Harris wins 1000cc Production TT

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Shaun Harris and Bruce Anstey made it a New Zealand 1-2 in the 1000cc Production race at the Isle of Man TT on Monday evening.

Richard Britton led the race away but by Glen Helen Harris had already started to show his dominance with a two-second lead over Anstey.

F1 race winner Adrian Archibald and Ian Lougher were in equal third followed by Ryan Farquhar and Richard Britton at that stage.

By the second lap Archibald was comfortably holding third place but disaster struck when he ran out of fuel just short of the pit lane and had to coast in. The lost time dropped him to ninth place and he only managed to make up enough to finish the race in eighth.

John McGuinness also fell victim to lack of fuel but had to push his bike much further and decided to retire when he reached the pits, exhausted from the push and his win in the 400cc Lightweight class just over an hour before.

Ultra Lightweight 125cc winner Chris Palmer also retired with the proximity of the two races taking its toll on the Manx local.

Harris maintained his pace to the end finishing the three-lap race 16-seconds ahead of his fellow countryman.

Farquhar and Lougher were fighting it out for third place but Lougher pulled up at the Bungalow leaving the Irish rider to take his second podium finish of the day, 30-seconds down on Harris.

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff