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Manx Grand Prix: Hind Continues To Set Pace, 11 Newcomers Past 100 Mph Lap Mark

Backing up the form he showed in the prior afternoon practice session, BTS/NLC Components supported James Hind continued to set the Junior/Senior class pace in this evening’s timed Manx GP action.

YZF R6 Yamaha mounted Hind, recorded another unofficial ‘Tommy Club’ lap speed, lapping at 120.02 mph, which gave him an advantage at the top of tonight’s Junior/Senior times sheet of 3.631 seconds over The Peoples Bike Team’s Stephen Parsons (119.64).

Photo by Mark Corlett

Chris Preston Racing’s Nathan Harrison like Parsons and Hind registered a huge new unofficial personal best lap speed, lapping at 119.21 mph.

Leading local Manx GP competitor Nathan Harrison, Photo by Mark Corlett

Others to show a potent turn of speed this evening included Lightweight class pace setters Dave Butler (112.72 mph), Francesco Curinga (112.37 mph) and reigning class Champion Andy Farrell (112.34 mph).

Just over four seconds covered Butler, Curinga and Farrell, showcasing the sheer competitiveness of the Super Twins dominated Lightweight MGP class.

It wasn’t all plain sailing though for Lightweight class competitors this evening with various racers forced into early retirements including VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars, Gary Vines and Royce Rowe.

Dan Ingham (103.90 mph) made it two successive Ultra Lightweight practice victories, with the challenge to the Melton Mowbray racer led by CSC Racing’s Alex Sinclair (102.90 mph).

Manx GP returnee, the RAF’s Rad Hughes (101.81 mph) also impressed in finishing third quickest, whilst additional notable performances arose from the likes of Lancelot Unissart (101.43 mph), lead 125/Moto 3 runner Tom Snow (101.26 mph) and Newcomers C pace setter Andrew Jackson (97.37 mph).

Newcomers B front runner Andrea Majola upped his previous personal best lap speed by 2 mph, registering a new PB lap speed of 105.43 mph.

Leading the challenge to S1-R Paton mounted Majola was Mark Kirby (101.09 mph) who joined a growing list of Mountain Course newcomers to nudge over the coveted, illustrious 100 mph lap mark.

Newcomers A class wise, the pace continued to be set by Martimotos Racing’s Pierre Yves Bian, who impressed many by lapping in excess of the 110 mph barrier, lapping at 110.18 mph.

As within the afternoon’s session, lead chaser to Yves Bian was Mike Mace (109.58 mph), whilst others to register new personal best lap speeds included Sheffield’s Lewis Bramwell (106.28 mph), Ben Wales (102.53 mph) and Russia’s first Manx GP exponent Danila Krasniuk (100.85 mph).

Practice results per class are as follows:

Lightweight:

1 Dave Butler 112.72
2 Francesco Curinga 112.37
3 Andy Farrell 112.34
4 Chris Moore 111.47
5 David McConnachy 108.57
6 Richard Stubbs 107.75
7 Dave Quine 107.55
8 Jamie Edwards 106.82
9 Gavin Brown 106.12
10 Renzo Van Der Donckt 105.01
11 Jack Fowler 104.86
12 Wayne Axon 104.60
13 Ray Maloney 104.29
14 Steven Horne 104.24
15 Paul Wardell 104.21
16 Marc Colvin 103.57
17 Garth Woods 102.91
18 Daniel Fernandez 102.79
19 Veronika Hankocyova 101.96
20 Steven Beale 101.35
21 Mike Minns 100.76
22 Adrian Morris 99.83
23 Martin Currams 96.36
24 John Bain 96.08
25 Bradley Robinson 89.30

Ultra Lightweight:

1 Dan Ingham 103.90
2 Alex Sinclair 102.90
3 Rad Hughes 101.81
4 Lancelot Unissart 101.43
5 Tom Snow 101.26
6 Lloyd Collins 99.38
7 Arnie Shelton 99.32
8 Leon Murphy 99.25
9 Andrew Cowie 98.27
10 Nigel Moore 97.73
11 Steve Price 97.66
12 David Murphy 97.07
13 Alan Johnston 96.79
14 Sarah Boyes 95.76
15 Shelley Pike 94.14
16 Derek Wilkie 93.94
17 David Glover 92.52
18 Mike Carter 91.77

Junior:

1 James Hind 120.02
2 Stephen Parsons 119.64
3 Nathan Harrison 119.21
4 Stephen Smith 118.01
5 Andrew Fisher 117.30
6 Andy Farrell 116.89
7 David McConnachy 116.47
8 Brad Vicars 116.44
9 Steven Procter 116.20
10 Dave Butler 116.01
11 Francesco Curinga 115.95
12 Ryan Maher 115.67
13 Arnie Shelton 113.60
14 Gaz Evans 112.56
15 Grant Gaskell 112.14
16 Richard Stubbs 112.11
17 Dennis Booth 111.88
18 Leon Murphy 111.60
19 Steven Horne 111.47
20 James Reveley 111.33
21 Kevin Barsby 111.12
22 Teddy Bresson 110.79
23 Stuart McCann 110.78
24 Colin Croft 110.60
25 Rodger Wibberley 110.08
26 Chris Sarbora 109.93
27 Daniel Fernandez 109.82
28 Lee Hembury 109.74
29 Nige Rea 109.59
30 Andrew Windsor 109.58

Senior:

1 James Hind 120.02
2 Stephen Parsons 119.64
3 Nathan Harrison 119.21
4 Stephen Smith 118.01
5 Damian Horan 117.68
6 Andrew Fisher 117.30
7 Andy Farrell 116.89
8 David McConnachy 116.47
9 Brad Vicars 116.44
10 Steven Procter 116.20
11 Dave Butler 116.01
12 Francesco Curinga 115.95
13 Dan Ingham 115.78
14 Ryan Maher 115.67
15 Arnie Shelton 113.60
16 Marc Colvin 113.37
17 Shaun Evans 112.82
18 Gaz Evans 112.56
19 Adrian Hartog 112.15
20 Grant Gaskell 112.14
21 Richard Stubbs 112.11
22 Dennis Booth 111.88
23 Leon Murphy 111.60
24 Steven Horne 111.47
25 James Reveley 111.33
26 Kevin Barsby 111.12
27 Teddy Bresson 110.79
28 Stuart McCann 110.78
29 Colin Croft 110.60
30 Rodger Wibberley 110.08

Newcomers A:

1 Pierre Yves Bian 110.18
2 Mike Mace 109.58
3 Lewis Bramwell 106.28
4 Mike Brew 104.20
5 Ben Wales 102.53
6 Victor Ortega 101.17
7 Danila Krasniuk 100.93
8 Chris Stuart 100.85
9 David Brook 100.76
10 Paul Marley 99.89
11 Liam Chawke 99.64
12 Krystian Paluch 99.51
13 Quentin Limousin 99.34
14 Ivo Ladde 96.72
15 Chris North 93.87

Newcomers B:

1 Andrea Majola 105.43
2 Mark Kirkby 101.09
3 Wayne Bourgeais 98.32
4 Robert Cairns 91.60
5 David Stiff 86.59

Newcomers C:

1 Andrew Jackson 97.37
2 Adrian Skaife 96.58
3 Pete Gibson 93.18
4 William Piquet 88.05

Words by Stevie Rial

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