Dunlop wins second SuperSport race to take his tally up to four on the island
With scorching temperatures and excellent conditions all around the course Wednesday's Monster Energy Supersport Race two was always going to be a classic. As Michael Dunlop blasted his way around on a final lap of 128.667 mph proved it would be more than just a footnote in TT history. Not only was the lap a record for the class, it also wrested the lead from Bruce Anstey and gave the Ulster man his fourth race win at the 2013 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy.
Anstey led the race through every sector for three laps but Dunlop's blistering final lap pace was too much for the nine-time TT winner, especially as he was still recovering from a heavy chest infection. John McGuinness scored his fourth TT podium of the week with a strong third place ride. The finish was particularly significant for the Morecambe man as it brings his total number of podium results at the TT to forty - equal to his hero Joey Dunlop. William Dunlop missed out on the podium by just under a second as McGuinness recorded his quickest ever 600cc lap at over 127mph.