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TT 2011: Michael Dunlop takes Superstock victory

Street Sweep PBM Kawasaki's Michael Dunlop took his second career TT win on the Isle of Man this evening with a victory in the Royal London 360 Superstock race which he led from halfway through lap one.

The win makes up for the Ballymoney man's disappointment at retiring from the lead of the Monster Supersport race this morning but adds to the Supersport win he took in 2009. John McGuinness took second place with Guy Martin third.

Dunlop snatched the lead from Martin going into Ramsey after only half a second covered the top three for the opening half-lap. The Relentless Suzuki man kept hold of M-Lop to the Bungalow but by the time they crossed the line at the end of lap one, Martin was back in the lead with a 1.69s advantage.

McGuinness was in a solid third place at the end of lap one with Gary Johnson three seconds further back in fourth and William Dunlop hauling his way into fifth place.

M-Lop seriously got the hammer down on the run to Glen Helen, negating Martin's advantage and carving out his own lead of four seconds. That had risen to six seconds at Ballaugh, ten seconds at Ramsey and 12s at the Bungalow as Johnson retired from the race at Creg-ny-Baa.

As lap two came to an end, M-Lop lapped in 129.709mph and was 13s ahead of Martin but wily veteran McGuinness had started to pull back some time on the Lincolnshire tea maker and Johnson's retirement had prmoted Keith Amor to fourth after he had gone past W-Lop at Ramsey.

M-Lop was 15s ahead at Glen Helen following pitstops but McGuinness went past Martin as they went into Ramsey but the 16-time TT winner could do nothing about M-Lop and he held 17s lead until he began to slow on the last lap.

Cameron Donald, meanwhile, had snuck up on W-Lop on the last lap and went past him at the Bungalow but the elder Dunlop was back past for fifth as they took the chequered flag, finishing four-tenths ahead but 30s behind Amor.

Manxman Dan Kneen was seventh, Michael Rutter eighth, Adrian Archibald ninth, James Hillier tenth and newcomer Simon Andrews was an unbelievable 11th place ahead of names like Conor Cummins and Ian Lougher.

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Michael Dunlop clinched his second Isle of Man TT triumph as he took victory in Monday's Superstock race.

Dunlop, riding a Street Sweep Kawasaki, finished 18.5 seconds ahead of John McGuinness with Guy Martin a further four seconds back in third place.

The Ballymoney man led Monday's earlier Supersport race before retiring.

"I wanted that badly. I've had so much disappointment this week and I've have been in such bad form with the team so this one was for them," said Dunlop.

Keith Amor, William Dunlop and Cameron Donald completed the top six.

Winner Dunlop recorded the fastest lap of the race at 129.71mph on his second circuit.

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Martin led Dunlop by 1.5 seconds after lap one, with McGuinness third.

Dunlop overhauled Martin with that outstanding speed on lap two to lead by 13 seconds.

The Ballymoney rider continued to extend his advantage and McGuinness overtook Martin to claim second.

Supersport race winner Bruce Anstey retired at the end of lap one and Gary Johnson called it a day on lap two.

"That was hard work," said Dunlop after his victory.

"I've been horrible to live with all week as nothing has been going for me but this has made up for it," he added.

Dunlop is the son of the late Robert Dunlop - who clinched five TT victories - and nephew of road racing legend Joey Dunlop, who was killed in an accident in 2000.

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Ok thread title alone was enough to spoil my dvr fun.

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Great result for Kawi!!
That other brand with the M in the middle finished way way way behind.What a shame.

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Look at the fastest lap time grouping for the TT races for all of the bikes. The new 10 is really performing well.
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