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Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Saturday Practice Report

Junior:

Andy Dudgeon finished quickest in an immensely close fought two lap Junior Manx GP practice session, following lap speed of 118.996 mph, on the Slick Bass backed GSX-R 600 Suzuki.

Richard Charlton (118.774 mph), Joe Akroyd (118.673 mph), Davey Lambert (118.39 mph) and Michael Moulai (118.272 mph) where all closely matched.

There was nothing in it as well between Andy Farrell (117.887 mph), David Lumsden (117.697 mph), Richard Wilson (117.657 mph) and Jamie Hodson (117.593 mph).

Additional top draw performances from practice included Tom Robinson (116.731 mph), Peter Wilkinson (115.877 mph), Australia’s Royce Rowe (115.325 mph) and Germany’s Thomas Gottschalk who lapped at a highly creditable 113.596 mph.

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

1 3 Andy Dudgeon Suzuki/Team Slick Performance Racing 2 19:01.448 118.996
2 16 Richard Charlton Yamaha/michelin 1 19:03.587 118.774
3 33 Joe Akroyd Suzuki/OILEE RACING 2 19:04.557 118.673
4 6 Davey Lambert Kawasaki/Lambo Racing / Beamish Car Transport 2 19:07.295 118.390
5 2 Mike Moulai Kawasaki/Des & Dot Collins 2 19:08.442 118.272
6 1 Andy Farrell Honda/B&W RACING 2 19:12.185 117.887
7 8 David Lumsden Honda/Martin Bullock Manxsport 2 19:14.052 117.697
8 10 Richard Wilson Honda/TW Suspension Tech 1 19:14.445 117.657
9 7 Jamie Hodson Yamaha/JGH Racing 2 19:15.073 117.593
10 20 Tom Robinson Kawasaki/K S Performance 2 19:23.603 116.731
11 19 Peter Wilkinson Yamaha/Rusty Rack Racing 2 19:32.179 115.877
12 44 Royce Rowe Suzuki/Les Rowe and Associates 1 19:37.788 115.325
13 22 Dean Osborne Honda/JT Racing Services 1 19:38.142 115.290
14 15 Mike Minns Yamaha/ian bell motorcycles 1 19:39.858 115.122
15 #75 Brendan Fargher* Yamaha/Paul Smyth racing 1 19:40.386 115.071
16 5 Glenn Harrison Suzuki/Chris Preston / Toyo Tyres 1 19:45.520 114.573
17 39 Darren Cooper Kawasaki/Team DCR 1 19:47.451 114.386
18 14 Murray McConnachie Triumph/cabot tyres 2 19:47.993 114.334
19 18 Adrian Hartog Kawasaki/ 2 19:48.259 114.308
20 21 Jason Corcoran Suzuki/Stephen Christian and sons limited 1 19:49.150 114.223
21 50 Steven Procter Yamaha/ 1 19:52.265 113.924
22 17 Rodger Wibberley Yamaha/BJ Spooner/Auto66/KS Performance 1 19:52.991 113.855
23 #82 Wayne Humble* Yamaha/Michelin tyres 1 19:54.934 113.670
24 36 Michael Hand Kawasaki/Holbeach Motorcycle Tyres 1 19:55.074 113.657
25 23 Thomas Gottschalk Suzuki/FC Moore 1 19:55.716 113.596
26 62 Sean Connolly Kawasaki/VTS TRANSPORT 2 19:57.564 113.420
27 24 Justin Collins Yamaha/Collins Racing 1 20:02.143 112.988
28 76 Matt Mylchreest Kawasaki/Gorilla Racing 1 20:05.342 112.688
29 71 Frederic Besnard Kawasaki/henrimoto/martimotos 1 20:07.326 112.503
30 79 Lee Hembury Yamaha/ 1 20:08.748 112.371
31 40 Andy Lovett Honda/awl engineering ltd 1 20:10.424 112.215
32 55 Rad Hughes Honda/Cowton Racing 1 20:13.079 111.970
33 30 Shaun Evans Kawasaki/Vanguard Shopfitting 2 20:15.712 111.727
34 66 Robert Whittall Suzuki/Moto-Design 1 20:17.368 111.575
35 77 Victor Lopez Santos Yamaha/Team Martimotos 1 20:17.974 111.520
36 85 Sam Johnson Yamaha/JK construction / Andy Potts 1 20:19.799 111.353
37 58 Gaz Evans Honda/Contract Natural Gas 1 20:21.489 111.199
38 56 Masayuki Yamanaka Honda/Challenge YAMANAKA48 with NAKAMA 1 20:22.915 111.069
39 35 Steve Moody Honda/DILLIGAF Racing 1 20:23.686 110.999
40 #83 Mark Foster* Yamaha/R GOWER / PETER STACEY / HYDRO HOTEL 1 20:25.957 110.793
41 38 Emmett Burke Honda/Sunflame.co.uk 1 20:28.146 110.596
42 60 Marc Colvin Kawasaki/James Fennel Micro Lodges 1 20:29.126 110.508
43 47 Jason Brewster Suzuki/ 1 20:33.117 110.150
44 84 Ian Gardner Kawasaki/UFLEET LTD 1 20:38.312 109.688
45 81 James Robertson Yamaha/ 1 20:42.612 109.308
46 57 Colin Croft Suzuki/John Redfern Racing 1 20:46.174 108.996
47 #37 Sean Montgomery* Kawasaki/Preston Power Steering 1 20:49.861 108.674
48 43 Andy McPherson Triumph/ 1 20:54.226 108.296
49 64 James Chawke Honda/Moira Racing 1 20:55.064 108.224
50 80 Leon Murphy Suzuki/George Stewart 1 20:55.609 108.177
51 88 Andreas Psychogyios Yamaha/PSYCHOGYIOS RACING TEAM 1 21:01.028 107.712
52 69 Ross Orchard Yamaha/North Cornwall Motorcycles 1 21:03.618 107.491
53 49 Robert Nelson Suzuki/R Nelson Roofing 1 21:05.695 107.315
54 68 Jason Heritage Yamaha/J Heritage Ltd 1 21:12.239 106.763
55 #32 Callum Ward* Yamaha/ 1 21:14.484 106.575
56 63 Stephen Carmichael Kawasaki/ 1 21:17.583 106.316
57 59 Pete Murray VRS Honda/Arizona Speed Engineering 2 21:18.335 106.254
58 52 Iain Hill Honda/Hills Racing 1 21:22.379 105.919
59 #51 Tommy Henry* Yamaha/NJT Racing 1 21:25.103 105.694
60 #31 Vinny Brennan* Yamaha/ 1 21:25.153 105.690
61 #72 Kevin Barsby* Triumph/Martin bell car sales, Paul Dobson photography 1 21:25.189 105.687
62 73 Rob Mitchel-Hill Suzuki/Ranga Racing 1 21:39.668 104.510
63 93 Stuart Bedford Suzuki/ 1 21:41.001 104.403
64 #91 David Combrinck* Kawasaki/Combrinck Aerospace Ltd. 1 21:48.985 103.766
65 86 Derek Wilson Honda/ 1 22:05.296 102.489
66 #89 Matt Moore* Yamaha/THE BRANDWAREHOUSE 1 22:07.637 102.308
67 #67 Richard Duncan* Yamaha/C Forbes Flooring. 1 22:16.761 101.610

