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TT 2016 – Saturday Practice – Dean Harrison Sets Supersport Pace

Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison set the pace, in the opening supersport practice session of TT 2016.

Lapping at 124.218 mph, Dean has already laid a marker down tonight in an extremely close fought session, that he will be a contender for victories in the Monster Energy supersport races.


Photo by Louis Porter

11 times TT winner and for many pre race favourite Ian Hutchinson was second fastest, as he lapped at 124.156 mph on the Came BPT YZF R6 Yamaha.

Michael Dunlop 124.053 mph, third fastest, showcased his proven supersport pace, on his own teams YZF R6 Yamaha.

Fourth fastest John McGuinness, lead the Honda challenge, on Jackson Racing’s CBR 600 Honda.

Conor Cummins new to the Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles fold, impressed finishing fifth fastest as team mate Bruce Anstey, finalised the top six on the leader board.

Peter Hickman Trooper backed ZX6R Kawasaki, Steve Mercer, Gary Johnson on the Team T3 Racing 675 Daytona Triumph and James Hillier, all showed good form, in finishing seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth quickest.

Outside of the top ten, stand out performances included Jamie Coward 119.119 mph, Dan Hegarty 119.068 mph, Ivan Lintin 118.584 mph and Kamil Holan 118.220 mph.

TT 2016 – Saturday Practice – Supersport Results

1 Dean Harrison 124.218 mph
2 Ian Hutchinson 124.156 mph
3 Michael Dunlop 124.053 mph
4 John McGuinness 123.422 mph
5 Conor Cummins 123.345 mph
6 Bruce Anstey 122.653 mph
7 Peter Hickman 121.486 mph
8 Steve Mercer 121.473 mph
9 Gary Johnson 120.837 mph
10 James Hillier 119.474 mph
11 Jamie Coward 119.119 mph
12 Dan Hegarty 119.068 mph
13 Ivan Lintin 118.584 mph
14 Kamil Holan 118.220 mph
15 Horst Saiger 117.721 mph

Words by Stevie Rial

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