TT 2017: Start numbers for big bike races released

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 9:39 am
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David Johnson astride the Norton during the 2016 Senior TT ()

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There are a number of big changes to the starting order for this year’s RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TTs.

Nineteen of the first 20 seeded riders have lapped at over 128mph and between them have a remarkable total of 71 TT victories and 195 podiums, emphasising the fact that the strength of depth and level of competition at the TT is at an all-time high.

David Johnson and Norton Racing have the honour of starting at number one, just reward for their efforts last year but, arguably, the biggest news is the rider who previously went off first but now goes at number five - John McGuinness.

Start list (top 20)

1, David Johnson

2, Bruce Anstey

3, James Hillier

4, Ian Hutchinson

5, John McGuinness

6, Michael Dunlop

7, Conor Cummins

8, Guy Martin

9, Dean Harrison

10, Peter Hickman

11, Michael Rutter

12, Gary Johnson

13, Lee Johnston

14, Dan Kneen

15, William Dunlop

16, Josh Brookes

17, Steve Mercer

18, Martin Jessopp

19, Dan Hegarty

20, Ivan Lintin

More in tomorrow’s Manx Independent.

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