As expected, the Superbike race was won by Michael Dunlop. His victory ended a long wait for the BMW. The solo races of the TT are usually dominated by Japanese bikes, there are rare triumphs for European brands.
The trend for European bikes had the effect on Sandor as well - the gearbox failures from the practice week were present on this race, which caused Sandor to give up the race after two laps.
1. Michael Dunlop (BMW)
2. Guy Martin (Suzuki)
3. Conor Cummins (Honda)
DNF: Sandor Bitter
Sandor - before the race:
Today's Superbike race has to be considered as a training for the next week's races. I did only 9 laps so far, and there was always something... These six laps will be really hard and exhausting. My pit limiter also does not work, which makes it even more difficult. My laptime was enough for the 72nd position. One or two years earlier it would have been good for the 45th... whatever. I am here, and I will do my best.
After the race:
I had to give up the race due to gearbox failure. Phisically, I was OK, I reached the rider in front of me, I had a good rhythm, but I could not shift back normally even in my first lap. Though I met a yellow flag, my first race lap was better than any of my qualifying laps. My second lap was terrible, from the finish straight I could go only in 6th gear, so I had to give up. That's it. It is neither my, nor the team's failure, but a big dose of unluck. I cannot find any words. I don't know, what the solution will be for the Monday race.