Senior:

It’s fair to say Manx GP newcomer Michael Evans stunned everyone last evening by going to top of the time sheets in the Senior class, lapping at an eye catching 119.758 mph, on his own teams Suzuki which is ten years old!.

This lap speed which is unofficially a Newcomers A Manx GP lap record, will have stunned many, and I will admit me as well, fair to say prior to yesterday, there was no inclination of a lap speed as quick as this from the rider who has gelled exceptionally quickly with the Mountain Course.

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Photo by Nick Wheeler

Andy Dudgeon (118.996 mph), Richard Charlton (118.774 mph), Joe Akroyd (118.673 mph), Davey Lambert (118.39 mph), and Andy Farrell (117.887 mph) are all contenders for Senior Manx GP success.

Reigning Newcomers A Manx GP winner Peter Wilkinson (115.877 mph) impressed on the Rusty Rack Racing YZF R6 Yamaha, as did Steven Procter (113.924 mph), Michael Hand (113.657 mph) and Jason Corcoran (113.364 mph).

Allan Brodie lead the 750 challenge on the PRF Racing GSX-R 750 Suzuki, securing lap speed of 116.299 mph.

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

1 7 Michael Evans* Suzuki/ 2 18:54.192 119.758
2 #3 Andrew Dudgeon Suzuki/Team Slick Performance Racing 2 19:01.448 118.996
3 #16 Richard Charlton Yamaha/michelin 1 19:03.587 118.774
4 #33 Joe Akroyd Suzuki/OILEE RACING 2 19:04.557 118.673
5 #6 Davey Lambert Kawasaki/Lambo Racing / Beamish Car Transport 2 19:07.295 118.390
6 #10 Richard Wilson Honda/TW Suspension Tech 1 19:14.445 117.657
7 #7 Jamie Hodson Yamaha/JGH Racing 2 19:15.073 117.593
8 #20 Tom Robinson Kawasaki/K S Performance 2 19:23.603 116.731
9 27 Allan Brodie Suzuki/PRF Racing 2 19:27.918 116.299
10 #19 Peter Wilkinson Yamaha/Rusty Rack Racing 2 19:32.179 115.877
11 #44 Royce Rowe Suzuki/Les Rowe and Associates 1 19:37.788 115.325
12 #15 Mike Minns Yamaha/ian bell motorcycles 1 19:39.858 115.122
13 #5 Glenn Harrison Suzuki/Chris Preston / Toyo Tyres 1 19:45.520 114.573
14 #39 Darren Cooper Kawasaki/Team DCR 1 19:47.451 114.386
15 #14 Murray McConnachie Triumph/cabot tyres 2 19:47.993 114.334
16 #18 Adrian Hartog Kawasaki/ 2 19:48.259 114.308
17 #21 Jason Corcoran Suzuki/Stephen Christian and sons limited 1 19:49.150 114.223
18 #50 Steven Procter Yamaha/ 1 19:52.265 113.924
19 #17 Rodger Wibberley Yamaha/BJ Spooner/Auto66/KS Performance 1 19:52.991 113.855
20 #36 Michael Hand Kawasaki/Holbeach Motorcycle Tyres 1 19:55.074 113.657
21 #23 Thomas Gottschalk Suzuki/FC Moore 1 19:55.716 113.596
22 #32 Raul Torras Martinez* Yamaha/Martimotos Road Racing Team 2 19:56.987 113.475
