isle of Man TT 2010 supersport race 1

The opening supersport race of TT 2010 brought with it good weather but most of all good racing! First off the line was Bruce Anstey starting at number 1 on the Relentless Suzuki by TAS supersport bike but by Glen Helen on lap 1 it was Guy Martin who took a early lead from Ian Hutchinson whilst in third place riding superbly was Dan Kneen on the Mark Blooms racing Yamaha R6. Halfway through lap 1 saw then Ian Hutchinson take the lead from Guy Martin it was nip and tuck between them and would right throughout the race.

At the end of lap 1 it was Ian Hutchinson who held a small lead over Guy Martin with Dan Kneen occupying third place in front of Keith Amor. On lap 2 the lead at the front changed around for a bit of time before at the end of lap 2 Ian Hutchinson upped his lead at the front over Guy Martin to now 2 seconds. Dan Kneen and Keith Amor where battling over third place with Michael Dunlop now also starting to come into podium contention.

Positions stayed the same throughout on lap 3 apart from the the battle over a podium finish which was going the way of Michael Dunlop who was getting faster and faster as the race went on. Keith Amor was now in 4th place with Dan Kneen now in 5th position. On the final lap Ian Hutchinson had now a 4 second lead over Guy Martin but Guy was on a charge on the final lap but it wasn’t enough to snatch victory away from Ian Hutchinson on the Padgetts Honda supersport bike.

Ian took race victory by three seconds over Guy in second place whilst Michael Dunlop took third place 12 seconds down on Guy Martin. Keith Amor finished in 4th place whilst Dan Kneen took a personal best finish of 5th place. Completing the top 6 was William Dunlop who took his first ever took sixth finish in a TT race on the CD racing Yamaha R6. 7th place went to John Mcguinness, 8th place went to Conor Cummins, 9th place went to Ryan Farquhar with Cameron Donald completing the top 10.

Best finishing newcomer was David Johnson on the DP Coldplaning/TCR Honda supersport bike who finished in 33rd place. Overall a tight race throughout but one that brought a second win in TT 2010 for Ian Hutchinson in what would be a unique year for him at the TT. This was achieving five wins in a week a record that has not yet being matched.

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