Northern Ireland’s William Dunlop finished as the runner-up in the Bennett’s 500cc Classic TT race on Saturday as the inaugural event got underway on the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man.
The race was won comprehensively by Bedfordshire’s Olie Linsdell, who took the top spot in the four-lap event by over two minutes on the Giovanni Cabassi Paton machine.
Dunlop finished on the rostrum on his maiden appearance on classic machinery on the legendary Mountain Course on the Davies Motorsport Honda 500-4 with Jamie Coward finishing third (Norton).
A number of top riders retired from the race, including 20-time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness, who was forced out on Roger Winfield’s Paton at the end of the opening lap.
McGuinness missed Wednesday and Thursday evening’s practice sessions after encountering problems but had set the second fastest time of the week overall on Tuesday evening.
Welsh rider Ian Lougher, who will retire from the sport at the end of the season, finished fourth on the Royal Enfield.