23 #62 Sean Connolly Kawasaki/VTS TRANSPORT 2 19:57.564 113.420
24 45 Damian Horan Suzuki/ 2 19:58.940 113.290
25 #24 Justin Collins Yamaha/Collins Racing 1 20:02.143 112.988
26 #41 Jamie Williams* Honda/Jaks bar and steak house 1 20:04.357 112.781
27 #76 Matt Mylchreest Kawasaki/Gorilla Racing 1 20:05.342 112.688
28 #51 Julian Trummer* Honda/ESS-Group 1 20:07.111 112.523
29 #71 Frederic Besnard Kawasaki/henrimoto/martimotos 1 20:07.326 112.503
30 #40 Andy Lovett Honda/awl engineering ltd 1 20:10.424 112.215
31 #55 Rad Hughes Honda/Cowton Racing 1 20:13.079 111.970
32 #30 Shaun Evans Kawasaki/Vanguard Shopfitting 2 20:15.712 111.727
33 #66 Robert Whittall Suzuki/Moto-Design 1 20:17.368 111.575
34 #77 Victor Lopez Santos Yamaha/Team Martimotos 1 20:17.974 111.520
35 #85 Sam Johnson Yamaha/JK construction / Andy Potts 1 20:19.799 111.353
36 #58 Gaz Evans Honda/Contract Natural Gas 1 20:21.489 111.199
37 #56 Masayuki Yamanaka Honda/Challenge YAMANAKA48 with NAKAMA 1 20:22.915 111.069
38 #46 Paul Williams* Kawasaki/DW Motorcycles / Phil Bevan TrackDays 2 20:23.125 111.050
39 #35 Steve Moody Honda/DILLIGAF Racing 1 20:23.686 110.999
40 #38 Emmett Burke Honda/Sunflame.co.uk 1 20:28.146 110.596
41 #60 Marc Colvin Kawasaki/James Fennel Micro Lodges 1 20:29.126 110.508
42 #47 Jason Brewster Suzuki/ 1 20:33.117 110.150
43 #84 Ian Gardner Kawasaki/UFLEET LTD 1 20:38.312 109.688
44 61 Erik Kjuus Aprilia/ 2 20:40.456 109.498
45 #81 James Robertson Yamaha/ 1 20:42.612 109.308
46 #57 Colin Croft Suzuki/John Redfern Racing 1 20:46.174 108.996
47 #43 Andy McPherson Triumph/ 1 20:54.226 108.296
48 #64 James Chawke Honda/Moira Racing 1 20:55.064 108.224
49 #80 Leon Murphy Suzuki/George Stewart 1 20:55.609 108.177
50 #88 Andreas Psychogyios Yamaha/PSYCHOGYIOS RACING TEAM 1 21:01.028 107.712
51 #69 Ross Orchard Yamaha/North Cornwall Motorcycles 1 21:03.618 107.491
52 #49 Robert Nelson Suzuki/R Nelson Roofing 1 21:05.695 107.315
53 #68 Jason Heritage Yamaha/J Heritage Ltd 1 21:12.239 106.763
54 89 Christian Slater Kawasaki/ 1 21:15.578 106.483
55 #63 Stephen Carmichael Kawasaki/ 1 21:17.583 106.316
56 #52 Iain Hill Honda/Hills Racing 1 21:22.379 105.919
57 #75 Richard Vuillermet* Kawasaki/ 1 21:35.420 104.852
58 87 Trevor Matthewson Suzuki/strangford holiday park 1 21:35.659 104.833
59 #59 Dan Beighton* Kawasaki/Virtual-UC 1 21:37.202 104.708
60 #73 Rob Mitchel-Hill Suzuki/Ranga Racing 1 21:39.668 104.510
61 #92 Stuart Bedford Suzuki/ 1 21:41.001 104.403
62 91 Sarah Boyes Yamaha/ 1 21:44.780 104.100
63 #70 Christopher Watson* Kawasaki/MV Utilities Ltd 2 22:22.367 101.185
64 79 Bob Farrington Ducati/ 2 22:40.349 99.848

