Comeback Hero Bruce Anstey Wins Again at Classic TT
Wellington-born Bruce Anstey, the ‘Flying Kiwi’, was fighting back the tears as the popular motorcycle racer overcame the odds following a two-year break for cancer treatment to win again at the Classic TT. Kyle White reports on the victory for the Belfast Newsletter.
The 50-year-old dominated the Dunlop Lightweight race on Clive Padgett’s Honda RS250 to secure a remarkable victory by 1m 10 seconds from team-mate Davey Todd, White reports.
It was an incredible performance by Anstey, who missed the past two seasons owing to the disease.
An opening lap of 188 km/h, the quickest in the shortened three-lap race, put him clear of the field and from there Anstey managed his pace, closing out one of the most special wins ever in the history of the legendary Mountain Course.
Afterwards, he said: “It’s awesome and I can’t believe it. A big thanks to everybody; all the people who put money into my crowdfunding page to help get me out here, Clive [Padgett], the team and my family.
“It’s been fantastic and it’s just awesome to be back. It’s been really tough on me and Anny (Anstey’s partner) and if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be here.”
Original article by Kyle White.
Photo by Stephen Davison.