Richard McLoughlin competing for the third time at the TT Races, is nearing joining the coveted club of riders to have lapped in excess of 120 mph, on the world famous Mountain Course.
Following a productive practice week, Richard began TT 2016 race action, in the RST Superbike race. Piloting the Autotech Racing ZX10R Kawasaki, he went onto finish a highly respectable 43rd, along the way lapping in excess of 119 mph.
On Monday, a record breaking Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock race, would see Richard finish 44th, as he finished in front of 2014 senior Manx Grand Prix winner Andrew Soar, Mountain Course legend Dave Madsen Mygdal and up and coming roads star Mark Goodings.
The fourth place finisher in the 2013 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, has since stepping up to the TT Races, been gradually his pace around the Mountain Course.
Only action scheduled for Richard tomorrow at TT 2016, is in the one lap senior TT qualifying session.
The race known to many as the blue riband one, regularly sees multiple riders set huge personal best laps, the same opportunity awaits Richard McLoughlin.
Words by Stevie Rial