TT stars pushing up the Duke Road Race Rankings
Double TT race wins for Ian Hutchinson and Michael Dunlop, plus Michael Rutter's Lightweight victory elevated all three into the 'top-ten' of the 2017 Duke Road Race Rankings Championship.
Michael Rutter's fifth TT victory helped position him into second place in the Rankings table, one ahead of Superbike and Supersport winner Ian Hutchinson in third, a mere two points down, whilst 2013 Rankings winner Michael Dunlop who claimed the Superstock and Senior TT honours slots into seventh, up 27 spots.
Highest climber in the top-ten is Peter Hickman who gained four podiums in four TT's and subsequently moves into fourth overall a climb of 39 places.
Two third place finishes and a fifth place helped current leader Dean Harrison maintain his position at the top of the 2017 Duke Rankings after the seven rounds held so far. The young Yorkshireman has a 292 points advantage at present.
Highest climber is Dan Kneen up from 182nd to 30th a jump of 152 places. Josh Brookes is the only new entry slotting into 43rd position.
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