TT 2018: Harrison takes Supersport win, Dunlop hit with penalty

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Dean Harrison took his second Isle of Man TT victory in this morning’s second Monster Energy Supersport race.

As in every other race this week, Harrison bolted off the line to lead at Glen Helen, holding a two second advantage over Monday’s first race winner Michael Dunlop.

However, it didn’t seem Dunlop had an answer for the Silicone Kawasaki ace this time as he stretched his lead out sector by sector in the opening two laps.

That lead would become even more comfortable after the pit stops at the end of lap two as Dunlop was slapped with a 30 second penalty for speeding in pit lane.

Dunlop’s penalty saw Peter Hickman move up to second with James Hillier inheriting third, but the duo were separated by just a second heading into the last two laps.

Harrison managed his lead over the remainder of the race to comfortably take his second mountain course win, with Hickman building enough of a gap over Hillier to take second.

Conor Cummins was fourth for Padgetts Honda with Michael Dunlop ending up fifth after his 30 second penalty.

Monster McAMS Yamaha’s Josh Brookes rounded out the top six to equal his best ever TT result ahead of the second Padgetts bike of Lee Johnston.

Gary Johnson crossed the line eighth ahead of James Cowton and Ivan Lintin. 

Monster Energy Supersport Race 2

  1. Dean Harrison – Silicone Engineering Kawasaki
  2. Peter Hickman – Smiths Trooper Triumph
  3. James Hillier – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki
  4. Conor Cummins – Padgetts Racing Honda
  5. Michael Dunlop – MD Racing Carl Cox Honda
  6. Josh Brookes – Monster McAMS Yamaha
  7. James Cowton – McAdoo Kawasaki
  8. Ivan Lintin – Dafabet Devitt Kawasaki
Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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