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Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Friday Practice Report

Super Twins:

Jamie Hodson upped the pace in the Super Twins Manx GP class tonight, lapping at 112.647 mph, to lay down a significant marker on the JGH Racing ER6 Kawasaki.

Nearest challenger to Jamie in practice Andy Dudgeon (112.644 mph) was just 0.03 of a second behind!, David Lumsden (110.465 mph) and Dean Osborne (110.118 mph), finished third and fourth fastest.

Fifth quickest Spain’s Martimotos backed Victor Lopez Santos (109.336 mph) finished marginally quicker than CPL Products backed Richard Charlton (109.207 mph).

DP Coldplaning/TC Racing duo Eddie Venn (108.835 mph) and Rob Temple (108.747 mph) both showed accomplished pace, same applied to Merlin Sidecars backed Mike Minns (108.059 mph) and Tom Robinson who took his own teams SV 650 Suzuki, to a highly creditable lap speed of 108.050 mph.

Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Friday Practice Session – Super Twins Results:

1 5 Jamie Hodson Kawasaki/CMS/SB Tuning 2 20:05.786 112.647
2 3 Andy Dudgeon Suzuki/CBG Contractors – Rob Brew Racing 2 20:05.818 112.644
3 4 David Lumsden Kawasaki/Full Factory Winnerswear 3 20:29.606 110.465
4 8 Dean Osborne Suzuki/Slick performance 1 20:33.475 110.118
5 37 Victor Lopez Santos Kawasaki/Team Martimotos 2 20:42.300 109.336
6 21 Richard Charlton Kawasaki/michelin 1 20:43.766 109.207
7 24 Eddie Venn Kawasaki/TC Racing 2 20:48.018 108.835
8 35 Rob Temple Kawasaki/TC Racing/Kyle Racing 2 20:49.033 108.747
9 7 Darren Cooper Kawasaki/Flue-stox 2 20:50.213 108.644
10 16 Mike Minns Kawasaki/merlin sidecars,neil fairless 1 20:56.977 108.059
11 9 Tom Robinson Suzuki/Robinson Racing 2 20:57.085 108.050
12 #52 Jonathan Perry* Kawasaki/Jonathan Perry Racing JPR 2 20:59.194 107.869
13 #33 Paul van der Heiden* Ducati/BJR Products 2 21:05.847 107.302
14 #47 Marc Ironside* Kawasaki/shirlaws 2 21:06.610 107.237
15 38 Robert Whittall Suzuki/Moto-Design 1 21:17.776 106.300
16 28 Ian Gardner Kawasaki/UTILERGY 2 21:18.808 106.215
17 32 Stephen Nathan Kawasaki/NATHAN RACING 2 21:20.394 106.083
18 2 Nick Jefferies Kawasaki/Phil Morris Holdings 1 21:20.545 106.070
19 10 Barry Lee Evans Kawasaki/PAUL BLAND MOTORSPORT 1 21:21.501 105.991
20 #27 Dave Butler* Kawasaki/Fingal Motor Club 2 21:34.870 104.897
21 18 Rad Hughes Kawasaki/Royal Air Force 2 21:41.545 104.359
22 29 James Chawke Kawasaki/Chawkie Racing 2 21:55.921 103.219
23 15 Jason Markham Suzuki/British Army Motorsports Association 1 22:12.877 101.906
24 50 Richard Saville Kawasaki/SOS Racing 2 22:13.571 101.853
25 56 David Bone Suzuki/Yvonne and Heather Bone 2 22:30.830 100.552
26 26 Pete Murray VRS Kawasaki/Arizona Speed Engineering 2 22:32.254 100.446
27 #39 Stuart Hall* Suzuki/Killer5 Interior Design Stuidio 2 22:35.010 100.241
28 54 Ali Foster Kawasaki/Hazel Carroon 1 22:37.460 100.060
29 41 Martin Harrison Kawasaki/ 2 22:45.529 99.469
30 43 Robert Nelson Suzuki/R Nelson Roofing 2 22:47.518 99.324
31 45 Les Miller Suzuki/ABTS LTD/ SLACK RACING 1 22:54.714 98.805
32 46 Ron Soar Suzuki/Dave Staples 2 22:58.917 98.503
33 #23 Carsten Svendsen* Yamaha/Skulptur Stoberiet 2 23:05.681 98.023
34 #49 Steven Horne* Kawasaki/Sinclair Bay Subsea 2 23:09.758 97.735
35 42 Brian Appleton Suzuki/ 1 23:12.431 97.547
36 48 Trevor Matthewson Kawasaki/strangford holiday park 1 23:17.172 97.216
37 53 Tommy Heaphy Suzuki/Ballyneal Stonemasons Ltd 2 23:19.089 97.083
38 #30 Michael Brookes* Suzuki/smuk 1 23:57.539 94.486
39 58 Paul Williams Suzuki/Ace Motorcycles, Bude 2 23:57.764 94.472
40 #55 Bradley Robinson* Suzuki/ 2 24:04.299 94.044
41 #36 Colin Bowles* Suzuki/MorrisonBHP.net 2 25:28.449 88.867

