Superstock TT at Quarry Bends with Tony Goldsmith

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I headed to Quarry Bends today for the delayed Superstock race.

Just after the famous Ballacrye jump and about a mile from Ballaugh Bridge, the Quarry Bends series of corners are amongst the most important on the track as any speed lost through here will effect the riders’ speed onto the Sulby Straight and vital seconds can be lost.

Above: Lee Johnston took his debut TT podium in today’s Superstock TT race. He pipped James Hillier to third place by 3/10sec which is staggering statistic after 151 miles of high-speed racing.


Guy Martin missed out on a possible podium after losing time in the pits, when his Tyco BMW refused to re-start.


Daniel Hegarty on the approach to Quarry Bends.


Ian Hutchinson is well and truly back. After countless operations to save his leg following a horrific crash at Brands Hatch, he has now won two out of three races so far this week. I wouldn’t bet against Hutchy winning again before TT 2015 draws to close.


Spectators relaxing in the sunshine as riders flash past at around 150 mph.


American rider Mark Miller on the American built EBR.


James Cowton on his BMW.


Michael Dunlop lead for the first two laps, but ultimately had to settle for second when the pain from the injuries sustained in his crash on the last lap of Sunday’s Superbike race caused his pace to drop.

Photos: © 2015 Tony Goldsmith / – All Rights Reserved

Tony Goldsmith is an Isle of Man based freelance motorcycle racing photographer specialising in MotoGP and the Isle of Man TT races. His website can be found at He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter