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TT 2020: Rapid Todd/Tipper Team Take Over Virtual TT Leader Board Reigns

Day two of the first ever Virtual TT ended in top draw fashion with a nigh on perfect virtual Mountain Course lap from Honda Racing’s Davey Todd.

Ride on The Edge 2 game ambassador Todd competing on the works Honda Superbike piloted by David Johnson at TT 2019, despite spills at Hailwood Heights and Hillberry still set by a long, long the fastest solo competitor lap time thus far, 15 minutes 44 seconds.

Prior to the 2018 TT Privateers Champion’s superlative performance, his Virtual TT stablemate Sam Tipper hugely impressed on route to setting the quickest non real life racer lap time of 16 minutes 45 seconds.

Combined Tipper/Todd’s overall lap time registers at a formidable 32 minutes 29 seconds, 2 minutes 21 seconds clear of nearest challengers Raul Torras Martinez/Aaron Hislop.

Before Tipper/Todd’s rapid turn of pace, Spanish star Torras Martinez had looked on course to surpass Jamie Coward’s 137.5 mph plus lap from Sunday evening, before a late incident halted this potential feat with his recorded lap time of 16 minutes 38 seconds, just one second shy of Coward’s lap set on the PreZ Racing YZF R6 Yamaha.

Torras Martinez’s team mate Aaron Hislop, son of all-round racing legend, all time TT great Steve Hislop, in spite of a broken arm still showed a prominent turn of speed aboard the Rotary Norton that his Dad took to Senior TT honours in memorable fashion in 1992.

His lap time of 18 minutes 12 seconds, gave Team Torras an overall lap time of 34 minutes 50 seconds, placing them currently second on the Virtual TT Powered by Motul leader board, which currently reads as follows:

1 Davey Todd/Sam Tipper 32 minutes 29 seconds
2 Raul Torras Martinez/Aaron Hislop 34 minutes 50 seconds
3 Jamie Coward/Kenny Lam 35 minutes 13 seconds
4 Rennie Scaysbrook/Stefy Bau 43 minutes 50 seconds

Words by Stevie Rial

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