The opening TT race saw the duo of Ben and Tom Birchall running up front on the first lap, but the early leaders were forced to retire from a tire puncture. This gave the advantage to Reeves/Sayle, who turned the first lap at a 113.75 mph average.
Manx rider Molyneux and passenger Farrance trailed the lead pair in second on the timing, though having started first they were physically ahead of Reeves/Sayle on course. The latter duo turned an even better second lap, at 114.608 mph and the final lap saw Reeves/Sayle pass their competitors on the road.
The leaders well and clear of their rivals, the race became for second. Harrison and Aylott chipped away at the Molyneux/Farrance advantage, charging to the line and claiming second position by a mere 0.538.