Lightweight:

Nine times Sidecar TT winner Dan Sayle’s pace on the Falcon Racing Moto 3 Honda, rose tonight to an ultra impressive 109.107 mph.

A long way of in front nearest pursuer Dave Taylor (105.427 mph), Dan is looking an extremely strong favourite for Lightweight Manx GP honours.

Rikki McGovern (104.453 mph), James Caswell (102.822 mph), CSC Racing’s Alex Sinclair (102.252 mph) and Nick Anderson (100.601 mph) are all tipped for top class results.

Whilst 2015 Newcomers B Manx GP winner Elwyn Fryer (100.224 mph) stock continues to rise around the Mountain Course.

RS 125 Honda mounted Nigel Moore (100.034 mph), Robert Smith (99.246 mph) and Marek Wieckowski (98.866 mph), all set highly respectable lap speeds, during an evening’s practice session held in pretty much ideal conditions.

Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Friday Practice Session – Lightweight Results:

1 60 Daniel Sayle /Falcon electrical 2 20:44.904 109.107
2 64 Dave Taylor Yamaha/MC Locks/Agrimark 2 21:28.356 105.427
3 65 Rikki McGovern Honda/Caztech Developments 2 21:40.375 104.453
4 71 James Caswell Honda/Blackart Suspension / Castech Developments 2 22:00.999 102.822
5 63 Alex Sinclair Yamaha/CSC Racing 1 22:08.360 102.252
6 62 Nick Anderson Kawasaki/RMKD Racing Kawasaki 1 22:30.165 100.601
7 76 Gavin Brown Honda/Paul Black 2 22:30.461 100.579
8 68 Elwyn Fryer Kawasaki/Gray & Adams Ltd 2 22:35.248 100.224
9 #79 Daniel Ingham* Honda/Digital Deadline 3 22:35.322 100.218
10 66 Nigel Moore Honda/ALAN MOORE CAR REPAIRS 1 22:37.817 100.034
11 70 Robert Smith Kawasaki/railway inn union mills 2 22:48.605 99.246
12 84 Marek Wieckowski Honda/B and C Racing / Tim Carrington 2 22:53.865 98.866
13 82 Philip Munday Honda/Shropshire Electrical Maintenance Services LTD 2 23:16.404 97.270
14 86 Kevin Murphy Kawasaki/Irish Ago Racing . ACU Licence No : 177450 2 23:16.768 97.244
15 #87 Scott Miller* Kawasaki/Sands Hotel Orkney 2 23:22.268 96.863
16 73 Shelley Pike Honda/SPARK 2 23:26.924 96.543
17 85 Mick Moreton Honda/ 2 23:31.703 96.216
18 81 John Turner Kawasaki/ 2 23:42.965 95.454
19 88 Adrian Morris Yamaha/ 2 24:30.437 92.373
20 89 Sarah Boyes Honda/ 2 24:38.857 91.847
21 67 Mike Carter Honda/ 1 25:07.883 90.079
22 90 Yuri Barrigan Kawasaki/Irish Ago Racing 2 27:00.071 83.841

