Tourist Trophy 2019: Paton, Queen of the Island!
For the third time in a row, Paton wins in the most demanding street race in the world!
Michael Dunlop, the racer from North Irland, wins the Tourist Trophy for the second time on a Paton, after a great battle for first place.
Michael Dunlop and Paton SC-Project win Lightweight TT 2019
The third victory in a row for Paton SC-Project in the hard-fought Lightweight category, after the triumphs of 2017 and 2018 on the Isle of Man! It’s the 19th victory in the most world-famous TT for the British racer, winner in front of Coward (only 1.299’’ of detachment) and Johnston, and it’s the 50th victory of the legendary Dunlop family. Great 6th place for Stefano Bonetti, with the other Paton SC-Project, who started amazingly the race and was staying much time in the first three places, but he wasn’t surely helped by the bad weather that caused some problems to the race and the organisers were forced to make the race last only two laps instead of the usual four.
The arrival order of every Paton S1-R presented at the race, is another good example of the reliability of the Milanese project.
1st place Michael Dunlop Paton / Paton SC-Project Race Department 37’ 13’’ 161 – Average Speed 121.646 km/h
6th place Stefano Bonetti Paton / Paton SC-Project Race Department 37’ 50’’ 371 – Average Speed 119.653 km/h
10th place Horst Saiger Paton / Team ILR / Mark Coverdale 38’ 49’’ 385 – Average Speed 116.621 km/h
11th place James Chawke Paton / Mark Coverdale 39’ 03’’ 074 – Average Speed 115.940 km/h
12th place Ian Lougher Paton / Team ILR / Mark Coverdale 39’ 19’’ 577 – Average Speed 115.129 km/h
25th place Maria Costello Paton / Team Frog Property Developments Ltd 41’ 23’’ 664 – Average Speed 109.377 km/h