Tyco BMW’s Ian Hutchinson scored an emphatic win in the Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock Race, securing Tyco BMW’s second of two TT race wins this week so far. The ‘Bingley Bullet’ has earned himself the title of ‘the most successful Superstock TT rider of all time’ with five Superstock victories, three of them consecutive, taking his overall TT race wins to 16.
Following yet another seamless pit stop from the Tyco BMW team, including a rear tyre change, ‘Hutchy’s’ lead increased by a further 8 seconds. With an intelligent assessment of the tricky conditions and some superb riding, Ian once again took the top step with an incredible +22.243 second lead.
Ian Hutchinson: “With the track being a little green and the learning curve that goes with running new tyres in these conditions, it was a tough race. I’ve never started a TT race with only one lap behind me in practice, however I ride the BMW S1000RR Superstock Bike in the British Championship and I know it inside out – I am really comfortable on it.
We decided to run a soft tyre so a rear tyre change during the pit stop was crucial, again the team did a cracking job in the pits which certainly helped with increasing the gap. Thank you Tyco BMW and everyone that is involved to get us here.”