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TT 2015 – The 130 Mph Barrier Is Broken

The 130 mph barrier went twice tonight in superbike practice at TT 2015.

Leading the way was Paul Bird Motorsport’s Ian Hutchinson who was in sensational form on the teams ZX10R Kawasaki lapping at 130.266 mph.

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Second fastest was Honda Racing’s John McGuinness who was the second rider to lap in the 130’s with lap speed of 130.030 mph.

Third quickest was Isle of Man TT lap record holder Bruce Anstey who surged to lap speed of 129.957 mph on Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

William Dunlop impressed lapping at 129.419 mph whilst Tyco BMW team mate Guy Martin was also on the pace setting more than creditable lap speed of 128.963 mph.

Penz 13.com Bathams by BMW Motorrad’s Michael Rutter 128.529 mph, Conor Cummins 128.136 both showed world class whilst one of the standout performers from practice was Jamie Hamilton.

Piloting the Burrows Engineering Racing GSX-R 1000 Suzuki the hammer hammered in superb lap of 127.752 mph, unofficially a huge personal best lap speed around the mountain course for Jamie.

Dean Harrison lead the Yamaha challenge on Mar Train Racing’s R1M Yamaha lapping at 127.120 mph whilst Dan Kneen proved that he will be in the mix for podium finish in superbike race following lap speed of 126.894 mph.

2013 Irish road race superbike champion Derek Sheils impressed lapping at 121.859 mph on BikeBitsNI Racing ZX10R Kawasaki.

Derek Mcgee was leading newcomer as he lapped in the 119 mph bracket as he continues to gel rapidly quick to the most famous road racing circuit in the world.

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