TT 2016: Michael Dunlop excluded from Supersport result

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Michael Dunlop has been dramatically excluded from today’s Supersport race result after a technical infringement was identified in post-race examination.

A statement released by ACU Events Ltd announced Dunlop’s exclusion just minutes after the conclusion of the RL 360 Superstock race, from which Dunlop retired with a gear lever issue.

Dunlop had finished second in the race, some 15 seconds behind winner Ian Hutchinson. Dean Harrison will now be awarded the second-placed spot with James Hillier moving up to complete the podium.

Rob Hodson, who finished 14th, was also excluded from the result for running a ‘significantly oversized engine’.

The statement read: “ACU Events Ltd can confirm that two competitors have been disqualified from today’s Supersport Race 1 at the Isle of Man TT Races.

Michael Dunlop has been excluded from the results for a technical infringement identified during post race examination.

ACU Events Ltd do not believe that there was a deliberate attempt to gain an unfair advantage and no significant performance advantage was gained.

As a result of this disqualification, Dean Harrison moves up to second place with James Hillier now taking the final podium position.

In addition Rob Hodson, who finished 14th in the same race, has also been disqualified from the race having been found to have been running a significantly oversized engine.”

Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing