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Isle of Man TT: Ian Hutchinson taken to hospital with a fractured femur

Ian Hutchinson has been taken to hospital with a fractured femur as the Isle of Man Senior TT was red flagged.

The Pokerstars Senior TT was stopped towards the end of lap two after Hutchinson, who was lying second, failed to make it from Ramsey to Bungalow. The race will be restarted at 5.15pm as a four lap race.

The red flag came out on Glencrutchey Road and it was then reported that debris has to be taken off the road. Marshalls escorted the remaining bikes back to Grandstand.

Hutchinson, who rides for the Moneymore team, had been just 0.184 seconds behind leader Peter Hickman at Ramsey with Dean Harrison third, Michael Dunlop fourth and Bruce Anstey in fifth.

Anstey earlier won the SES TT Zero title, finishing over 41 seconds ahead of Guy Martin, both on their Mugen Shinden bikes, with Daley Mathison completing the podium 13.7 seconds behind Martin on his University of Nottingham UoN 02.

The win is Anstey's 12th TT success of his career and denied Guy Martin a final day victory as the Lincolnshire rider will not race in this afternoon's headline Senior TT.


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Martin said his times were not what was needed to be competitive in the race and admitted that he and his team "need more time to set up" his Fireblade bike.

"Doing six laps will not achieve what we set out to do and I’ve always reckoned this is not the place to be out riding just to make up the numbers, so as a team we agreed it wasn’t right competing in the Senior TT," he reflected.

"I came back to the TT this year to race and try to win with Honda Racing. I’ve done loads of testing and the team have been flat out, before we got here and at the event.

"With the weather and my crash I’ve done plenty of tea drinking and dog walking."

Ben and Tom Birchall then added the Sure Sidecar TT Race Two win to complete a clean sweep of the Sidecar titles.

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