Motorcycle Racing News Isle of Man TT: Supersport 1 Race Results

Isle of Man TT: Supersport 1 Race Results

2011 Isle of Man TT

Last week during practice for the 2011 Isle of Man TT, Bruce Anstey was the only rider to break the 131-mph barrier in the Superbike solo class. But when the first Superbike race of 2011 IOMTT arrived on Saturday (Dainese 6-Lap Superbike), the Kiwi rider retired with trouble on his Padgetts Honda CBR1000RR.

But Anstey redeemed himself during a shortened, 3-lap Supersport Race 1 on Monday, taking his eight IOMTT victory, and first since 2008.

Anstey would end up finishing 8.39 seconds ahead of Honda TT Legends rider Keith Amor. Taking the third was Guy Martin, although he crashed at Creg Ny Baa before the IOMTT Supersport race was red flagged due to the fatal, one-man IOMTT crash at Gorse Lea involving Derek Brien.

When the race on the 37.73-mile Mountain Course restarted, Wilson Craig Honda’s Cameron Donald lead over Street Sweep Yamaha R6 rider Michael Dunlop and Anstey. Behind were Gary Johnson, Saturday’s Dainese IOMTT Superbike winner John McGuinness, Amor, Dan Kneen and Guy Martin.

By the end of the first lap on restart of Supersport Race 1, Dunlop seemed unstoppable, having a 1.5-second lead over Donald. But soon IOMTT riders began pitting, and there was some confusion due to position changes.

On the next time around at Glen Helen during the Supersport IOMTT race, Johnson was the new leader, having a 37-second lead due to Dunlop retiring at Ballig Bridge. But when he pitted for fuel, he gave the lead to Donald, with Anstey in second.

But trouble came Donald’s way, and he had bike issues at Kirk Michael, forcing him to retire. This gave the lead to Anstey, who also held the fastest lap of the Supersport 1 race at 126.59 mph. Amor would finish in second, eight seconds ahead of Martin.

As for the TT Championship points lead, McGuinness continues to lead with 36 points, three ahead of Amor.

2011 Isle of Man TT: Supersport Race 1 Results (Monday, June 6):

  1. Bruce Anstey / Padgetts Honda CBR600: 54:40.01, 124.232 mph
  2. Keith Amor / KBMG Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600: 54:48.40, 123.916
  3. Guy Martin /Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing GSX-R600
  4. Gary Johnson / East Coast Construction Honda CBR600
  5. John McGuinness / Padgetts Motorcycles Honda CBR600
  6. Dan Kneen / Marks Bloom Racing Yamaha YZF-R6
  7. Ian Lougher / Blackhorse Kawasaki ZX-6R
  8. Ben Wylie / Yamaha YZF-R6
  9. Ian Mackman / Kemtile Triumph 675
  10. Daniel Stewart / Wilcock Consulting Honda CBR600

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

2019 Aragon MotoGP Preview: Leader Marquez to Start 200th Race

Sunday's 23-lap Aragon MotoGP will also be a historic one for Honda's Marc Marquez as the points leader starts his 200th GP race.

The BMW Story: Second Edition by Ian Fallon: Rider’s Library (Review)

In the second edition of The BMW Story shares what Ian Falloon has learned as he tracked the BMW motorcycle line since the book’s first printing in 2003.

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty + Scout 100th Anniversary First Ride Review (10 Fast...

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty and Scout 100th Anniversary First Ride Review Indian Motorcycle has been on a tear lately, and the Minnesota-based company doesn’t...

2020 Kawasaki KLX300R Review: Off-Road Motorcycle (9 Fast Facts)

2020 Kawasaki KLX300R Review: Single-track to Jeep-trail Tested After a 12-year break following a 14-year run, the Kawasaki KLX300R is back to fill a void in...

2019 Honda CB1100 RS 5Four First Look: 50th Anniversary

2019 Honda CB1100 RS 5Four First Look The 50th anniversary of the iconic Honda CB750 is an important event around the world. To commemorate it...

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Review (23 Fast Facts)

We head to Jerez to test the updated and more refined 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M superbikes. Here's our first ride review.