Mercer misses out shortly on TT Privateers Championship after Senior TT
Steve Mercer missed out shortly on the Privateers Championship at the 2013 Tourist Trophy at the Isle of Man today. The BMW HP4 rider had to pull aside during the third lap of the Senior TT due to a technical problem. The Superbike- and Superstock races on Sunday and Monday respectively had seen Mercer taking victory in the Privateers championship. Team mate Herve Gantner took a 26th spot on his BMW S 1000 RR.
Mercer powers to 8th in Superstock TT
Steve Mercer powered to a sensational 8th spot during the Superstock TT today. The English BMW HP4 rider got his career best result at the Isle of Man - it was also the best result in the young history of the Penz13.com BMW Racing Team. Mercer also got the best BMW rider today. Team mate Herve Gantner took a 32nd spot on his BMW S 1000 RR at the flag.
Mercer now a man to watch at the TT2013
Isle of Man. Penz13.com BMW Racing Teams Steve Mercer today proved to be a man to watch at the Tourist Trophy’s final qualifying sessions today. The Englishman lapped the more then 60 kilometres long Mountain Course in 18:05,639 Min. (Average speed: 125,113 mph/201,35 km/h) on his BMW HP4 and placed himself on 4th spot at the Superstock class, only 1.2 seconds down on second place. Fastest lap of this class went to Guy Martin on a Suzuki. In the Superbike category Mercer, riding on number 13 and for the Penz13 team, got 13th.
Mercer 12th in Superbike TT
Penz13.com BMW Racing Team’s rider Steve Mercer got 12th on board his BMW HP4 in todays Superbike TT. It took the Englishman 1:51,09 hours for the six laps around the 62 kilometres long track, delivering an race average speed of 122.198 mph. Mercer’s first lap was his quickest with a average speed of 125,546 mph. He just missed out the Silver-Replica by a minimum. Team mate Herve Gantner did not finish and parked besides the track at the end of lap four. Victory went to Honda’s Michael Dunlop - nephew of big 26 times TT winner Joey Dunlop. Cameron Donald and John McGuinness also stepped on the podium.
First Qualifying at the Isle of Man with Top Times for Mercer
Isle of Man. The first “real” practice session of the 2013 Tourist Trophy was held yesterday evening. For the first time this week it was a timed session as the practices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday either got transformed to free sessions or were not held at all due to bad weather conditions.