2016 Isle of Man TT RST Superbike TT Results | Video
After a week of dominating qualifying and practice in the 2016 Isle of Man TT Superbike class, the BMW S1000RR proved its worth once again at the 37.73-mile Mountain Course during Saturday’s opening TT.And it was a record-breaking performance during the RST Superbike TT – Hawk Racing BMW’s Michael Dunlop obliterated the lap record, becoming the first TT rider to ever post under 17 minutes. His record lap was a 16:58.254 on the final lap (six); this was 1:15.643 minutes quicker than the record set by John McGuinness last season.
The 27-year-old Northern Irishman also set a new lap record of 133.393, destroying the previous one set during last year’s Senior TT by McGuinness (132.701mph). Dunlop earned the victory – his 12th TT – by 19 seconds ahead of Tyco BMW’s Ian Hutchinson, the only other rider besides Dunlop to lead superbike practice.Visit Ultimate MotorCycling’s Isle of Man TT page.Earning the final podium position was 23-time TT winner McGuinness on the Honda Racing CBR1000RR SP Fireblade.Rounding out the top 10 were GBmoto Racing Kawasaki’s Peter Hickman; Silicone Engineering Kawasaki’s Dean Harrison; Bathams SMT Racing BMW’s Michael Rutter; Norton Motorcycles’ David Johnson; Valvoline by Padgett’s Motorcycles’ (Honda RC213V-S) Bruce Anstey; Team Penz13.com BMW’s Gary Johnson and East Coast Construction BMW’s Lee Johnston.In the race for the TT Privateer’s Championship, Daniel Hegarty took the maximum 25 points after finishing 13th overall, also posting a new personal best lap of the Mountain Course at 128.341mph, the IOM TT reports.The action takes a break on Sunday, but returns on Monday for the Monster Energy Supersport TT race 1; sidecar qualifying; RL369 Superstock TT; Lightweight Qualifying; and TT Zero Qualifying.For more, visit the Ultimate MotorCycling Isle of Man TT page.You also can follow all of the qualifying and racing around the Mountain Course via the live timing and live Manx Radio commentary via iomtt.com.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIYNim3LnJM
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In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!