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Southern 100: Monday Night Practice Wrap Up

Supersport:

Alongside topping the Superbike practice time sheets, Bradford’s Dean Harrison also reigned supreme in Supersport practice, showcasing again his top draw ability on 600 machinery.

Monster Energy Supersport TT race 2 winner Harrison, lap time of 2 minutes 21.561 seconds, gave him an advantage at the helm of the time sheets of just over 0.7 of a second, as McAdoo Kawasaki’s James Cowton (2.22.263) lead the challenge to his fellow Yorkshireman.

Cowton’s McAdoo team mate Adam McLean (2.22.575) was third quickest, whilst Senior Manx GP champion Michael Evans (2.22.800) quietly under the radar impressed in finishing an excellent fourth fastest.

Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Ivan Lintin (2.23.674), ultra impressive event newcomer Davey Todd (2.26.069) finished respectively fifth and sixth quickest, as Team ILR’s Joe Thompson (2.26.404), Dean Osborne (2.26.677), Jonathan Perry (2.27.253) and The Peoples Bike Team’s Stephen Parsons (2.27.826) concluded the top ten in practice.

Practice results are as follows:

1 Dean Harrison 2.21.561
2 James Cowton 2.22.263
3 Adam McLean 2.22.575
4 Michael Evans 2.22.800
5 Ivan Lintin 2.23.674
6 Davey Todd 2.26.069
7 Joe Thompson 2.26.404
8 Dean Osborne 2.26.677
9 Jonathan Perry 2.27.253
10 Stephen Parsons 2.27.826
11 Ryan Kneen 2.27.924
12 Mark Parrett 2.28.593
13 Rob Hodson 2.28.786
14 Rhys Hardisty 2.29.620
15 Brendan Fargher 2.29.870
16 Adrian Kershaw 2.30.165
17 Davy Morgan 2.30.908
18 Adrian Harrison 2.30.662
19 Tim Poole 2.31.000
20 Nathan Harrison 2.31.298

Super Twins:

Piloting for the first time since his retirement from race lead of the Bennetts Lightweight TT, the Dafabet Devitt Racing Kawasaki, Ivan Lintin reminded us all of his 650 prowess by heading last evening’s Super Twins practice session by nigh on the 1.5 second mark.

Lintin (2.26.800) who was the only rider to dip under the 2 minutes 28 second mark, nearest pursuers in practice were fellow twin maestros James Cowton (2.28.651), Adam McLean (2.29.978) and S1-R Paton mounted Joe Thompson (2.30.498).

Fifth, sixth fastest respectively Rob Hodson (2.30.860) and Jonathan Perry (2.32.443) whilst maybe not considered to some contenders for class rostrum finishes, cannot be discounted from mixing it with the anticipated front runners.

Same applies to seventh quickest and leading Billown newcomer Davey Todd (2.35.249). Concluding the ten quickest 650 competitors from Monday evening were JHS Racing’s Dave Moffitt (2.36.703), Rhys Hardisty (2.37.307) and Stephen McKnight (2.37.659).

Practice results are as follows:

1 Ivan Lintin 2.26.800
2 James Cowton 2.28.651
3 Adam McLean 2.29.978
4 Joe Thompson 2.30.498
5 Rob Hodson 2.30.860
6 Jonathan Perry 2.32.443
7 Davey Todd 2.35.249
8 Dave Moffitt 2.36.703
9 Rhys Hardisty 2.37.307
10 Stephen McKnight 2.37.659
11 Dave Quine 2.39.530
12 Barry Furber 2.39.562
13 Paul Gartland 2.41.014
14 Gavin Brown 2.43.127
15 Peter Boast 2.44.119
16 Daniel Capper 2.45.849
17 Jack Fowler 2.46.468
18 Jamie Edwards 2.47.658
19 James Field 2.48.063
20 Leon Murphy 2.49.031

125/400:

Jumping the top of the combined 125/400 practice time sheets from Monday evening was Manchester’s Adrian Kershaw. Billown course specialist Kershaw (2.42.743), nearest challenger in practice was reigning Irish road race 400 champion Paul Gartland (2.43.314).

