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Phil Wain  says:

Bruce Anstey won one of the most thrilling races in Isle of Man TT history

Bruce Anstey won one of the most thrilling races in Isle of Man TT history when he took the first Supersport race on Monday afternoon from fellow Antipodean Cameron Donald by just 0.77s. Once long time leader Michael Dunlop retired on the third lap, there was never more than a couple of seconds between Anstey, Donald and Gary Johnson with...

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RobTZ

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RobTZ says:

Well Done Bruce

Well done Bruce. Real shame for Michael Dunlop and Gary Johnson.

At least there is another race for the Supersports on Wednesday.

 

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Derekducati

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Bruce Anstey

Absolutely fantastic win for Bruce!   And fantastic for Cameron too!  Really great lads.

True heros!

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Derekducati

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Derekducati says:

Bruce Anstey

Absolutely fantastic win for Bruce!   And fantastic for Cameron too!  Really great lads.

True heros!

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RobTZ

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RobTZ says:

Benny

What have Tyco / Suzuki done to deserve such negative comments.

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

Benny

Johnson ran out of fuel because he and his team made a bad choice on the radiator. As far as I can gather Gary was involved in the choice so you've got to include him in your derision for amateurs. Oh and by the way the "true sense" of the word is somebody who takes part for the love of the sport rather than financial gain, just check out the root of the word.

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theglovenor

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theglovenor says:

brucie bonus

wel done to Bruce in particular (obviously) but the post race interviews with him and cameron donald just summed up what super human beings those lads are never mind awesome racers.

 

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

RobTZ

Much though it pains me to say it, I think Benny might have a point.

In their latest press release Tyco seem to be questioning Martin's ability or commitment which is a bit rich given what they have done for him this year. In the superbike it wasn't Guy who crossthreaded the rear spindle slowing the first pit stop and forcing him to complete four laps on the same rear tyre. In the first Supersports it wasn't Guy who sent the bike out with a faulty fuel pump. Now I'm not saying that Martin would have won either of those races, but what I am saying is that he was a proper gent and didn't blame the team for his result in either of those races. A faulty fuel pump is a faulty fuel pump and could probably have happened to any team, but a crossed thread is human error plain and simple. When all you're asked to do is tighten a bloody wheel spindle then mistakes aren't really the order of the day. Compare that with Tyco criticising Martin's result in the second Supersport race, one is putting your life on the line at high speed for 150 miles another is tightening a wheel spindle. Martin needs to concentrate totally and utterly for an hour and a quarter or, well basically, die. The mechanic on the other hand needs to concentrate for a few seconds or ruin somebody else's race. That Martin managed to lose only one place as a result of the spindle affair is credit to his ability and commitment. Indeed his final lap on that four lap old rear tyre was the fifth fastest final lap of the race, less than a second slower than Johnson. That's commitment and skill for you.

What I'd like to see is for Guy to win the Senior and then be honest about what he thinks about that first race. It's not going to happen, partly because I don't think he's totally on it this year, but mainly because he's too much of a gent to do that. Tyco need to remember however that if Martin does win he's said he's going to quit, so he won't mind burning his bridges behind him.

And as for Tyco's comments that they have proved that their Supersports bike is a competitive package at BSB and the NW200 just shows how little they really know, or maybe how little they think the fans know. Comparing short circuit results to the TT is, as we all know, ridiculous. However those who don't know their road racing might assume that the NW200 is as gruelling as the TT. It isn't. A supersports race at the NW200 is shorter than a single lap of the TT and even then doesn't hammer the bike as much as a lap of the TT. The event is a sprint compared to the TT and you can't guarantee that a bike that does well in the North West will do well at the TT. I really hope the team know that and are just hoping that a lot of people don't. If they really believe that then their credibility has just dropped to zero.
 


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