Anstey wins TT Zero

Bruce Anstey jumps over Ballaugh Bridge on his way to winning Wednesday's SES TT Zero (Photo: Louis Porter)

Bruce Anstey jumps over Ballaugh Bridge on his way to winning Wednesday's SES TT Zero (Photo: Louis Porter)

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Bruce Anstey claimed the 11th win of his TT career with victory in the SES TT Zero clean emissions race on Wednesday afternoon.

The popular Kiwi completed the one-lap electric race ahead of William Dunlop while Daley Mathison was a popular third place, an impressive result for the University of Nottingham,

Anstey and his team-mate John McGuinness - winner of the previous two editions of the race - were favourites to continue Mugen Shinden’s success in the event

The latter led at Glen Helen but problems with the transponders and live timing system caused confusion when the machines reached Ramsey.

It was initially thought that Anstey had retired leaving Dunlop to fight it out with McGuinness for the honours. But it later transpired that McGuinness ran into trouble at Ballacrye - or more specifically a rogue kill switch on his bike - which caused him to stop for a considerable amount of time.

With Anstey still going strong, the Kiwi was able to safely guide his machine back over the Mountain comfortably ahead of Dunlop to claim his 11th TT victory, the same number as the great Steve Hislop.

Dunlop was second, with Mathison delighted with his third-placed finish. McGuinness eventually recovered to place fourth, while Allan Venter was the only other finisher.

Full report and photos in edition three of TT News, in shops Thursday morning priced just £2.

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