Super Twins:

Andy Dudgeon underlined his status as one of the pre race favourites for Super Twins Manx GP honours, with an impressive lap speed of 112.856 mph, set yesterday in pretty much perfect conditions on the Mountain Course.

Spain’s Victor Lopez Santos competing under the Team Martimotos banner (111.684 mph) stepped up his pace to finish second fastest, whilst Jamie Hodson (111.517 mph), Andy Farrell (111.245 mph) and Dean Osborne (110.696 mph) all showed accomplished form.

Jonathan Perry (110.516 mph) was without a doubt one of the stand out competitors from practice, unofficially under the Newcomers B lap record, on his own teams ER6 Kawasaki.

Fellow newcomers Shirlaws Motorcycles backed Marc Ironside (110.076 mph) and Paul Van Der Heiden (109.926 mph) all impressed hugely, as did DP Coldplaning/TC Racing’s Rob Temple (110.19 mph) and Australia’s Royce Rowe (109.775 mph).

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

1 3 Andy Dudgeon Suzuki/CBG Contractors – Rob Brew Racing 2 20:03.548 112.856
2 37 Victor Lopez Santos Kawasaki/Team Martimotos 2 20:16.179 111.684
3 5 Jamie Hodson Kawasaki/CMS/SB Tuning 2 20:18.000 111.517
4 1 Andy Farrell Kawasaki/OLLIES PLACE 2 20:20.976 111.245
5 8 Dean Osborne Suzuki/Slick performance 1 20:27.040 110.696
6 #52 Jonathan Perry* Kawasaki/Jonathan Perry Racing JPR 2 20:29.038 110.516
7 35 Rob Temple Kawasaki/TC Racing/Kyle Racing 2 20:32.669 110.190
8 #47 Marc Ironside* Kawasaki/shirlaws 2 20:33.944 110.076
9 #33 Paul van der Heiden* Ducati/BJR Products 2 20:35.629 109.926
10 11 Royce Rowe Ducati/BJR Racing Products 1 20:37.327 109.775
11 21 Richard Charlton Kawasaki/michelin 1 20:37.600 109.751
12 24 Eddie Venn Kawasaki/TC Racing 2 20:45.344 109.069
13 29 James Chawke Kawasaki/Chawkie Racing 2 20:47.226 108.904
14 10 Barry Lee Evans Kawasaki/PAUL BLAND MOTORSPORT 1 20:50.915 108.583
15 38 Robert Whittall Suzuki/Moto-Design 1 20:54.900 108.238
16 9 Tom Robinson Suzuki/Robinson Racing 2 20:58.088 107.964
17 32 Stephen Nathan Kawasaki/NATHAN RACING 2 21:00.149 107.787
18 18 Rad Hughes Kawasaki/Royal Air Force 2 21:03.429 107.507
19 #27 Dave Butler* Kawasaki/Fingal Motor Club 1 21:06.404 107.255
20 28 Ian Gardner Kawasaki/UTILERGY 1 21:13.731 106.638
21 15 Jason Markham Suzuki/British Army Motorsports Association 1 21:33.054 105.044
22 50 Richard Saville Kawasaki/SOS Racing 1 21:51.506 103.566
23 26 Pete Murray VRS Kawasaki/Arizona Speed Engineering 2 21:53.163 103.436
24 42 Brian Appleton Suzuki/ 1 22:03.479 102.630
25 43 Robert Nelson Suzuki/R Nelson Roofing 2 22:08.610 102.233
26 #39 Stuart Hall* Suzuki/Killer5 Interior Design Stuidio 1 22:16.082 101.661
27 #49 Steven Horne* Kawasaki/Sinclair Bay Subsea 1 22:20.297 101.342
28 54 Ali Foster Kawasaki/Hazel Carroon 2 22:24.423 101.031
29 #23 Carsten Svendsen* Yamaha/Skulptur Stoberiet 1 22:27.558 100.796
30 41 Martin Harrison Kawasaki/ 2 22:35.000 100.242
31 48 Trevor Matthewson Kawasaki/strangford holiday park 2 22:37.926 100.026
32 53 Tommy Heaphy Suzuki/Ballyneal Stonemasons Ltd 2 22:56.963 98.643
33 51 Ian Soilleux Kawasaki/Soltech Racing 1 23:30.214 96.317
34 #36 Colin Bowles* Suzuki/MorrisonBHP.net 1 23:33.337 96.104
35 #30 Michael Brookes* Suzuki/smuk 1 23:55.336 94.632
36 #55 Bradley Robinson* Suzuki/ 2 23:58.412 94.429
37 58 Paul Williams Suzuki/Ace Motorcycles, Bude 1 24:00.494 94.293

