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TT 2016 – Technical Director Adrian Gorst Issues Apology

TT Races technical director Adrian Gorst has issued an apology, relating to a comment he made regarding the pistons within the Came BPT Yamaha piloted by Ian Hutchinson in the second Monster Energy Supersport race.

Adrian Gorst said in a statement:

“I made an initial comment in the heat of the moment during post race inspection but on closer examination and after reviewing the TT regulations it became clear that the piston was eligible and complied with the Technical Regulations for the Supersport Class.

At no point were any of the machines formally declared illegal and no formal protest was received from any of the other competing teams or riders. I would like to apologise to anyone affected by my comment.”

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Photo by Mark Corlett

14 times TT winner Ian Hutchinson, also stated today on Twitter, an apology to Michael Dunlop, following what was said in the Pokerstars senior TT, press conference.

“Finally and I apologise to Michael Dunlop as Adrian Gorst requested a piston stating a protest was made by them!”

Words by Stevie Rial

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