BMW riders Dunlop and Hutchinson win on the Isle of Man

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Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson win the first two races of the 1000cc categories at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy – Mathieu Gines extends his championship lead in the IDM, while the BMW riders in the AARR also collect more wins and podium finishes.

Munich (DE), 8th June 2016. The 2016 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy has begun, and in the 1000cc categories the BMW S 1000 RR is the dominant bike. BMW road racers Michael Dunlop (GB) and Ian Hutchinson (GB) have won the two first races held in this category – both setting new records.

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

The first two races of the 1000cc categories at the 2016 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy have been held: the Superbike TT and the Superstock TT. On both occasions, BMW S 1000 RR racers took dominant wins and set new records. In Saturday’s Superbike TT, Michael Dunlop (GB) was unbeatable on his Hawk Racing BMW S 1000 RR. He took the win with an advantage of 19 seconds and clocked the fastest lap ever ridden on the Isle of Man TT Course in 16:58.254 seconds with an average speed of 133.393 mph. Dunlop was the first rider in the history of the Isle of Man TT to do a lap time below the 17-minute mark. The success for the BMW S 1000 RR was completed by Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) who secured second place on the podium. Three more RR riders finished in the top ten: Michael Rutter (GB / Bathams SMT Racing) was sixth, Gary Johnson (GB / Team Penz 13.com BMW Motorrad) ninth and Lee Johnston (GB / East Coast Construction / Burdens) tenth.

The Superstock TT on Monday marked the next race for 1000cc machines. This time, Hutchinson was clearly the fastest man on the circuit. He won with an advantage of over 27 seconds and set a new Superstock lap record with his Tyco BMW S 1000 RR – with an average speed of 133.098 mph. Rutter was fourth, while Gary Johnson claimed the best ever TT result to date for Team Penz 13.com BMW Motorrad by finishing fifth. David Johnson (AU / Ice Valley Four Anjels Racing) also rode into the top ten and was ninth. The third and final 1000cc race, the prestigious Senior TT, will be held on Friday.
The weekend, however, was overshadowed by tragic accidents. With great disbelief and sadness, BMW Motorrad Motorsport has learned the sad news of the death of Paul Shoesmith (GB), who lost his life in an accident during the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. The 50-year old died after a fall during the Supersport practice on Saturday evening, which he contested on a 600cc bike. In the 1000cc categories, Superbike and Superstock, Shoesmith took part in international road racing on a BMW. He was also a participant in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s would like to express its most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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