Lightweight:

Nine times Sidecar TT winner Dan Sayle (107.576 mph) continues to set the Lightweight Manx GP pace, on the Falcon Racing Moto 3 Honda.

The gap though to his nearest challengers reduced immensely on Saturday, as Rikki McGovern (106.337 mph) piloting the David Simon Tuning backed RVF 400 Kawasaki, was just under 15 seconds off his illustrious counterparts lap speed.

James Caswell (103.819 mph), Lancelot Unissart (103.715 mph), Robert Smith (101.718 mph), Mike Carter (101.6 mph) and newcomer Dan Ingham (101.532 mph) all enjoyed a productive evening’s practice on the Mountain Course.

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Photo by Nick Wheeler

Same applied to Gavin Brown (101.32 mph) and the reigning Newcomers C Manx GP winner Elwyn Fryer who lapped at 101.195 mph.

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

1 60 Daniel Sayle /Falcon electrical 1 21:02.629 107.576
2 65 Rikki McGovern Honda/Caztech Developments 1 21:17.338 106.337
3 71 James Caswell Honda/Blackart Suspension / Castech Developments 1 21:48.310 103.819
4 61 Lancelot Unissart Honda/Pullen Racing/French Assault 2 21:49.626 103.715
5 70 Robert Smith Kawasaki/railway inn union mills 2 22:15.341 101.718
6 67 Mike Carter Honda/ 2 22:16.886 101.600
7 #79 Daniel Ingham* Honda/Digital Deadline 2 22:17.781 101.532
8 76 Gavin Brown Honda/Paul Black 1 22:20.589 101.320
9 68 Elwyn Fryer Kawasaki/Gray & Adams Ltd 2 22:22.236 101.195
10 78 Jason Lamb Honda/ 2 22:49.001 99.217
11 #87 Scott Miller* Kawasaki/Sands Hotel Orkney 1 22:55.306 98.762
12 74 Andrew Cowie Kawasaki/Neil Wood Painting 1 23:05.536 98.033
13 81 John Turner Kawasaki/ 2 23:06.419 97.970
14 75 Tom Snow Honda/ 1 23:09.947 97.722
15 73 Shelley Pike Honda/SPARK 2 23:10.784 97.663
16 82 Philip Munday Honda/Shropshire Electrical Maintenance Services LTD 2 23:24.429 96.714
17 86 Kevin Murphy Kawasaki/Irish Ago Racing 1 23:28.231 96.453
18 89 Sarah Boyes Honda/ 1 24:30.363 92.377
19 90 Yuri Barrigan Kawasaki/Irish Ago Racing 2 25:23.372 89.163

Words by Stevie Rial

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