ISLE OF MAN – Michael Dunlop made it two wins in two attempts during the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races fueled by Monster Energy when he took the opening Monster Energy Supersport race on Monday morning.
Monday’s victory comes one day after his stunning race win in the Dainese Superbike Race.
Riding the MD Racing Honda, Dunlop took the lead at Ballaugh on the opening lap from brother William and with a 127.525 mph lap on his second lap, he caught Bruce Anstey on the road and eventually took the win over the Kiwi by 10.3 seconds.
With perfect conditions on the Island, the race got underway as scheduled at 10:45 a.m. and it was William Dunlop who led through Glen Helen on the opening lap, his advantage over Anstey 1.6 seconds, with Michael a further .1-second back. It was tight all the way down the leaderboard with less than four seconds covering the top ten.
On the run to Ramsey Michael turned his deficit into a 1.5 second lead, with Anstey now in third, a further half-second back from William but by the Grandstand, an opening lap of 126.431 mph extended his lead to 4.2 seconds. Anstey had moved back into second by two seconds with Cameron Donald in fourth, just ahead of Guy Martin and a flying Dean Harrison.