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Pre TT Classic: Friday Practice Wrap Up

Competitive action at the 2019 Blackford Financial Services Pre TT Classic Road Races, got underway in style this evening at Billown, with various competitors showing an impressive turn of pace, including PreZ Racing’s Jamie Coward.

Quickest in Post Classic Superbike timed practice, by nigh on three seconds, the twice TT Privateers Championship runner also looked in formidable form aboard the Binch Racing TZ 250 Yamaha, finishing closing in on six seconds quicker than nearest pursuer Barry Davidson, in topping the Post Classic Junior times sheet.

Outside of Hebden Bridge’s Coward, who also headed the Senior Classic steeds up to 850cc times sheet, others to excel tonight included ultra impressive Billown course debutant, second fastest in the Post Classic Superbikes category, Paul Jordan.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Jordan who’s maiden Pre TT Classic voyage, sees him link up with the hugely respected Mistral Racing outfit, like fellow event newcomers Julian Trummer (DP Coldplaning/TC Racing) and Andy Farrell (Steadplan Primus Racing), already looks at home on the fast, flowing, technical Billown course.

Renowned Classic racing specialist Alan Oversby (Davies Motorsport), finished quickest in Singles, Senior 500, Junior 350 timed practice sessions, whilst 250 Lightweight practice honours went the way of Carbutt Suzuki mounted Jeff Ward.

Top ten finishers per class, from the opening qualifying sessions, are as follows:

250/350 Singles:

1 Alan Oversby 3.03.073
2 Bob Owen 3.05.977
3 Will Loder 3.12.184
4 Dave Matravers 3.15.014
5 Meredydd Owen 3.17.046
6 Hefyn Owen 3.17.529
7 Bill Swallow 3.22.040
8 Vic Haskell 3.25.207
9 Brian Nichol 3.27.070
10 Jim Porter 3.30.984

Senior 500:

1 Alan Oversby 2.50.596
2 Jamie Coward 2.50.629
3 Dominic Herbertson 2.52.716
4 Mike Hose 2.54.940
5 Chris McGahan 2.55.974
6 Barry Davidson 2.57.000
7 Meredydd Owen 2.57.109
8 Will Loder 2.57.598
9 Bob Owen 2.59.219
10 Ben Rea 3.01.751

Post Classic Junior:

1 Jamie Coward 2.38.077
2 Barry Davidson 2.43.919
3 Gary Vines 2.44.855
4 Adrian Skaife 2.49.087
5 Stephen Ault 2.49.097
6 Tom Snow 2.50.062
7 James Ford 2.50.768
8 Dean Stimpson 2.51.641
9 Andy Sailor 2.52.827
10 Andrew Cowie J.P 2.58.955

250 Lightweight:

1 Jeff Ward 3.10.053
2 Mike Hose 3.13.244
3 Richard Ford 3.14.606
4 Barry Davidson 3.14.806
5 Brian Mateer 3.16.576
6 Bob Owen 3.18.520
7 Keith Shannon 3.18.931
8 Bob Dowty 3.20.726
9 Geoff Bates 3.27.367
10 Adrian Skaife 3.28.632

Post Classic Superbike:

1 Jamie Coward 2.29.544
2 Paul Jordan 2.32.519
3 Adrian Kershaw 2.34.118
4 Andy Sailor 2.42.182
5 Dennis Booth 2.42.323
6 Andy Farrell 2.42.504
7 Julian Trummer 2.43.104
8 Mike Hose 2.43.284
9 Allan Brodie 2.43.329
10 Ben Rea 2.45.957

Junior 350:

1 Alan Oversby 2.52.467
2 Dominic Herbertson 2.52.930
3 Jamie Coward 2.53.389
4 Hefyn Owen 2.56.253
5 Barry Davidson 2.59.120
6 Bob Owen 3.02.842
7 Steven Elliott 3.03.535
8 Mike Hose 3.03.740
9 Ben Rea 3.06.202
10 Will Loder 3.06.473

850cc:

1 Jamie Coward 2.48.503
2 Dominic Herbertson 2.51.396
3 Dean Stimpson 2.56.831
4 Mike Hose 2.58.295
5 Ed Manly 2.59.169
6 Richard Ford 2.59.289
7 Meredydd Owen 3.00.932
8 Alan Oversby 3.01.509
9 Barry Davidson 3.02.480
10 Alec Whitwell 3.02.513

Words by Stevie Rial

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