TT 2017: Broken leg for Hutchy

By The iomtoday newsdesk in Motorsport

Conditions were near-perfect for the PokerStars Senior TT and what a spectacle it became with Peter Hickman and Ian Hutchinson swapping the lead on several occasions over the first 60 miles of the race.

A standing start lap of 131.828mph had given Hickman a 1.7 second lead over Hutchinson, with Dean Harrison a close third.

Hutchy had grabbed the lead back at Glen Helen, even though Harrison had produced the faster sector time on the nine-mile stretch from Douglas..

Hutchinson was still leading at Ballaugh, but Hickman was back in front by 0.184s at Ramsey Hairpin, with Harrison another second down in third.

But Hutchinson failed to make the Bungalow and minutes later a red flag situation was implemented across the course.

News eventually filtered through that Hutchinson had gone down heavily at the 27th Milestone, the narrow bridge leading onto the Mountain Mile.

There was then an agonising wait for more information and it was half-a-hour before it announced that the brave Yorkshireman had indeed suffered a broken femur and had been transferred to Noble’s Hospital by airmed for treatment. The good news was that he was conscious.

*UPDATE: Hutchy was later transferred to Liverpool for further treatment.*

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TheEdge · 17 days ago · Report

I don't feel as though it is costing me anything spook. The positives I see are that an awful lot of people come over here and enjoy the sport they follow to get away from the horror that is going on in the world. If you have an axe to grind, take it out on Manx gas et all forcing families to beg for food while fat cats prosper. That's the real issues in this place, not people having free choice to do something that makes them and others happy.

H Watterson · 17 days ago · Report

Get well soon Hutchy. Sending you our love and best wishes.

Middleman · 18 days ago · Report

Spook has every right to express his opinion. In this instance I agree entirely with him, while recognising that others don't.

· 18 days ago · Report

Who'd like me to write a Chrome Extension to render Spook's comments invisible?

Spook · 18 days ago · Report

@ TheEdge, only by confronting people with the downmarket uncivilised brutality of the TT will change come about. Three fatalities already amongst 'competitors' not including ordinary motorcyclists along with an unknown number of injuries just so that an outdated dangerous event that makes a handful of people big bucks at an undisclosed cost to us can continue. Long past time it was consigned to the dustbin of history.

TheEdge · 18 days ago · Report

In your opinion. Shame countless others don't share it, only you and the same ol posters on here that choose to constantly push your opinion on others.

Spook · 18 days ago · Report

So yet more injury, more cost to our and the UK NHS not to mention family distress and other ongoing costs. This bloodfest MUST be ended. Obviously I wish him a speedy and full recovery but without this disgraceful uncivilised debacle all this could, indeed SHOULD have been avoided.

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