Junior:

Andy Dudgeon battled his way to the top spot in the Junior Manx GP practice this evening, lapping at 119.188 mph on the Slick Bass backed green and blue liveried GSX-R 600 Suzuki.

Tom Weeden (118.998 mph) who like Andy set a new personal best lap speed, was not far behind, on his own teams 675 Daytona Triumph.

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Photo by Louis Porter

Tom and Andy look at present the main contenders for Junior Manx GP victory, don’t discount though Richard Charlton (118.394 mph), Davey Lambert (117.42 mph), Tom Robinson (116.408 mph), David Lumsden (116.231 mph) and Jamie Hodson (115.92 mph) from providing race winning challenges.

Amongst the stand out Mountain Course newcomers from 2015 Barry Evans (115.824 mph), Peter Wilkinson (115.416 mph) and Darren Cooper (115.383 mph) all showed good form, as did Oilee Racing’s Joe Akroyd (115.977 mph).

Australia’s Royce Rowe (114.699 mph) whilst maybe not considered a contender for a top six finish in the Junior Manx GP class, is a definite rider to keep an eye on.

Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Friday Practice Session – Junior Results:

1 3 Andy Dudgeon Suzuki/Team Slick Performance Racing 2 18:59.615 119.188
2 4 Tom Weeden Triumph/ 2 19:01.428 118.998
3 16 Richard Charlton Yamaha/michelin 2 19:07.252 118.394
4 6 Davey Lambert Kawasaki/Lambo Racing / Beamish Car Transport 2 19:16.767 117.420
5 20 Tom Robinson Kawasaki/K S Performance 2 19:26.829 116.408
6 8 David Lumsden Honda/Martin Bullock Manxsport 2 19:28.600 116.231
7 33 Joe Akroyd Suzuki/OILEE RACING 2 19:31.164 115.977
8 7 Jamie Hodson Yamaha/JGH Racing 1 19:31.744 115.920
9 26 Barry Lee Evans Kawasaki/PERCY’S AUTOS 1 19:32.709 115.824
10 19 Peter Wilkinson Yamaha/Rusty Rack Racing 2 19:36.856 115.416
11 39 Darren Cooper Kawasaki/Team DCR 2 19:37.196 115.383
12 44 Royce Rowe Suzuki/Les Rowe and Associates 2 19:44.214 114.699
13 2 Mike Moulai Kawasaki/Des & Dot Collins 1 19:44.265 114.694
14 22 Dean Osborne Honda/JT Racing Services 2 19:45.903 114.536
15 17 Rodger Wibberley Yamaha/BJ Spooner/Auto66/KS Performance 2 19:53.463 113.810
16 62 Sean Connolly Kawasaki/VTS TRANSPORT 2 19:54.322 113.728
17 23 Thomas Gottschalk Suzuki/FC Moore 2 19:57.703 113.407
18 21 Jason Corcoran Suzuki/Stephen Christian and sons limited 2 19:58.268 113.354
19 14 Murray McConnachie Triumph/cabot tyres 2 19:58.473 113.334
20 #75 Brendan Fargher* Yamaha/Paul Smyth racing 2 20:01.858 113.015
21 15 Mike Minns Yamaha/ian bell motorcycles 1 20:01.901 113.011
22 9 Dennis Booth Kawasaki/Dennis Booth Racing 1 20:02.673 112.938
23 36 Michael Hand Kawasaki/Holbeach Motorcycle Tyres 2 20:03.355 112.874
24 12 Gareth Evans Yamaha/Magic Bullet Racing 1 20:04.393 112.777
25 50 Steven Procter Yamaha/ 2 20:06.645 112.567
