Road Racing News

TT 2016 – Friday Practice Wrap Up

Superstock:

Spectators, pure road racing fans witnessed tonight a moment of sporting history, as Ian Hutchinson unofficially broke the existing TT lap record.

Piloting the superstock Tyco BMW, Hutchy lapped at an astonishing 132.803 mph! a simply stunning lap from the 11 times TT winner.

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Photo by Mark Corlett

Six years ago when he sustained a career threatening leg injury at Silverstone, no one could have predicted the quite remarkable comeback from the pure road racing legend.

Without a doubt in my opinion, he’s riding better now than his five wins in a week at TT 2010, what will race week bring for the Tyco BMW rider, another five in a week?

Second fastest in tonight’s quite momentous superstock practice session, was Michael Dunlop, lapping at 131.879 mph on his own teams S1000RR BMW.

Michael on his flying lap on the stocker, was on course for a while for a 133 mph lap, before encountering traffic.

Behind the flying BMW Motorrad duo of Hutchinson and Dunlop, was Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison 128.947 mph, he was followed by Lee Johnston 128.607 mph, John McGuinness 128.092 mph, Peter Hickman 127.972 mph.

Horst Saiger 126.730 produced a huge personal best lap whilst Phil Crowe recorded a highly notable lap speed of 122.391 mph, also impressing was Marco Pagani 122.792 mph, Ben Wylie 124.882 mph BB3 Bimota, John Ingram 124.816 mph and Shaun Anderson 124.368 mph.

Jochem Van Den Hoek of Performance Racing Achterhoek, once again finished the leading newcomer, nearing the 120 mph mark, lapping at 121.060 mph.

Superstock Results:

