Race win for Lougher

Some of the new Classic TT trophies

Some of the new Classic TT trophies

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The first race of this year’s Festival of Motorcycling was won by Ian Lougher.

Michael Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar and Michael Rutter all retired during the Bennetts 500cc Classic.

Dan Cooper was second and Bruce Anstey was third.

Meanwhile, during the 500cc Classic TT race Andrew Ryder was taken by airmed to Noble’s Hospital after coming off at Joey’s. He was reported to have a leg injury.

Tony Mason was seen by a paramedic after an incident at Windy Corner and was reported to be OK.

During practice Stephen Gowan was reported to have an injury to his left elbow after an accident at Kate’s Cottage and was treated at hospital and subsequently discharged.

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