26 27 Allan Brodie Suzuki/PRF Racing 2 20:08.664 112.379
27 79 Lee Hembury Yamaha/ 2 20:09.222 112.327
28 55 Rad Hughes Honda/Cowton Racing 2 20:10.679 112.192
29 77 Victor Lopez Santos Yamaha/Team Martimotos 2 20:13.818 111.901
30 66 Robert Whittall Suzuki/Moto-Design 2 20:13.855 111.898
31 #82 Wayne Humble* Yamaha/Michelin tyres 2 20:13.897 111.894
32 76 Matt Mylchreest Kawasaki/Gorilla Racing 2 20:15.334 111.762
33 18 Adrian Hartog Kawasaki/ 2 20:21.476 111.200
34 47 Jason Brewster Suzuki/ 2 20:24.619 110.914
35 71 Frederic Besnard Kawasaki/henrimoto/martimotos 2 20:24.660 110.911
36 30 Shaun Evans Kawasaki/Vanguard Shopfitting 2 20:27.555 110.649
37 60 Marc Colvin Kawasaki/James Fennel Micro Lodges 2 20:30.659 110.370
38 35 Steve Moody Honda/DILLIGAF Racing 2 20:30.976 110.342
39 24 Justin Collins Yamaha/Collins Racing 2 20:31.144 110.327
40 56 Masayuki Yamanaka Honda/Challenge YAMANAKA48 with NAKAMA 2 20:34.781 110.002
41 25 Chris Cook Kawasaki/ 1 20:35.542 109.934
42 42 Jim Barnett Suzuki/Synergia Coaching Ltd 2 20:35.722 109.918
43 #83 Mark Foster* Yamaha/R GOWER / PETER STACEY / HYDRO HOTEL 2 20:35.989 109.894
44 11 Charles Rhys Hardisty Yamaha/REPS Motorcycles/KayMac 1 20:36.617 109.838
45 40 Andy Lovett Honda/awl engineering ltd 1 20:52.751 108.424
46 49 Robert Nelson Suzuki/R Nelson Roofing 2 20:54.708 108.255
47 34 Stuart Hall Honda/ 1 21:01.074 107.708
48 59 Pete Murray VRS Honda/Arizona Speed Engineering 2 21:01.407 107.680
49 #37 Sean Montgomery* Kawasaki/Preston Power Steering 2 21:04.324 107.431
50 84 Ian Gardner Kawasaki/UFLEET LTD 2 21:04.930 107.380
51 69 Ross Orchard Yamaha/North Cornwall Motorcycles 2 21:08.667 107.064
52 81 James Robertson Yamaha/ 2 21:09.913 106.959
53 57 Colin Croft Suzuki/John Redfern Racing 2 21:12.892 106.708
54 38 Emmett Burke Honda/Sunflame.co.uk 2 21:13.515 106.656
55 63 Stephen Carmichael Kawasaki/ 2 21:20.905 106.041
56 88 Andreas Psychogyios Yamaha/PSYCHOGYIOS RACING TEAM 2 21:26.126 105.610
57 80 Leon Murphy Suzuki/George Stewart 1 21:32.120 105.120
58 #72 Kevin Barsby* Triumph/Martin bell car sales, Paul Dobson photography 2 21:38.136 104.633
59 #51 Tommy Henry* Yamaha/NJT Racing 2 21:38.573 104.598
60 64 James Chawke Honda/Moira Racing 2 21:45.720 104.025
61 68 Jason Heritage Yamaha/J Heritage Ltd 2 21:48.617 103.795
62 #31 Vinny Brennan* Yamaha/ 2 21:48.938 103.770
63 93 Stuart Bedford Suzuki/ 1 21:57.612 103.086
64 78 Mark Watson Yamaha/ 2 22:03.780 102.606
65 #91 David Combrinck* Kawasaki/Combrinck Aerospace Ltd. 2 22:07.045 102.354
66 86 Derek Wilson Honda/ 2 22:13.290 101.874
67 74 Paul Wilson Yamaha/Epping Electrical 1 22:28.747 100.707
68 #89 Matt Moore* Yamaha/THE BRANDWAREHOUSE 2 22:41.569 99.758
69 #67 Richard Duncan* Yamaha/C Forbes Flooring. 1 22:57.366 98.614

