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Classic TT Races – Friday Practice Report

Formula 1 Practice

Dean Harrison dazzled in formula 1 classic TT practice, as he finished fastest following lap speed of 122.767 mph, on Steelcote Solutions Ltd ZXR 750 Kawasaki.

Michael Dunlop’s productive practice week continues, as he finished second in practice tonight, lapping at 121.491 mph on Team Classic Suzuki.


Photo by Louis Porter

Team York Suzuki’s David Johnson 120.845 mph showed consistent quick pace, to finish third quickest.

Bruce Anstey piloting the iconic Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles YZR 500 Yamaha, sealed lap speed of 120.306 mph to finish fourth fastest.

Finalising the top six tonight, where Ryan Farquhar 119.762 mph on Team Winfield 1100 Harris Yamaha and Ulster Grand Prix hat trick hero Lee Johnston 119.422 mph.

Formula 2 Practice

Ten times TT winner Ian Lougher 109.381 mph competing on Laylaw Racing TZ250 Yamaha, topped the time sheets during tonight’s formula 2 classic TT practice session.

CBG Contractors backed Ryan Kneen was second fastest, following lap speed of 109.176 mph.

James Cowton, Chris Moore, Rhys Hardisty, Dave Hewson piloting Obsession Engineering backed TZ250 Yamaha rounded out the top six in practice.

500 Practice

Paton’s dominated this evening’s 500 classic TT practice session.

Ryan Farquhar, Team Winfield Paton, lead the way, recording lap speed of 110.006 mph, as he finished quicker than team Winfield team mate John McGuinness, 109.690 mph.

Third was quickest, was 2014 winner Ian Lougher 108.043 mph, Flitwick Motorcycles backed Paton.

Dean Harrison piloting Black Eagle Racing MV Agusta, was leading non Paton mounted rider in fourth, securing impressive lap speed of 107.545 mph.

Molnar Manx Norton’s Dan Cooper 106.313 mph, Danny Webb 105.619 mph concluded the top six.

350 Practice

Only two riders gained practice laps on the mountain course, on 350’s.

They where Edward Poole 85.687 mph and Jason Caunce 82.949 mph.

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