King’s Lynn Michael Russell suffers the ups and downs in senior TT on Isle of Man

Michael Russell at Parliament Square. Picture: Barry Clay

Michael Russell at Parliament Square. Picture: Barry Clay - Credit: Archant

King's Lynn Michael Russell shrugged off the disappointment of his Superbike race on the Isle of Man when he took part in the final event, the senior TT.

Russell, who had suffered severe cramp in the Superbikes, lined up on his 1000cc Kawasaki hoping to make his first ever six-lap finish.

However, his hopes were dashed after a race stoppage and a four-lap restart was announced. Russell moved up to 23rd, a position he held to the flag. With a time of 1:13:54.988 and a speed of 122.506mph he took a bronze replica.

However, because of bad weather and bike problems Russell was not allowed to start the Lightweight TT, despite being a potential winner. The weather also put paid to Josh Daley's second Supersport race, which was cancelled due to lack of time. Former RAF Reserves rider Peter Hickman was crowned TT champion with five podiums out of five races – three seconds and two thirds.

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