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Classic TT 350, 500, Formula 2 – Thursday Practice Report

350 Practice

2014 350 classic TT winner Lee Johnston, laid down the gauntlet to his fellow competitors, as he set a rapid on Black Eagle Racing MV Agusta.

Lee with lap speed of 102.321 mph was the only rider in practice to lap in excess of 100 mph.


Regarded by many as one of pure road racing’s leading classic racing exponents, Alan Oversby lapped at a very impressive 98.283 mph to finish second fastest.

Jamie Coward was third quickest following lap speed of 97.311 mph, Danny Webb has adapted quickly to classic racing machinery, he finished fourth fastest on Molnar Manx Norton, lapping at 96.791 mph.

Keith Amor, Dunnell Racing Norton and Chris Swallow concluded the top six in practice.

500 Practice

John McGuinness laid down a marker to everyone, by setting a soaring pace on Team Winfield Paton.

The Isle of Man TT lap record holder, lapped at 110.634 mph, as he signalled his intent for 2015 500 classic TT victory.


Photo by Louis Porter

Michael Rutter on the Ripley Land Racing Norton, finished an excellent second fastest, as he lapped at 106.364 mph.

Dean Harrison, Black Eagle Racing MV Agusta, was next up, with lap speed of 105.751 mph.

Top six in practice was rounded out by Jamie Coward, Alan Oversby and Ian Lougher on the Flitwick Motorcycles backed Paton.

Formula 2 Practice

Reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion James Cowton, piloting Peter Berwick backed TZ250 Yamaha, lead the way in tonight’s formula 2 classic TT practice session, following lap speed of 107.662 mph.

Chris Moore joined James in lapping in excess of 107 mph, to finish second quickest.

Rising pure road racing star Rhys Hardisty finished third fastest, as he lapped at 106.865 mph.

Ryan Kneen 106.836 mph, impressed in finishing fourth quickest.

Dave Hewson and Chris Barratt, completed the top six, during a closely fought practice session.

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