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Johnson scores's best TT result in Superstock TT

Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Gary Johnson, RL360º Quantum Superstock, - 5th place. Credit Toni Börner

Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport celebrated it’s best TT result in the RL360º Quantum Superstock race on Monday as Gary Johnson brought his BMW S 1000 RR home in fifth place.

The Lincolnshire rider only missed out on fourth by seconds. His team mates Danny Webb and Alessandro Polita also finished the race safely in 27th and 40th respectively.

Gary Johnson:

Well, fifth obviously is not what I wanted, I want podiums and wins, but I am happy to pay the team’s trust back with their best ever TT result. We are getting there. I got my first 130+ lap of the week in, which means we are definitely heading in the right direction. We’ll pick up the Superbike for another practice lap on Wednesday and I got a clearer idea now what we have to do on it so we can try to make an impact in Friday’s Senior race.

Johnson was well up in the battle for the podium which in the end was clinched by fellow BMW rider Ian Hutchinson in lap and race record time, and completed by James Hillier and Dean Harrison.

Johnson reached his first 130+ mph lap of the week and was more than happy with the progress made since the TT event started last Monday.

Danny Webb improved his pace once more and now stands on a best time of 123+. He finished the race in 27th position.

Alessandro Polita brought the second TT-race of his career home safely in 40th position again lapping the Mountain Course quicker than ever before. The Italian reached his target of getting under the marker of 19 minutes.

Photo credit: Toni Börner

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