Johnson brings home Team Penz13.com’s best Isle of Man TT race result in Superstock TT
Isle of Man. Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Motorsport celebrated it’s best TT race result in the Superstock category today by Gary Johnson bringing home his BMW S 1000 RR in fifth place, only missing out to fourth by seconds. His team mates Danny Webb and Alessandro Polita also finished the race safely in 27th and 40th respectively.
Johnson was well up in the battle for the podium which in the end was reached by fellow BMW rider Ian Hutchinson and completed by James Hillier and Dean Harrison.
Johnson reached his first 130+ Miles per Hour lap of the week and was more than happy with the progress made since the TT event started last Monday.
Danny Webb improved his pace once more and now stands on a best time of 123+. He finished the race in 27th position.
Alessandro Polita brought the second TT-race of his career home safely in 40th position again lapping the Mountain Course quicker than ever before. The Italian reached his target of getting under the marker of 19 minutes.
“Well, fifth obviously is not what I wanted, I want podiums and wins, but I am happy to pay the team’s trust back with their best ever TT result. We are getting there. I got my first 130+ lap of the week in, which means we are definitely heading in the right direction. We’ll pick up the Superbike for another practice lap on Wednesday and I got a clearer idea now what we have to do on it so we can try to make an impact in Friday’s Senior race.”
“I am happy enough today – I saw the finish line in my first Superstock TT and had a mega time out there riding the BMW. In places I had some difficulties in turning the bike into the corners and it was very unstable in others, so that’s something we have to look into before the Senior on Friday. All in all I am happy today, especially about the Bronze replica that I will pick up in Vila Marina later tonight.”
“I am over the moon today. I got faster once more and finally I achieved what I wanted and that was a lap under the 19 minute marker. I achieved that in 18:43 today and I am more than happy with that. Again I had a lot of fun riding the BMW out there, it is just a pity, that I missed on the Bronze replica by fractions only. But we have another go for that on Friday in the Senior TT.”
“Today I want to thank the whole team and all three riders for doing an amazing job at this year’s TT already. Alex saw the finish line in 40th position as a Newcomer and Danny got 27th in his first ever Superstock TT so we can be satisfied with that. Gary brought home our Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Team’s best ever Isle of Man result, which we will celebrate tonight, for sure!”