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Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Friday Newcomers Practice Report

With great dry bright sunny conditions around the Mountain Course, the scene was set for many a great performance this evening from the Manx Grand Prix newcomers.

This was seen and much more in particular from Newcomers A pace setter Michael Evans who went onto lap at a brilliant 114.990 mph, extremely impressive from the GSX-R 600 Suzuki mounted rider.

Fellow Manxman Brendan Fargher, competing on the Paul Smyth Racing YZF R6 Yamaha, lapped at 113.015 mph, to finish second fastest.

Julian Trummer (112.475 mph) improved his personal best lap speed by 3 mph, whilst Spain’s Raul Torras Martinez (111.889 mph) impressed on the Martimotos backed YZF R6 Yamaha.

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Photo by Nick Wheeler

Wayne Humble (111.894 mph) fourth fastest is getting quicker session on session around the TT course, as is Jamie Williams (111.478 mph).

Additional stand out lap speeds from a great practice session for the newcomers included Mark Foster (109.894 mph), Sean Montgomery (107.431 mph), France’s Richard Vuillermet and Dan Beighton with new personal best lap speeds of 104.032 mph and 103.061 mph respectively.

Moving to the top spot on the Newcomers B practice week leader board was Jonathan Perry. Jonathan who impressed on his Southern 100 debut in July, has raised an eye brow of two this week, with his performances on his own teams ER6 Kawasaki.

His lap speed tonight of 107.869 mph underlined his now status as one of the anticipated front runners for the Newcomers B race on Monday.

The same notion can be added to Australia’s Paul Van Der Heiden (107.302 mph), who continues to impress as does Shirlaws Motorcycles backed Marc Ironside (107.237 mph).

Added Newcomers B competitors to enjoy a productive evening on the Mountain Course included Dave Butler (104.897 mph), Stuart Hall (100.241 mph), Dan Ingham (98.873 mph) Steven Horne (97.735 mph), Scott Miller (96.863 mph) and Denmark’s TZ 250 Yamaha mounted Carsten Svendsen who lapped at 98.023 mph.

Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Friday Practice Session – Newcomers A Results:

1 7 Michael Evans* Suzuki/ 2 19:41.211 114.990
2 15 Brendan Fargher* Yamaha/Paul Smyth racing 2 20:01.858 113.015
3 21 Julian Trummer* Honda/ESS-Group 2 20:07.623 112.475
4 16 Wayne Humble* Yamaha/Michelin tyres 2 20:13.897 111.894
5 4 Raul Torras Martinez* Yamaha/Martimotos Road Racing Team 2 20:13.953 111.889
6 19 Jamie Williams* Honda/Jaks bar and steak house 2 20:18.428 111.478
7 17 Mark Foster* Yamaha/R GOWER / PETER STACEY / HYDRO HOTEL 2 20:35.989 109.894
8 3 Sean Montgomery* Kawasaki/Preston Power Steering 2 21:04.324 107.431
9 20 Paul Williams* Kawasaki/DW Motorcycles / Phil Bevan TrackDays 2 21:10.922 106.874
10 30 Richard Vuillermet* Kawasaki/ 2 21:34.319 104.942
11 14 Kevin Barsby* Triumph/Martin bell car sales, Paul Dobson photography 2 21:38.136 104.633
12 10 Tommy Henry* Yamaha/NJT Racing 2 21:38.573 104.598
13 1 Vinny Brennan* Yamaha/ 2 21:48.938 103.770
14 29 Austin Wren* Triumph/Lloyds Motor Club 2 21:56.791 103.151
15 22 Dan Beighton* Kawasaki/Virtual-UC 1 21:57.934 103.061
16 25 David Combrinck* Kawasaki/Combrinck Aerospace Ltd. 2 22:07.045 102.354
17 23 Matt Moore* Yamaha/THE BRANDWAREHOUSE 2 22:41.569 99.758
18 12 Richard Duncan* Yamaha/C Forbes Flooring. 1 22:57.366 98.614
19 26 Christopher Watson* Kawasaki/MV Utilities Ltd 1 23:45.945 95.255

Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Friday Practice Session – Newcomers B Results:

1 42 Jonathan Perry* Kawasaki/Jonathan Perry Racing JPR 2 20:59.194 107.869
2 34 Paul van der Heiden* Ducati/BJR Products 2 21:05.847 107.302
3 39 Marc Ironside* Kawasaki/shirlaws 2 21:06.610 107.237
4 32 Dave Butler* Kawasaki/Fingal Motor Club 2 21:34.870 104.897
5 37 Stuart Hall* Suzuki/Killer5 Interior Design Stuidio 2 22:35.010 100.241
6 36 Daniel Ingham* Honda/Digital Deadline 3 22:35.322 100.218
7 31 Carsten Svendsen* Yamaha/Skulptur Stoberiet 2 23:05.681 98.023
8 41 Steven Horne* Kawasaki/Sinclair Bay Subsea 2 23:09.758 97.735
9 43 Scott Miller* Kawasaki/Sands Hotel Orkney 2 23:22.268 96.863
10 33 Michael Brookes* Suzuki/smuk 1 23:57.539 94.486
11 44 Bradley Robinson* Suzuki/ 2 24:04.299 94.044
12 40 Wayne Martin* Honda/Geoff Martin Racing / Shebdon Crane Hire 3 24:13.071 93.477
13 35 Colin Bowles* Suzuki/MorrisonBHP.net 2 25:28.449 88.867

Words by Stevie Rial

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