Senior:

The pace setters overall in the Senior Manx GP practice tonight, where the same as in the Junior class, with Andy Dudgeon (119.188 mph) taking the Slick Bass backed GSX-R 600 Suzuki, to the top spot on the time sheets.

Tom Weeden (118.998 mph) second quickest is just over 1 mph goal, from one of his main goals for this years Manx, which is to lap the Mountain Course for the first time in excess of 120 mph.

Richard Charlton (118.394 mph), Davey Lambert (117.42 mph), Tom Robinson (116.408 mph), Jamie Hodson (115.92 mph), Darren Cooper (115.383 mph) and Joe Akroyd (115.92 mph) all produced impressive lap speeds.

Leading 750 mounted competitor this evening was Damian Horan (112.266 mph), on his own teams Horan Racing GSX-R 750 Suzuki.

Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Friday Practice Session – Senior Results:

1 #3 Andy Dudgeon Suzuki/Team Slick Performance Racing 2 18:59.615 119.188
2 #4 Tom Weeden Triumph/ 2 19:01.428 118.998
3 #16 Richard Charlton Yamaha/michelin 2 19:07.252 118.394
4 #6 Davey Lambert Kawasaki/Lambo Racing / Beamish Car Transport 2 19:16.767 117.420
5 #20 Tom Robinson Kawasaki/K S Performance 2 19:26.829 116.408
6 #33 Joe Akroyd Suzuki/OILEE RACING 2 19:31.164 115.977
7 #7 Jamie Hodson Yamaha/JGH Racing 1 19:31.744 115.920
8 #26 Barry Lee Evans Kawasaki/PERCY’S AUTOS 1 19:32.709 115.824
9 #19 Peter Wilkinson Yamaha/Rusty Rack Racing 2 19:36.856 115.416
10 #39 Darren Cooper Kawasaki/Team DCR 2 19:37.196 115.383
11 #37 Michael Evans* Suzuki/ 2 19:41.211 114.990
12 #44 Royce Rowe Suzuki/Les Rowe and Associates 2 19:44.214 114.699
13 #17 Rodger Wibberley Yamaha/BJ Spooner/Auto66/KS Performance 2 19:53.463 113.810
14 #62 Sean Connolly Kawasaki/VTS TRANSPORT 2 19:54.322 113.728
15 #23 Thomas Gottschalk Suzuki/FC Moore 2 19:57.703 113.407
16 #21 Jason Corcoran Suzuki/Stephen Christian and sons limited 2 19:58.268 113.354
17 #14 Murray McConnachie Triumph/cabot tyres 2 19:58.473 113.334
18 #15 Mike Minns Yamaha/ian bell motorcycles 1 20:01.901 113.011
19 #9 Dennis Booth Kawasaki/Dennis Booth Racing 1 20:02.673 112.938
20 #36 Michael Hand Kawasaki/Holbeach Motorcycle Tyres 2 20:03.355 112.874
21 #12 Gareth Evans Yamaha/Magic Bullet Racing 1 20:04.393 112.777
22 #50 Steven Procter Yamaha/ 2 20:06.645 112.567
23 #51 Julian Trummer* Honda/ESS-Group 2 20:07.623 112.475
24 45 Damian Horan Suzuki/ 2 20:09.874 112.266
25 #55 Radley Hughes Honda/Cowton Racing 2 20:10.679 112.192
26 #77 Victor Lopez Santos Yamaha/Team Martimotos 2 20:13.818 111.901