1 4 Ian Hutchinson BMW/Tyco BMW 2 17:02.781 132.803
2 6 Michael Dunlop BMW/MD Racing 1 17:09.946 131.879
3 12 Dean Harrison Kawasaki/Silicone Engineering 1 17:33.363 128.947
4 13 Lee Johnston BMW/East Coast Construction / Burdens 1 17:36.151 128.607
5 3 James Hillier Kawasaki/Quattro Plant Muc-Off Kawasaki 2 17:40.043 128.134
6 1 John McGuinness Honda/EMC / BET VICTOR 1 17:40.392 128.092
7 5 Peter Hickman Kawasaki/GBmoto Racing Kawasaki 3 17:41.380 127.973
8 31 Horst Saiger Kawasaki/Saiger-Racing.com 3 17:51.794 126.730
9 #25 Daniel Hegarty Kawasaki/RTR & JVC RACING 1 17:56.204 126.210
10 7 Gary Johnson BMW/Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Motorsport 1 17:57.787 126.025
11 15 David Johnson BMW/Fleetwood Grab Services/4 Anjels 1 17:58.024 125.997
12 #20 Ivan Lintin Kawasaki/Devitt RC Express Racing 1 17:59.032 125.879
13 #29 James Cowton BMW/Cowton racing by Radcliffes 1 18:06.388 125.027
14 #44 Ben Wylie Bimota/Bimota 3 18:07.655 124.882
15 8 William Dunlop Kawasaki/MSS Colchester Kawasaki / IC Racing 1 18:07.939 124.849
16 #40 John Ingram BMW/Pipe Werx BMW 2 18:08.224 124.816
17 #37 Michael Sweeney Kawasaki/MJR Racing 2 18:10.252 124.584
18 #36 Jamie Coward Honda/RJP Racing / Jamie Coward Racing 1 18:10.835 124.517
19 #26 Ryan Kneen Kawasaki/Charmer Builders Ltd 1 18:13.454 124.219
20 #49 Derek McGee BMW/NW Racing 2 18:23.760 123.059
21 83 Marco Pagani BMW/Team Franciacorta Corse by TOP CARE 2 18:26.160 122.792
22 #43 Christopher Dixon Honda/Padgetts Motorcycles 2 18:26.534 122.751
23 #63 Dominic Herbertson BMW/WH racing 2 18:27.866 122.603
24 #30 Stefano Bonetti Kawasaki/Rock and Road Racing 1 18:28.187 122.568
25 #41 Kamil Holan BMW/IVR BMW Motorrad CSEU 2 18:28.220 122.564
26 #47 Mark Parrett BMW/C & C Ltd IOM 2 18:29.166 122.460
27 58 Philip Crowe BMW/Handtrans / Fleetwood Grab / Sheffpack 1 18:29.787 122.391
28 #81 Jim Hodson BMW/JGH Racing/CRUK 2 18:30.797 122.280
29 #52 David Sellers Kawasaki/DSR Racing 1 18:34.146 121.912
30 #33 Robert Barber Yamaha/The Validation Centre 2 18:34.360 121.889
31 #86 Hudson Kennaugh BMW/RST / Spoor-Tech 1 18:35.304 121.786
32 #85 Craig Neve Kawasaki/Callmac Flexi Hydraulic Racing 4 18:38.842 121.401
33 #67 David Hewson BMW/Obsession Engineering 2 18:39.422 121.338
34 #64 Danny Webb BMW/Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Motorsport. 1 18:39.597 121.319
35 #54 Steve Heneghan BMW/Reactive Parts 2 18:39.649 121.313
36 #88 Jochem van den Hoek Kawasaki/Performance Racing Achterhoek 2 18:41.986 121.060
37 #82 Matthew Rees Kawasaki/Phil Morris Racing/GT Superbikes 3 18:48.881 120.321
38 #77 Xavier Denis Kawasaki/Optimark Road Racing Team 2 18:49.281 120.278
39 #55 Michael Russell Honda/RAF Careers 1 18:49.734 120.230
40 #22 Alan Bonner Kawasaki/devitt rc express kawasaki 2 18:50.513 120.147
41 #34 Davy Morgan Honda/Bumblebee Barn / Magic Bullet Motorsport 1 18:54.061 119.771
42 #80 Julien Toniutti Yamaha/Optimark Road Racing Team 1 18:54.237 119.753
43 #69 Brandon Cretu Bimota/Bimota 2 19:00.079 119.139
44 #84 Richard McLoughlin Kawasaki/ABTECH PRECISION / BRESLIN AUTOBODY 4 19:02.013 118.937
45 32 Mark Miller EBR/Splitlath EBR 1 19:02.683 118.868
46 #93 Seamus Elliott Kawasaki/ThePeoplesBike.com 2 19:03.826 118.749
47 #75 Anthony Redmond BMW/Green Ant Racing 1 19:04.732 118.655
48 #56 AJ Venter Honda/Top Gun Racing 1 19:07.415 118.377
49 #78 Alan Connor Suzuki/Huws/Connor Racing 2 19:07.711 118.347
50 #53 Andrew Soar Suzuki/Pete Stacey 1 19:08.860 118.229
51 #90 Alessandro Polita BMW/Penz 13 Racing 3 19:11.525 117.955
52 #61 George Spence Honda/Dod Spence Racing 1 19:12.692 117.835
53 #59 Eric Wilson BMW/PRB Econoloft Racing 2 19:13.283 117.775
54 #89 Mike Booth Kawasaki/Danny Tomlinson Racing 2 19:23.289 116.762
55 #76 Ben Rea Honda/VRS Racing 3 19:41.138 114.998
56 #60 David Madsen-Mygdal Honda/Team Gimbert Racing 1 19:45.916 114.534
57 #87 Forest Dunn Kawasaki/Forest Dunn Racing 3 19:48.374 114.297
58 #92 Andre Pires Suzuki/AP Racing / Incortcar 2 19:53.404 113.816
59 #24 Sam West BMW/Ice Valley / Four Anjels Racing 1 01:43:36.549 21.849

Supersport:

Competition on the supersport 600’s heated up tonight at TT 2016, as Dean Harrison lapped at 126.249 mph on the Silicone Engineering Racing ZX6R Kawasaki, to well and truly lay a marker down ahead of the Monster Energy supersport races.

Conor Cummins gelling quickly with the Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles CBR 600 Honda, finished second quickest, with lap speed of 124.353 mph.

