Pre-season test lap times aren’t a precise barometer for how the 2012 MotoGP Championship season will go, but Yamaha has to feel good about its results after this week’s testing at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit. Last February at Sepang, Honda riders were the talk of the preseason session, taking three of the top four lap times […]
Isle of Man TT 2012: Supersport TT 2 Results
Michael Dunlop added another chapter to the Dunlop family history in the Isle of Man TT, winning the second Monster Energy Supersport race of the 2012 event.
Dunlop led at the end of all four laps for his third career TT win. His uncle, Joey Dunlop, is the all-time leader in TT wins at 26 while his father Robert Dunlop has five.
It was actually his brother William Dunlop who took the early lead in the second Supersport race. Michael Dunlop took over the lead on his Yamaha R6 after his brother retired about halfway through the opening lap. From there, Michael Dunlop was unchallenged, completing all four laps in a time of 1:13:17.76 to average 123.543 mph on the 37.73-mile Mountain Course.
Second place went to Honda rider Cameron Donald who completed the race in 1:13:31.02 (averaging 123.171). Third place went to Ryan Farquhar of KMR Kawasaki who narrowly beat Padett Honda’s Bruce Antley by just 0.01 seconds with a time of 1:13:50.37.