Isle of Man TT 2017 – Michael Dunlop wins Senior TT on board new Suzuki GSX-R

Michael Dunlop has the final Senior TT race in the Isle of Man TT 2017 yesterday on board of the brand new Suzuki GSX-R.

With Ian Hutchinson crashing out of the race in Lap 2which led to a break in the race, Dunlop was able to make necessary changes to the bike’s setting which gave him the ultimate TT race win.

Peter Hickman (Smiths BMW) and Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) again scored impressive podium finishes in second and third respectively.

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Michael Dunlop took his 16th TT win in the Isle of Man TT 2017 premiere race, the Senior TT. Not only he won the most memorable race of the entire Tourist Trophy series, he did so yesterday on board the brand new Suzuki GSX-R.

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Throughout the two weeks at the legendary Mountain Course, the two names who kept being mentioned were Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson. With Hutchinson’s two recent wins in the Superstock and Superbike races, it looks like the two will go head to head once again.

That reality of the two giants going at it once again was shattered when Ian Hutchinson went down in Lap 2 took him out of contention for the premiere 2017 TT crown. He was taken to the hospital via helicopter with a broken femur but in stable condition. The crash caused the race to stop which gave Dunlop the golden opportunity to change the GSX-R’s new rear shock which led to his win.

The change of setup during the race break gave Dunlop a huge advantage when he crossed the chequered flag ahead of runner-up, Peter Hickman. The Smith’s BMW rider finished the race in second place with a gap of over 13 seconds on board his BMW S1000RR.

Peter Hickman

Dean Harrison scored yet another podium finish on board his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki ZX-10R. Harrison finished the race in third with a gap of over 10 seconds behind Peter Hickman. With the Senior TT race over, that marks the end of an interesting two weeks of high-octane action on the legendary Mountain Course.

A passionate individual when it comes to anything related to two wheels (or sometimes more), he enjoys the chaotic and magical world of motorsports as much as riding leisurely to the shops on his beloved Vespa. With an education-based background, he is always eager to learn and share about the poetic arts of motorcycling.

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