John McGuinness, Jackson Racing CBR 600 Honda, was next up lapping at 123.863 mph, following the 23 times TT winner was Peter Hickman 123.402 mph, on the Trooper backed ZX6R Kawasaki.

William Dunlop on his own teams YZF R6 Yamaha, lead the Yamaha challenge, Dan Hegarty 122.305 mph and Derek McGee 121.856 both impressed hugely.

Colin Stephenson 121.22 mph, Michal Dokoupil 121.053 mph, James Cowton 120.972 mph, completed the top ten in practice.

Whilst Sweden’s Bjorn Gunnarsson 120.794 mph, Robert Wilson 120.523 mph, Ian Pattinson 119.480 mph and Dan Cooper battling the pain barrier 119.404 mph, all enjoyed a productive practice session.

Supersport Results:

1 12 Dean Harrison Kawasaki/Silicone Engineering 1 17:55.877 126.249
2 10 Conor Cummins Honda/Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles 2 18:12.274 124.353
3 1 John McGuinness Honda/Honda/Jackson Racing 1 18:16.598 123.863
4 5 Peter Hickman Kawasaki/Trooper Beer Kawasaki 2 18:20.696 123.402
5 8 William Dunlop Yamaha/IC Racing / Caffrey International 1 18:23.218 123.120
6 22 Daniel Hegarty Kawasaki/RTR & MM Racing 2 18:30.571 122.305
7 24 Derek McGee Yamaha/McGee/Doyne Racing 2 18:34.664 121.856
8 36 Colin Stephenson Yamaha/VRS Racing 3 18:40.442 121.227
9 29 Michal Dokoupil Yamaha/Motopoint Indi Racing Team 2 18:42.058 121.053
10 19 James Cowton Honda/Cowton racing by Radcliffes 1 18:42.802 120.972
11 3 James Hillier Kawasaki/Quattro Plant Muc-Off Kawasaki 1 18:43.289 120.920
12 40 Bjorn Gunnarsson Honda/DP Coldplaning/TC Racing 2 18:44.463 120.794
13 9 Michael Rutter Kawasaki/SMT Bathams Racing 1 18:44.485 120.791
14 30 Robert Wilson Yamaha/Stoddart Racing Oban 3 18:46.985 120.523
15 7 Gary Johnson Triumph/Team T3 Racing 1 18:48.977 120.311
16 26 Ian Pattinson Yamaha/AMAP University of Sunderland 2 18:56.827 119.480
17 16 Daniel Cooper Triumph/DAN COOPER RACING/SB TUNING 2 18:57.546 119.404
18 20 Ivan Lintin Kawasaki/Devitt RC Express Racing 1 18:58.832 119.270
19 18 Martin Jessopp Triumph/Riders Motorcycles 1 19:01.541 118.987
20 63 Daley Mathison Suzuki/Hol-Taj Suzuki 1 19:03.757 118.756
21 42 Jim Hodson Yamaha/Al Gibbon 2 19:04.572 118.671
22 47 Mark Parrett Yamaha/Mark Parrett Electrical/Vixen Racing 1 19:04.726 118.655
23 70 Brian McCormack Honda/J-Tec / VTL 1 19:08.696 118.245
24 64 Dominic Herbertson Kawasaki/WH racing 1 19:11.661 117.941
25 46 Kamil Holan Yamaha/Kaiser Servis 2 19:12.484 117.857
26 44 David Sellers Triumph/DSR Racing 1 19:13.790 117.723
27 73 Adrian Harrison Honda/PRS Racing & Town Garage 3 19:22.477 116.844
28 50 Joseph Newbould Kawasaki/JNR Racing 1 19:24.986 116.592
29 59 Paul Shoesmith Honda/Ice Valley Four Anjels 2 19:25.832 116.507
30 38 Simon Fulton Kawasaki/KPC Construction / FVS VW Audi 3 19:25.963 116.494
31 84 Barry Furber Suzuki/Vauxhall/Greenhous/Moto-Design 2 19:27.015 116.389
32 76 Andrew Soar Suzuki/Pete Stacey 1 19:27.937 116.297
33 80 Gavin Lupton Honda/Top Gun Racing 2 19:28.686 116.223
34 53 AJ Venter Honda/Top Gun Racing 2 19:29.599 116.132
35 27 Sam West Kawasaki/Ice Valley / Four Anjels Racing 1 19:30.274 116.065
36 57 David Hewson Kawasaki/Carrot Cycles Shorai, Lincoln 1 19:33.127 115.783
37 61 Karl Foster Kawasaki/Robert Gower 2 19:34.300 115.667
38 62 Paul Smyth Yamaha/Paul Smyth Racing 2 19:36.308 115.470
39 86 Mark Goodings Kawasaki/Team York Suzuki / PMH Promotions 2 19:39.883 115.120
40 43 Hudson Kennaugh Triumph/RST / Spoor-Tech 1 19:40.553 115.055
41 67 Eric Wilson Honda/PRB Econoloft Racing 2 19:44.681 114.654
42 72 Timothee Monot Honda/TMR 1 19:44.879 114.634
43 90 Morgan Govignon Honda/Optimark Road Racing Team 3 19:48.453 114.290
44 95 Olaf Romijn Kawasaki/ROMOTOR RACING 4 19:55.431 113.623
45 68 Anthony Redmond Triumph/KPC 2 19:56.322 113.538
46 82 Chris Petty Yamaha/AEGIS Audit & Assessment Ltd 2 19:57.206 113.454
47 71 Xavier Denis Honda/Optimark Road Racing Team 2 19:59.006 113.284
48 88 Josh Daley Kawasaki/Josh Daley Racing 4 19:59.256 113.260
49 93 Mike Booth Honda/Danny Tomlinson Racing 2 20:00.020 113.188
50 94 Tim Sayers Kawasaki/KS Perfromance 2 20:09.882 112.265
51 92 Darren James Yamaha/Trev Deeley Motorcycles, Arai Helmets, 2UNR Underwear, Proj 2 20:18.274 111.492
52 89 David Madsen-Mygdal Yamaha/RJP Racing 1 20:30.149 110.416

