Photo by Louis Porter
Bruce Anstey proved in tonights formula 1 classic TT practice session that the YZR 500 Yamaha run by Valvoline racing by Padgetts motorcycles could well secure nine time TT winner Bruce another win on the mountain course.
Bruce lapped at 122.523 mph fastest lap speed so far during 2014 classic TT races practice week. Michael Dunlop was second following lap speed of 122.173 mph which was also set from a standing start, James Hillier showed good speed on Jackson racing Kawasaki in going third quickest and Russ Mountford finished fourth overall with lap speed of 119.127 mph on team York Suzuki.
Steve Mercer on Mistral racing ZXR Kawasaki and Ryan Farquhar Harris Yamaha mounted completed the top six. Roy Richardson produced a brilliant lap speed of 110.349 on full factory winners wear backed TZ250 Yamaha to lead the way in formula 2 practice.
James Cowton was second quickest lapping at 109.893 mph on Peter Berwick TZ250 Yamaha as Nigel Moore, Stuart Garton, Ewan Hamilton and Chris Barratt rounded out top six. Bruce Anstey competing on YZR 500 Yamaha at 2014 classic TT races was always going to be something to greatly look forward and the 2014 Ulster Grand Prix feature superbike race winner has brought him excellent form over from Dundrod to the mountain course where more success could be on the cards for the supremely talented rider.