This Superstock Race saw four different leaders in the first lap alone, and a race lead of no more than one second throughout its majority.
The race also saw Jenny Tinmouth become the fastest female ever to complete the Mountain Course when she lapped at 116.483mph on her final leg, beating Maria Costello’s 2004 lap by 17.72 seconds.
Keith Amor, John McGuinness, Ian Hutchinson, and Conor Cummins were the forerunners for the first part of the race, but Guy Martin soon charged up from 9th to 4th and was looking close to taking his first ever TT win.
As the race approached its halfway point, it soon turned into a two-way fight between Hutchinson and Martin, with both riders smashing the lap record and at one point were almost dead level as they commenced their final lap – the gap just 0.05 seconds after 113 miles of racing!
The race was one of the best witnessed at the TT and included many feats. Together with Tinmouth’s record-breaking victory, three newcomers - Steve Mercer, Luis Carreira and Ben Wylie, all broke the 120mph barrier.