Tyco BMW’s Ian Hutchinson scored an emphatic win in today’s Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock Race, securing Tyco BMW’s second of two TT race wins this week so far. The ‘Bingley Bullet’ has earned himself the title of ‘the most successful Superstock TT rider of all time’ with five Superstock victories, three of them consecutive, taking his overall TT race wins to 16.
Following yet another seamless pit stop from the Tyco BMW team, including a rear tyre change, ‘Hutchy’s’ lead increased by a further 8 seconds. With an intelligent assessment of the tricky conditions and some superb riding, Ian once again took the top step with an incredible +22.243 second lead.
Philip Neill – Team Manager: To achieve our 2nd TT victory of the week, together with our partners Tyco Security Products and BMW Motorrad, is absolutely fantastic. To be a part of Ian becoming the most successful TT SST rider ever with 5 x victories, ironically taking that title from former TAS Racing rider Bruce Anstey, really is the icing on the cake. Conditions weren’t exactly perfect and for that reason we were even more nervous than normal, but Hutchy did a great job in mastering the conditions and became stronger as the race went on. Another massive congratulations to our team with another slick pit stop, including a wheel change which really is not easy on a SST bike especially when under pressure. Our BMW S1000RR never missed a beat and we really need to thank the BMW Motorrad technicians for their continued support, a BMW podium lockout and the first four bikes home is testament to the superb job they do.
Finally, thanks to our partners Tyco Security Products and BMW, without whom we would not be here and also to our many associate partners including Eddie Stobart, who are enjoying their first year with the TAS Racing Family
Ian Hutchinson: With the track being a little green and the learning curve that goes with running new tyres in these conditions, it was a tough race. I’ve never started a TT race with only one lap behind me in practice, however I ride the BMW S1000RR Superstock Bike in the British Championship and I know it inside out – I am really comfortable on it.
We decided to run a soft tyre so a rear tyre change during the pit stop was crucial, again the team did a cracking job in the pits which certainly helped with increasing the gap. Thank you Tyco BMW and everyone that is involved to get us here.
ROYAL LONDON 360 QUANTUM SUPERSTOCK RACE
1 Ian Hutchinson – Tyco BMW / 01:09:59.261
2 Peter Hickman – BMW / Smiths Racing / 01:10:21.684
3 Dan Kneen – BMW / DTR powered by Penz 13 / 01:10:21.684
4 Michael Rutter – BMW / Bathams SMT Racing / 01:10:21.684
5 Dean Harrison – Kawasaki / Silicone Engineering / 01:10:54.002
6 Michael Dunlop – Suzuki / MD Racing / 01:11:03.037
7 William Dunlop – Yamaha / Temple Golf Club / 01:12:04.373
8 David Johnson – BMW / Fleetwood Grab Services BMW / 01:12:11.733
9 Jamie Coward – BMW / Radcliffe’s Racing / 01:12:39.386
10 Horst Saiger – Kawasaki / Swiss Moto / 01:12:58.409