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Classic TT/Manx Grand Prix: Thursday Evening Practice Round Up

Finally after a one hour 15 minute delay due to an RTC (Road Traffic Collision) on the Mountain Mile, competitive action returned, with tonight’s Junior/Senior Classic TT, Manx GP Ultra Lightweight/Lightweight/Newcomers B & C practice session getting underway at 7:35 PM.

The one lap session which was non timed due to the wet, damp conditions around the Mountain Course, saw the likes of John McGuinness (Team Winfield), Michael Rutter (Ripley Land Racing), Danny Webb (Dunnell Racing), James Hillier (CSC Racing), Davies Motorsport’s Dominic Herbertson and Jamie Coward (Ted Woof/Craven Classic Racing) all gain much needed track time.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Talented Manx GP racers making the most of the one lap practice stint included Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed, VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars, Irish Road Race Junior Support Championship front runner Tommy Henry, Jack Fowler, quickest through the Sulby Speed Trap Dave Quine and Italian star Francesco Curinga.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Whilst Junior/Senior Classic TT, Ultra Lightweight/Lightweight/Newcomers B & C class competitors gained track time, this wasn’t the case for Lightweight/Superbike Classic TT, Junior/Senior/Newcomers A Manx GP competitors, who’s session as a consequence of the aforementioned RTC produced delay, was abandoned.

Hopefully Lightweight/Superbike Classic, Junior/Senior/Newcomers A Manx GP exponents will all enjoy a very productive day of practice action tomorrow, with two practice sessions hoped to take place beginning with an afternoon session that is scheduled to get underway from 1:00 PM.

Words by Stevie Rial

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