Isle of Man TT: Ringwood rider James Hillier defeated in Lightweight defence

BIKER: James Hillier

BIKER: James Hillier

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

RINGWOOD’S James Hillier was this afternoon forced to settle for second spot as he missed out on defending his Lightweight TT crown on the Isle of Man.

The Quattro Plant Muc-Off Kawasaki rider was 14.6 seconds behind champion Dean Harrison (57:49.129) after three laps of racing in perfect conditions.

It was the third successive year that Hillier had made it on to the podium in that class.

In the six-lap Senior TT, the Dorset ace finished fifth (1:46:22.262), some 49 seconds behind winner Michael Dunlop (1:45.33.291).

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