Michael Dunlop on his Suzuki
Michael Dunlop on his Suzuki 1000 stays close to the apex on every turn on the 37.73 mile course.Photo: Paul Phillips

Michael Rutter took his first TT win since 2013, and his fifth in total, when he won Wednesday afternoon's Bennetts Lightweight TT race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT races, giving the Italian Paton manufacturer their first-ever win around the Mountain Course. He set a new lap record of 118.645mph (1:16.19.324), beating Ivan Lintin's time for the four-lap race from last year.

Rutter took the lead from the beginning of the race and never looked back , eventually beating Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles Kawasaki) by 8.8s with Peter Hickman taking yet another TT podium this week in third, this time on the KMR/IEG Kawasaki.

Barry Furber on his Kawasaki
Conker Field Fans get a great view of Barry Furber on his Kawasaki 1000 Superstock.Photo: Paul Phillips

Ian Hutchinson made it three RL360 Quantum Superstock wins in a row, and his second victory of this year's Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, when he dominated Wednesday's race. The win gave him his 16th TT wins in total.

The Tyco BMW rider led from start to finish to take the win from Peter Hickman by 22.4s while there was joy for the Manx fans with Dan Kneen taking his first TT podium in third.

Heading into the final lap, Hutchinson’s lead over Hickman was down slightly to 12.4s with Kneen holding onto a comfortable third but Rutter had gone back ahead of Dunlop by 3.5s.

There was to be no final lap drama for Hutchinson though and with the fastest lap of the race on the final lap, 131.639mph, he swept to yet another TT win from Hickman by a commanding 22.4s with Kneen making it an all BMW podium in third.

Alessandro Polita on BMW S1000RR
Alessandro Polita on his Team Penz13 BMW S1000RR.Photo: Paul Phillips
Ivan Lintin on his Kawasaki
Ivan Lintin on his Kawasaki 1000 turn the heads of fans on both sides of the road.Photo: Paul Phillips
Philip Crowe
Philip Crowe on yet another BWM S1000RR.Photo: Paul Phillips
Winner Ian Hutchinson
Winner Ian Hutchinson on his favorite ‘Weapon,’ his Tyco BMW S1000RR Superstock. Ian’s fastest laps this TT have been turned on this bike.Photo: Paul Phillips
Dean Harrison on his Kawasaki
Dean Harrison on his Kawasaki 1000 battled for a podium position but came up a bit short and settled for fifth, just 10 seconds off of the podium.Photo: Paul Phillips
IOMTT sidecars
After the Superstock event, the Sidecars were back for a practice lap, here the Estelle Lablond and Melanie Farnier in their Suzuki powered sidecar.Photo: Paul Phillips
Lawrance Bros
Kiwi brothers Chris and Rich Lawrance after two crashes on Monday were patched up and back to try to qualify for the final sidecar race.Photo: Paul Phillips
Michael Rutter on his Paton
Michael Rutter on his Paton lightweight roared out to an early lead and never looked back.Photo: Paul Phillips
Daniel Cooper on his 650 twin Kawasaki
Daniel Cooper on his 650 twin Kawasaki finished in fifth.Photo: Paul Phillips
Maria Costello on her Kawasaki
The sole female rider of the event, Maria Costello on her Kawasaki finished in 18th.Photo: Paul Phillips
Martin Jessopp
Martin Jessopp finished 2nd just 9 seconds behind Rutter.Photo: Paul Phillips
Chris Petty
Chris Petty is focused on the course on his Kawasaki.Photo: Paul Phillips
Peter Hickman
Peter Hickman who has had a podium in every race this TT, is back for qualifying on his BMW for Friday’s Senior race.Photo: Paul Phillips
Ian Hutchinson out for qualifying
With 16 TT total wins and 2 this week, Ian Hutchinson is out for qualifying.Photo: Paul Phillips
The Dunlop brothers at IOMTT
The Dunlop brothers, William (15) and Michael (6) round the turn together in Senior TT Qualifying.Photo: Paul Phillips
Dan Kneen first podium
Local hero Dan Kneen picked up his first podium earlier in the day redeeming himself for a pit penalty earlier in the week that cost him a spot.Photo: Paul Phillips
Alan Bonner was killed in a crash
Alan Bonner was killed in a crash nearing the end of the mountain portion of the course at mile 33 in Wednesday’s practice and qualifying session for Friday’s Senior TT.Photo: Paul Phillips
Jochem van den Hoek at 2017 IOMTT
Jochem van den Hoek, pictured here at the start of Sundays Superbike race, was killed in a crash at the 11 mile mark in Wednesday’s practice and qualifying session for Friday’s Senior TT.Photo: Paul Phillips