Oliver’s Mount stalwart Mick Goodings (2.44.626) finished third quickest, whilst the 125/Moto 3 challenge was lead by Sidecar TT legend Dan Sayle (2.48.070) aboard the Falcon Racing Honda.

The ultra experienced Vic Allan (2.48.533) banked fifth on the time sheets, Rad Hughes (2.49.833) finished a more than creditable sixth quickest as Andy Sailor (2.51.014) also showed good form in finishing seventh fastest.

Finalising the ten fastest class competitors from last night were great racing all rounder Peter Boast (2.51.639), Steven Moody (2.51.931) and Tom Snow (2.52.591).

Practice results are as follows:

1 Adrian Kershaw 2.42.743
2 Paul Gartland 2.43.314
3 Mick Goodings 2.44.626
4 Dan Sayle 2.48.070
5 Vic Allan 2.48.533
6 Rad Hughes 2.49.833
7 Andy Sailor 2.51.014
8 Peter Boast 2.51.639
9 Steven Moody 2.51.931
10 Tom Snow 2.52.591
11 Adrian Skaife 2.56.763
12 Neil Pearson 2.57.335
13 Pete Gibson 2.57.651
14 Mark Bamford 3.02.495
15 Dave Woolams 3.05.832
16 Neil Lloyd 3.07.315
17 Kevin Murphy 3.09.210
18 Yvonne Montgomery 3.09.576
19 Mick Moreton 3.13.395
20 Peter McKillop 3.25.989

Sidecars:

Carrying on from were they left off last year, Silicone Engineering Racing’s John Holden/Lee Cain (2.34.166) surged to the top of Monday evening’s Sidecar practice time sheets.

Holden/Cain anticipated leading challengers in the battle for 2018 Sidecar championship honours, Carl Cox Motorsport’s Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes with a time of 2 minutes 35.601 seconds, finished second quickest.

Photo by Jim Gibson

It’s fair to say though for many the most impressive performance from last evening was that of third quickest, Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney (2.41.886), who despite being Billown newcomers already look like seasoned veterans of one of pure road racing’s most famous courses.

Former TT winners Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle (2.42.343) were fourth fastest, as another two of the high profile Southern 100 debutants Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley, Alan Founds/Jake Lowther (2.44.753) banked fifth and sixth on the time sheets.

Behind the Founds brothers, placing’s seventh and eighth in practice went respectively to experienced crews Wayne Lockey/Kenny Cole (2.45.082) and Karl Bennett/Maxime Vasseur (2.45.891).

Wrapping up the ten quickest Sidecar teams from a high quality opening evening of three wheeling action, were Darren Hope/Lenny Bumfrey (2.46.675) and Greg Lambert/Julie Canipa (2.47.533).

Practice results are as follows:

1 John Holden/Lee Cain 2.34.166
2 Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes 2.35.601
3 Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney 2.41.886
4 Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle 2.42.343
5 Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley 2.43.201
6 Alan Founds/Jake Lowther 2.44.753
7 Wayne Lockey/Kenny Cole 2.45.082
8 Karl Bennett/Maxime Vasseur 2.45.891
9 Darren Hope/Lenny Bumfrey 2.46.675
10 Greg Lambert/Julie Canipa 2.47.533
11 Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie 2.48.270
12 Estelle Leblond/Melanie Farnier 2.51.955
13 John Chandler/Doug Chandler 3.06.414
14 Alan Warner/Ian Tennant 3.09.455
15 Nigel Smith/Chris McGahan 3.11.494
16 Maria Costello MBE/Sarah Stokoe 3.14.764
17 Paul Riley/Jason O’Connor 3.18.959
18 Dave Quirk/Karl Schofield 3.20.823
19 Graham Hodgson/Phil Gravel 3.21.011
20 John Lowther/Nigel Lowther 3.21.144

Words by Stevie Rial

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