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TT 2018: Kawasaki Take Manufacturers Title

Largely helped by the performances of Monster Energy Supersport race 2 victor Dean Harrison, Kawasaki got the better of the likes of BMW and Honda to take the TT 2018 manufacturers title.

The hugely respected brand who came so close to a first Senior TT success since 1975 on Friday afternoon, finished 22 points clear of nearest challengers BMW in the race for the prestigious crown.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Alongside the prodigious performances of Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison, others to impress on Kawasaki machinery within the Supersport/1000cc races at TT 2018 included the ever consistent James Hillier who took his tally of TT rostrum finishes to 12.

Plus McAdoo Kawasaki’s talented duo of James Cowton and Adam McLean, RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki’s Gary Johnson, Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Ivan Lintin, Barry Furber, Frank Gallagher, Lightweight class runner up Derek McGee and TT returnee Michael Booth.

Full run down of overall results in the race for the TT 2018 manufacturers championship, is as follows:

1 Kawasaki 97
2 BMW 75
3 Honda 74
4 Triumph 36
5 Yamaha 20
6 Norton 17
7 Suzuki 16

Words by Stevie Rial