THERE was a bitter-sweet ending to the Isle of Man TT for the Harrisons and Ian Hutchinson.

The sweetness belonged to Bradford's Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki), who finished third in the PokerStars Senior TT, and his dad Conrad, who was third in the Sure Formula Two Sidecar race with Andy Winkle.

The 'bitterness' belonged to 16-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW), who crashed on the second lap of the Senior TT at the 27th Milestone and was airlifted to hospital, where it was confirmed that he had a fractured femur, and he was later transferred to hospital in Liverpool for further treatment.

Hutchinson, who was conscious after the accident, is the third most successful rider in the history of the TT, had more than 30 operations on his left leg after a TT crash in 2010.

The race, which was then shortened to four laps, was restarted, and Michael Dunlop (Bennetts Suzuki) took his 15th TT victory, with the consistent Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) second and Harrison third.

The Senior TT was shaping up to be an epic before the accident meant that the red flags came out, with just 0.18sec between Hickman and Hutchinson, and Harrison only 1.2sec further back in third.

In the restarted race, Harrison was third at Glen Helen, 2.4sec behind Dunlop and 1.5sec adrift of popular Kiwi Bruce Anstey.

Through Ramsey, Harrison was fourth, having been passed by Hickman, and he maintained that position by the end of the first lap.

But by Glen Helen second time around, Harrison was back to third ahead of Anstey, and was pulling away from him by Ramsey.

By the pit stop at the end of the second lap, Harrison was still third, having lapped at 131.838mph, and that was where he finished, a first ever 132mph lap meaning that he matched his placing on the opening weekend's RST Superbike race.

Harrison's average speed was 129.72mph and he finished in 1hr 9min.

Hickman won the Joey Dunlop Championship with 76 points, based on cumulative results from the RST Superbike, Monster Energy Supersport, RL360 Quantum Superstock and PokerStars Senior TT races, with Hutchinson second (61) and Dunlop third (60).

Harrison, competing for Belgian team Sarolea, was also fourth in the SES TT Zero race behind holder Anstey, his Mugen Shinden team-mate Guy Martin and Nottingham University's Daley Mathison.

However, Harrison did set the fastest lap of 108.064mph, winning a bronze replica, and all eight starters finished.

Dean's dad Conrad and Winkle (600cc Rod Bellas Honda Printing Services) were riding their first TT together, and finished behind Ben and Tom Birchall and John Holden and Lee Cain, with first and second thus matching their efforts from the opening sidecar race last Monday.

Outside the top six initially, Harrison and Winkle were fifth by Ramsey second time around, and they passed a slowing Lewis Blackstock and Patrick Rosney to get on the podium as their reliability brought them a late reward.

Harrison and Winkle clocked 110.04mph and finished in 1hr 1min.