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Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Saturday Newcomers Practice Report

Following the Senior Classic TT, the Manx Grand Prix newcomers took to the Mountain Course, as they gained more laps of the most famous road racing circuit in the world, as they continue their preparations for Monday’s Newcomers race.

Michael Evans continues to set the Newcomers A pace, lapping today at 115.596 mph, extremely impressive pace, from the rider who holds the number seven plate on his own teams GSX-R 600 Suzuki.

Finishing second fastest was Brendan Fargher (115.071 mph) who as for the most of practice week, has been the nearest challenger to his fellow Manxman.

Wayne Humble (113.67 mph) moved close to the 114 mph lap speed mark, whilst Spain’s Raul Torras Martinez (113.475 mph) once again impressed on the Martimotos backed YZF R6 Yamaha.

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Photo by Nick Wheeler

Jamie Williams (112.781 mph) and DP Coldplaning/TC Racing’s Julian Trummer (112.523 mph) again showed excellent form as did Paul Williams (111.050 mph) and Mark Foster (110.793 mph) who both set new personal best lap speeds.

Additional riders to set new PB lap speeds around the TT course included Sean Montgomery (108.674 mph), Austin Wren (107.155 mph), Tommy Henry (105.694 mph) and Vinny Brennan (105.69 mph).

Callum Ward who crashed at Waterworks last evening, showed true grit and determination today in finishing 11th quickest overall, lapping at 106.575 mph.

Jonathan Perry (107.919 mph) once again set the Newcomers B pace, whilst second fastest Marc Ironside (107.343 mph) on the Shirlaws Motorcycles backed ER6 Kawasaki, is showcasing why he is amongst Scotland’s leading pure road racers.

Added notable lap speeds from the two lap practice session included Dave Butler (105.306 mph), Stuart Hall (102.334 mph), Dan Ingham (100.623 mph), Steven Horne (99.468 mph), Bradley Robinson (96.122 mph) and Colin Bowles lapping at 95.76 mph.

Words by Stevie Rial

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