Porter sets new lap record in Isle of Man

Chesterfield motorcycle racer Anthony Porter set a fastest lap time at the Isle of Man grand prix races.

Porter, 36, one of the stars of the Darley Moor circuit, made his newcomers debut on the island and secured an impressive fourth place.

His fastest lap, of 37.74 miles, was in the time of 22-22-22 at an average speed of 101.197mph.

Porter’s fourth-placed finish was in the opening steam packet newcomers B race.

Over three laps on a mountain course, Porter covered the 113.2 mile route with an average speed of 98.26, which gained him a replica TT trophy.

Anthony was delighted with his success.

He said: “Practice week started out with a controlled speed lap and I couldn’t even keep up with the marshall and when returning to the pits I wanted to get on the boat and return back home.’’

But he persevered and learned the circuit and went on to demonstrate his racing pedigree.

Porter paid tribute to those who helped make it all possible.

“The pit crew of Alex Woodhouse and Simon Durrans did a great job keeping the bike in tip top condition throughout the two-week event and big thanks goes out to Chris Sammons for all the tutoring he gave me before the event and the sponsors who helped me out MSE Hiller, ADC telecommunications, Oakley plumbing and heating, Image Worx, Bike-spares.co.uk and Burnout tyres.’’