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Classic TT: Multiple TT Winners Show Class In Attritional Practice Session

Multiple TT winners in abundance showed their proven class in tonight’s Classic TT practice session, which was graced by cool, crisp, blustery but most importantly dry conditions.

Bruce Anstey remained comfortably at the top of the Superbike practice leader board, nudging over the 125 mph barrier lapping at 125.486 mph aboard the extremely popular Padgetts YZR 500 Yamaha.

Photo by Jim Gibson

Nearest challenger Greenall Racing’s Horst Saiger (122.815) was over 14 seconds adrift of the 12 times TT winner.

Third fastest Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison (123.687) encountered early problems at Quarter Bridge, whilst Michael Dunlop’s it has to be said mare of a practice week on the Team Classic Suzuki continues, with more issues afflicting his XR69 mount.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Dan Sayle (115.549) edged out fellow TT great Ian Lougher (115.223) for the top spot within the Lightweight 250 fraternity, whilst Junior 350 pace setter Michael Rutter (114.571) and Chris Moore (113.341) also showed accomplished form.

Arguably the performance of the evening came from Jamie Coward (108.699), on the Ted Woof backed Craven Manx Norton, holding off the formidable combination of Team Winfield Paton and Josh Brookes to head the Senior 500 time sheets.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Others to impress included the Davies Motorsport duo of William Dunlop (105.935)/Alan Oversby (105.563), plus Bill Swallow (104.114) and 2013 race winner Olie Linsdell (102.141).

Same as on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday, this evening’s practice session saw the vulnerability of classic machinery around the Mountain Course showcased again, by the sheer amount of mechanical misfortunes striking competitors.

With this in mind, it’s already in my opinion looking like reliability will prove the pivotal factor in each of the upcoming four lap races.

Results per class, from tonight’s Classic TT practice session, are as follows:

Superbike:

1 Bruce Anstey 125.486
2 Dean Harrison 123.687
3 Horst Saiger 122.815
4 David Johnson 122.588
5 Gary Johnson 122.557
6 Derek Sheils 121.676
7 Ivan Lintin 121.366
8 Dan Kneen 120.897
9 Danny Webb 120.571
10 Josh Brookes 120.508
11 James Hillier 120.388
12 Conor Cummins 119.748
13 William Dunlop 119.451
14 Michael Rutter 118.421
15 Matt Rees 117.276
16 Dan Hegarty 116.203
17 Andy Dudgeon 115.915
18 Scott Wilson 115.320
19 Ben Rea 114.463
20 Dave Hewson 114.367

Lightweight:

1 Dan Sayle 115.549
2 Ian Lougher 115.223
3 Michael Rutter 114.571
4 Chris Moore 113.341
5 Ivan Lintin 113.038
6 Gary Vines 111.273
7 Phil Harvey 110.933
8 Dan Stewart 110.747
9 Paul Owen 109.990
10 Davy Morgan 109.280
11 Dan Hegarty 109.109
12 Rikki McGovern 108.187
13 Alex Sinclair 107.356
14 Carsten Svendsen 106.598
15 Stuart Hall 106.461
16 Chris Barratt 105.727
17 Michael Sweeney 104.972
18 Rhys Hardisty 103.900
19 Dave Hewson 103.557
20 Dave Madsen Mygdal 103.106

Junior:

1 Michael Rutter 102.063
2 Phil McGurk 99.684
3 Cameron Donald 97.470
4 Jason Markham 97.103
5 Peter Boast 96.939
6 Chris Swallow 96.833
7 Dean Harrison 95.923
8 Steve Ferguson 94.881
9 Bob Owen 93.955
10 Lancelot Unissart 92.645
11 Dave Edwards 89.428
12 Jaeson Caunce 89.122
13 Keith Dixon 88.047
14 Mark Woods 87.980
15 Tony Tuttle 87.371
16 Bernie Wright 87.235
17 Will Loder 86.717
18 Rod Graham 86.307
19 Ian Thompson 85.406
20 Roy Phipps 84.621

Senior:

1 Jamie Coward 108.669
2 Josh Brookes 107.781
3 William Dunlop 105.935
4 Alan Oversby 105.563
5 Bill Swallow 104.114
6 Olie Linsdell 102.141
7 James Hillier 101.737
8 Ian Lougher 101.678
9 Mark Parrett 99.530
10 Kiaran Hankin 98.222
11 Dave Madsen Mygdal 97.418
12 Bruno Leroy 96.716
13 Dave Matravers 95.727
14 Horst Saiger 95.126
15 Michael Russell 95.116
16 Michael Dunlop 92.579
17 John Leigh Pemberton 92.554
18 Dave Moffitt 92.046
19 Arthur Browning 91.844
20 Lee Jennings 91.271

Words by Stevie Rial

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