Bruce Anstey wins first up at Isle of Man

Last updated 11:45 05/06/2012
Bruce Anstey
BILL DALE
BRUCE ANSTEY: His knowledge of the famed Isle of Man circuit is shining through again.

Relevant offers

Motorsport

McLaren go back to the future with orange and black Formula One car Off the tarmac and onto the water: Neil Marshall dominates jetsprints Lewis Hamilton: F1 cars sound terrible and the sport isn't winning Kiwi Marcus Armstrong to compete in Italian and German Formula 4 series Red Bull seeking gains from Renault's 'big winter' Drivers display power and skills at car club time trial Supercars star Jamie Whincup cancels wedding a week out from big day Motocross nationals heat up after brilliant day of racing in Rotorua Jamie Duff reigns at Ruapuna after three-week speedway ban Performance cars descend on Waitara for annual street-race

Kiwi motorcyclist Bruce Anstey has won the first race in the Supersport category of the famous Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy), his ninth win at the event in 10 years.

Anstey, whose first win at the 105-year-old race came in 2002, won this year's first race by just 0.77 seconds over Australian Cameron Donald.

The first Superbike race was won by TT legend John McGuinness who recorded his 19th win in Ireland with Donald coming in second and Anstey third.

The results mean Anstey is now in second place in the TT Championship with 54 points, followed by Donald on 46 and trailing McGuinness on 63.

Anstey has had great success at the historic motorbike event and is seventh-equal for all time wins with nine.

The second Supersport and Superbike races will be held on June 6 with the final senior race to conclude the event on June 8.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content