Sidecar:

John Holden/Andrew Winkle became the first sidecar duo at TT 2016, to lap in excess of 115 mph.

Lapping at 115.349 mph in the Silicone Engineering Racing/Barnes Racing Honda powered outfit, the experienced pairing where in great form.

Same notion applies to the Birchall brothers Ben and Tom, who lapped at 114.657 mph in the IEG (International Energy Group) backed outfit. It’s fair to say it’s been a tricky practice week at times for the three time TT winners.

With the opening Sure sidecar race, set to get under way tomorrow, they are gradually beginning to showcase the form that took them to successive victories at TT 2015.

Ian Bell/Carl Bell 113.206 mph, further underlined there status as potential podium finishers, the Yokohama treaded duo, are quietly confident of a stand out result or two.

Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle 112.915 mph, fourth fastest, will start for many tomorrow, the pre race favourites, but in my opinion it’s going to be a tough ask for the all star Manx duo, to stand on the top step of the podium.

Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley 112.184 mph are dark horses for podium finishes, same applies to Alan Founds/Aki Aalto 110.209 mph.

Matt Dix/Shaun Parker 109.506 mph, Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers 108.531 mph, Carl Cox Motorsport’s Colin Buckley/Robbie Shorter and Gordon Shand/Phil Hyde 107.091 mph, all go into race week in good form.

Sidecar Results:

1 3 John Holden / Andrew Winkle LCR/Silicone Engineering/Barnes Racing 1 19:37.535 115.349
2 2 Ben Birchall / Tom Birchall LCR/IEG racing 1 19:44.649 114.657
3 6 Ian Bell / Carl Bell LCR/Ian Bell Motorcycles 1 19:59.834 113.206
4 1 Dave Molyneux / Dan Sayle Honda/DMR/A&J RACING 1 20:02.922 112.915
5 35 Peter Founds / Jevan Walmsley Suzuki/Trustland Construction 2 20:10.761 112.184
6 7 Alan Founds / Aki Aalto LCR/Trustland/Marshall 1 20:32.455 110.209
7 12 Matt Dix / Shaun Parker baker/ 1 20:40.373 109.506
8 8 Gary Bryan / Jamie Winn Baker/GBM UK / Drury Eng / Bass Tyres 1 20:42.550 109.314
9 11 Wayne Lockey / Mark Sayers Ireson Honda/Real Racing 1 20:51.516 108.531
10 21 Colin Buckley / Robbie Shorter Suzuki/Carl Cox Motorsport 2 21:03.408 107.509
11 17 Gordon Shand / Philip Hyde SHAND F2/Kevin Ashworth Machined Timber 2 21:08.343 107.091
12 16 Tony Baker / Fiona Baker Milligan Suzuki/CUMBRIA EXPRESS 1 21:12.146 106.771
13 24 Howard Baker / Mike Killingsworth Shelbourne Honda/BK Racing 1 21:14.702 106.557
14 13 Darren Hope / Paul Bumfrey Honda/Ablec/Bar Logo 2 21:16.709 106.389
15 9 Karl Bennett / Lee Cain Suzuki/BENNETT RACING 1 21:18.198 106.265
16 59 Lewis Blackstock / Patrick Rosney Suzuki/Dave Holden Racing 1 21:31.171 105.198
17 25 Estelle Leblond / Freddy Lelubez SGR/Racingside 1 21:34.168 104.954
18 29 Pete Alton / Keith Brotherton Yamaha/OTC Dyno Centre 1 22:01.324 102.797
19 37 Terry O Reilly / Aidan Browne Honda/Hi Level Cleaning/Wogan Race Performance 1 22:03.129 102.657
20 28 Mike Roscher / Ben Hughes Suzuki/Roscher Racing by Penz13.com 2 22:05.860 102.445
21 61 Mick Alton* / Chrissie Clancy LCR Suzuki/J & C Contracting 1 22:06.126 102.425
22 34 Francois Leblond / Bruno Picquoin Shelbourne Suzuki/ 1 22:13.626 101.849
23 32 Brian Kelly / Jason O’Connor Yamaha/Brian Kelly Autos 1 22:37.574 100.052
24 4 Tim Reeves / Patrick Farrance DMR/F13K Cancer / Klaffi Honda 1 22:37.661 100.046
25 43 Craig Melvin / Stuart Christian Suzuki/Artisan Real Estate Investors Ltd 1 22:43.777 99.597
26 63 Peter Essaff* / Jeff Gillard MRE/Latest Developments Inc. 1 22:51.158 99.061
27 38 Peter Nuttall / Neil Wheatley Ireson/ 1 22:51.182 99.059
28 60 Simon Gilbert / Marc Maier Yamaha r6/SMR Haulage 1 22:58.149 98.558
29 54 James Noble / Shaun Chandler MR Equip/Hipperholme Tyres 1 23:06.351 97.975
30 33 Dan Knight / Stephane Hubert Suzuki/Green Ant Racing 1 23:08.577 97.818
31 44 Roy Tansley / Darren Prestins MR Equipe/Proshift.com / Mike Austin Racing 1 23:09.128 97.779
32 47 Nigel Smith / Chris McGahan Honda/ 1 23:12.048 97.574
33 53 Kevin Thornton / Dave Dean Suzuki/Thornton Racing 1 23:13.703 97.458
34 55 Douglas Chandler / Julie Canipa Honda/Devereaus Manx Kippers 1 23:19.303 97.068
35 62 Thierry Laforest / Francky Fouet Bellas-Honda/TEAM les TROIS ROUES 1 23:33.878 96.068
36 50 Deborah Barron / Dicky Gale Kawasaki/Team Oscar Racing 1 23:35.900 95.931
37 58 Alistair Hawkins / Ben McBride shellbourne/G.Killough Contracts 1 23:46.327 95.229
38 20 Michael Grabmuller / Manfred Wechselberger Yamaha/Delta-Racing-Team/Polizeisportverein Wels 1 25:09.697 89.970
39 56 John Chandler / Karl Schofield Honda/ 1 25:22.254 89.228
40 22 Gregory Lambert / Kenny Cole Honda/GLR Sidecars/Golden Fleece York 1 57:05.701 39.650

Words by Stevie Rial

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