Archibald does the double
Adrian Archibald has won the Senior race bringing to a close two weeks of extreme highs and lows at this year’s Isle of Man TT.
Archibald, who also won the Formula One race a week ago, lead for all but the first nine miles of the four lap race on his GSX-R1000 after bad weather caused the start to be delayed by more than 24 hours. John McGuiness was initially the front man but Archibald was lapping so fast that by the end of the race he had pulled out a lead of more than 20 seconds, leaving McGuinness to take second on the Monstermob Ducati.
The Ducati rider was just holding on to Archibald but the extra time he has to spend in the pits, due to the fact that the 998 has no started motor, saw him drop even further behind.
Ian Lougher, on the ex-works Honda SP2, had a tough fight with Ryan Farquhar’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 out on the roads but on times Lougher came in third with Farquhar fifth behind Jason Griffiths.
Production 600 winner Shaun Harris came home in sixth place followed by Junior TT winner Bruce Anstey in seventh and Richard Britton in eighth.
Archibald’s win in the Senior race saw him receive the Joey Dunlop Trophy in recognition of winning both the Senior and the F1 TTs.
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