27 #66 Robert Whittall Suzuki/Moto-Design 2 20:13.855 111.898
28 #32 Raul Torras Martinez* Yamaha/Martimotos Road Racing Team 2 20:13.953 111.889
29 #76 Matt Mylchreest Kawasaki/Gorilla Racing 2 20:15.334 111.762
30 #41 Jamie Williams* Honda/Jaks bar and steak house 2 20:18.428 111.478
31 #18 Adrian Hartog Kawasaki/ 2 20:21.476 111.200
32 #47 Jason Brewster Suzuki/ 2 20:24.619 110.914
33 #71 Frederic Besnard Kawasaki/henrimoto/martimotos 2 20:24.660 110.911
34 #30 Shaun Evans Kawasaki/Vanguard Shopfitting 2 20:27.555 110.649
35 #60 Marc Colvin Kawasaki/James Fennel Micro Lodges 2 20:30.659 110.370
36 #35 Steve Moody Honda/DILLIGAF Racing 2 20:30.976 110.342
37 #24 Justin Collins Yamaha/Collins Racing 2 20:31.144 110.327
38 #56 Masayuki Yamanaka Honda/Challenge YAMANAKA48 with NAKAMA 2 20:34.781 110.002
39 #25 Chris Cook Kawasaki/ 1 20:35.542 109.934
40 #42 Jim Barnett Suzuki/Synergia Coaching Ltd 2 20:35.722 109.918
41 #11 Charles Rhys Hardisty Yamaha/REPS Motorcycles/KayMac 1 20:36.617 109.838
42 #40 Andy Lovett Honda/awl engineering ltd 1 20:52.751 108.424
43 61 Erik Kjuus Aprilia/ 2 20:54.623 108.262
44 #49 Robert Nelson Suzuki/R Nelson Roofing 2 20:54.708 108.255
45 #34 Stuart Hall Honda/ 1 21:01.074 107.708
46 #84 Ian Gardner Kawasaki/UFLEET LTD 2 21:04.930 107.380
47 #69 Ross Orchard Yamaha/North Cornwall Motorcycles 2 21:08.667 107.064
48 #81 James Robertson Yamaha/ 2 21:09.913 106.959
49 #46 Paul Williams* Kawasaki/DW Motorcycles / Phil Bevan TrackDays 2 21:10.922 106.874
50 #57 Colin Croft Suzuki/John Redfern Racing 2 21:12.892 106.708
51 #38 Emmett Burke Honda/Sunflame.co.uk 2 21:13.515 106.656
52 #63 Stephen Carmichael Kawasaki/ 2 21:20.905 106.041
53 #88 Andreas Psychogyios Yamaha/PSYCHOGYIOS RACING TEAM 2 21:26.126 105.610
54 #80 Leon Murphy Suzuki/George Stewart 1 21:32.120 105.120
55 #75 Richard Vuillermet* Kawasaki/ 2 21:34.319 104.942
56 87 Trevor Matthewson Suzuki/strangford holiday park 2 21:42.151 104.310
57 #64 James Chawke Honda/Moira Racing 2 21:45.720 104.025
58 #68 Jason Heritage Yamaha/J Heritage Ltd 2 21:48.617 103.795
59 83 Peter Creer Honda/MoneyShot Racing 2 21:48.997 103.765
60 89 Christian Slater Kawasaki/ 1 21:50.616 103.637
61 #92 Stuart Bedford Suzuki/ 1 21:57.612 103.086
62 #59 Dan Beighton* Kawasaki/Virtual-UC 1 21:57.934 103.061
63 #78 Mark Watson Yamaha/ 2 22:03.780 102.606
64 91 Sarah Boyes Yamaha/ 2 22:16.392 101.638
65 #70 Christopher Watson* Kawasaki/MV Utilities Ltd 1 23:45.945 95.255

Words by Stevie Rial

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