Brookes wins Senior Classic

Australian becomes first winner of 2017 Festival of Motorcycling

Josh Brookes became a winner around the Mountain Course in the first race of this year's Festival of Motorcycling.

He stormed to a 34-second victory in the Senior Classic TT.

Speaking afterwards, the Australian said it was a 'special moment' for him.

The Team Winfield rider was dominant throughout the four-lap race and was joined on the podium by runner-up Jamie Coward and William Dunlop in third.

This was the moment Brookes crossed the line on his 500cc Paton with a time of 20 minutes 57 seconds:

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