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Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Tuesday Newcomers Practice Report

This evening saw many of the Manx Grand Prix newcomers set series of highly creditable lap speeds, in only their third competitive laps of the world famous Mountain Course.

Newcomers who impressed included Newcomers A pace setter Michael Evans on his own teams GSX-R 600 Suzuki, lapping at 110.049 mph, good going for only his second unassisted lap of the TT course.

Fellow Isle of Man riders Brendan Fargher (109.127 mph) and Jamie Williams (107.485 mph) both impressed as did Spain’s Martimotos backed Raul Torras Martinez (105.775 mph).

Rising stars around Oliver’s Mount Wayne Humble (105.390 mph) and Callum Ward (105.118 mph) both lapped in excess of 105 mph, whilst added lap speeds well worth noting included Mark Foster (104.315 mph), Paul Williams (103.857 mph), Julian Trummer (102.560 mph) and Sean Montgomery (102.182 mph).

Established roads competitors James Hinchliffe (100.334 mph) and Thomas Maxwell (99.004 mph) are both steadily improving their pace.

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Photo by Nick Wheeler

Australia’s 650 Ducati mounted Paul Van Der Heiden became the second rider in the Newcomers B class to break the 100 mph average speed barrier, following lap speed of 100.940 mph.

Shirlaws Motorcycles backed Marc Ironside (99.942 mph) was just a whisker away from a 100 mph lap, same applied to Jonathan Perry (99.909 mph).

Dave Butler (96.097 mph), Stuart Hall (95.574 mph), Scott Miller (94.793 mph) and Steven Horne (92.341 mph) all showed solid pace, as they continue to gel more and more with the Mountain Course.

Manx Grand Prix – Tuesday Practice Session – Newcomers A Results:

1 7 Michael Evans* Suzuki/ 2 21:03.634 107.490
2 15 Brendan Fargher* Yamaha/Paul Smyth racing 2 21:12.588 106.734
3 19 Jamie Williams* Honda/Jaks bar and steak house 2 21:24.409 105.751
4 17 Mark Foster* Yamaha/R GOWER / PETER STACEY / HYDRO HOTEL 2 21:33.890 104.976
5 16 Wayne Humble* Yamaha/Michelin tyres 2 21:36.071 104.800
6 4 Raul Torras Martinez* Yamaha/ 2 21:42.004 104.322
7 3 Sean Montgomery* Kawasaki/Preston Power Steering 2 22:00.940 102.827
8 2 Callum Ward* Yamaha/ 2 22:08.510 102.241
9 20 Paul Williams* Kawasaki/DW Motorcycles / Phil Bevan TrackDays 2 22:17.392 101.562
10 21 Julian Trummer* Honda/ESS-Group 2 22:26.239 100.894
11 14 Kevin Barsby* Triumph/Martin bell car sales, Paul Dobson photography 2 22:44.558 99.540
12 10 Tommy Henry* Yamaha/NJT Racing 2 23:19.915 97.026
13 5 Thomas Maxwell* Yamaha/northern racing 2 23:29.347 96.377
14 30 Richard Vuillermet* Kawasaki/ 2 23:30.687 96.285
15 18 Andrew Cuthbert* Suzuki/CLYDE LEISURES 2 23:40.770 95.602
16 22 Dan Beighton* Kawasaki/Virtual-UC 2 23:47.470 95.153
17 25 David Combrinck* Kawasaki/Combrinck Aerospace Ltd. 2 23:48.323 95.096
18 12 Richard Duncan* Yamaha/C Forbes Flooring. 2 23:58.261 94.439
19 27 Shaun Wynne* Kawasaki/SMW RACING/TEAM POTCH 2 24:15.332 93.331
20 29 Austin Wren* Triumph/Lloyds Motor Club 2 24:35.678 92.044
21 23 Matt Moore* Yamaha/THE BRANDWAREHOUSE 2 25:00.474 90.523

Manx Grand Prix – Tuesday Practice Session – Newcomers B Results:

1 34 Paul van der Heiden* Ducati/BJR Products 1 22:25.630 100.940
2 39 Marc Ironside* Kawasaki/shirlaws 1 22:39.066 99.942
3 42 Jonathan Perry* Kawasaki/Jonathan Perry Racing JPR 1 22:39.514 99.909
4 32 Dave Butler* Kawasaki/Fingal Motor Club 1 23:33.448 96.097
5 37 Stuart Hall* Suzuki/Killer5 Interior Design Stuidio 1 23:41.183 95.574
6 36 Daniel Ingham* Honda/Digital Deadline 1 23:50.199 94.971
7 43 Scott Miller* Kawasaki/Sands Hotel Orkney 1 23:52.884 94.793
8 41 Steven Horne* Kawasaki/Sinclair Bay Subsea 1 24:30.941 92.341
9 33 Michael Brookes* Suzuki/smuk 1 25:16.371 89.574
10 40 Wayne Martin* Honda/Geoff Martin Racing / Shebdon Crane Hire 1 25:26.792 88.963
11 44 Bradley Robinson* Suzuki/ 1 25:40.544 88.169
12 31 Carsten Svendsen* Yamaha/Skulptur Stoberiet 1 25:50.939 87.578
13 35 Colin Bowles* Suzuki/MorrisonBHP.net 1 26:41.870 84.793

Words by Stevie Rial

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