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TT 2016 – Wednesday Practice Wrap Up

Superstock:

Ian Hutchinson set a blistering pace, to finish fastest on the super stockers. Lapping at 130.745 mph on the stock Tyco BMW, Ian has showcased again tonight, why he is considered by many, the favourite for Royal London 360 Quantum superstock victory.

Off the back of his dazzling performance on the Hawk Racing S1000RR BMW, Michael Dunlop lapped at 128.850 mph, to finish third quickest on his own teams BMW, just behind fellow BMW Motorrad mounted rider Michael Rutter, 129.204 mph.

Dean Harrison lead the Kawasaki challenge lapping at 128.787 mph on the Silicone Engineering Racing ZX10R Kawasaki, Peter Hickman was next up with lap speed of 127.738 mph, James Hillier and Penz 13.com BMW’s Gary Johnson also lapped in excess of 127 mph.

Places eighth and ninth in practice where consolidated by Honda runners Conor Cummins and Steve Mercer, they where followed by Ivan Lintin, 23 times TT winner John McGuinness and RTR Motorcycles Racing’s Dan Hegarty.

Shirlaws Motorcycles backed Derek Sheils 124.176 mph, Horst Saiger 122.857 mph, Phil Crowe 121.319 and newcomers Forest Dunn and Seamus Elliott all impressed.

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Photo by Louis Porter

Superstock Results:

1 4 Ian Hutchinson BMW/Tyco BMW 2 17:18.878 130.745
2 9 Michael Rutter BMW/Bathams SMT Racing 2 17:31.265 129.204
3 6 Michael Dunlop BMW/MD Racing 2 17:34.154 128.850
4 12 Dean Harrison Kawasaki/Silicone Engineering 2 17:34.672 128.787
5 5 Peter Hickman Kawasaki/GBmoto Racing Kawasaki 1 17:43.329 127.738
6 3 James Hillier Kawasaki/Quattro Plant Muc-Off Kawasaki 2 17:46.353 127.376
7 7 Gary Johnson BMW/Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Motorsport 1 17:49.393 127.014
8 10 Conor Cummins Honda/Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles 2 17:49.788 126.967
9 19 Steve Mercer Honda/Jackson Racing 2 17:51.550 126.758
10 #20 Ivan Lintin Kawasaki/Devitt RC Express Racing 1 17:51.635 126.748
11 1 John McGuinness Honda/EMC / BET VICTOR 1 18:00.214 125.742
12 #25 Daniel Hegarty Kawasaki/RTR & JVC RACING 3 18:02.010 125.533
13 13 Lee Johnston BMW/East Coast Construction / Burdens 2 18:07.914 124.852
14 #26 Ryan Kneen Kawasaki/Charmer Builders Ltd 2 18:08.732 124.758
15 2 Bruce Anstey Honda/Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles 1 18:08.740 124.757
16 #24 Sam West BMW/Ice Valley / Four Anjels Racing 2 18:08.758 124.755
17 15 David Johnson BMW/Fleetwood Grab Services/4 Anjels 1 18:10.173 124.593
18 #44 Ben Wylie Bimota/Bimota 4 18:11.333 124.461
19 #22 Alan Bonner Kawasaki/devitt rc express kawasaki 3 18:12.532 124.324
20 50 Derek Sheils Kawasaki/Shirlaws Kawasaki 2 18:13.838 124.176
21 #37 Michael Sweeney Kawasaki/MJR Racing 2 18:13.879 124.171
22 8 William Dunlop Kawasaki/MSS Colchester Kawasaki / IC Racing 1 18:17.841 123.723
23 #43 Christopher Dixon Honda/Padgetts Motorcycles 2 18:18.874 123.607
24 #29 James Cowton BMW/Cowton racing by Radcliffes 1 18:24.911 122.931
25 31 Horst Saiger Kawasaki/Saiger-Racing.com 1 18:25.578 122.857
26 58 Philip Crowe BMW/Handtrans / Fleetwood Grab / Sheffpack 2 18:29.965 122.371
27 #36 Jamie Coward Honda/RJP Racing / Jamie Coward Racing 2 18:31.249 122.230
28 #30 Stefano Bonetti Kawasaki/Rock and Road Racing 1 18:33.937 121.935
29 #39 Ian Pattinson BMW/Weardale Racing Ltd 2 18:34.251 121.901
30 #47 Mark Parrett BMW/C & C Ltd IOM 2 18:34.810 121.840
31 #55 Michael Russell Honda/RAF Careers 3 18:35.161 121.801
32 18 Martin Jessopp BMW/Riders Motorcycles BMW 1 18:35.885 121.722
33 #81 Jim Hodson BMW/JGH Racing/CRUK 2 18:38.898 121.394
34 #40 John Ingram BMW/Pipe Werx BMW 4 18:40.188 121.255
35 #63 Dominic Herbertson BMW/WH racing 2 18:42.082 121.050
36 #41 Kamil Holan BMW/IVR BMW Motorrad CSEU 2 18:42.604 120.994
37 #49 Derek McGee BMW/NW Racing 2 18:42.879 120.964
38 38 Paul Shoesmith BMW/Ice Valley Four Anjels 2 18:43.522 120.895
39 #64 Danny Webb BMW/Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Motorsport. 2 18:45.461 120.687
40 #34 Davy Morgan Honda/Bumblebee Barn / Magic Bullet Motorsport 2 18:49.232 120.284
41 #67 David Hewson BMW/Obsession Engineering 2 18:50.134 120.188
42 #52 David Sellers Kawasaki/DSR Racing 2 18:51.567 120.035
43 #86 Hudson Kennaugh BMW/RST / Spoor-Tech 4 18:57.008 119.461
44 #57 Fabrice Miguet Kawasaki/ SRM61 3 18:57.060 119.455
45 #53 Andrew Soar Suzuki/Pete Stacey 2 18:57.619 119.397
46 #54 Steve Heneghan BMW/Reactive Parts 3 19:00.721 119.072
47 #56 AJ Venter Honda/Top Gun Racing 1 19:05.389 118.587
48 83 Marco Pagani BMW/Team Franciacorta Corse by TOP CARE 1 19:06.152 118.508
49 #59 Eric Wilson BMW/PRB Econoloft Racing 2 19:08.079 118.309
50 #85 Craig Neve Kawasaki/Callmac Flexi Hydraulic Racing 1 19:08.782 118.237
51 #77 Xavier Denis Kawasaki/Optimark Road Racing Team 2 19:11.035 118.005
52 #75 Anthony Redmond BMW/Green Ant Racing 2 19:11.085 118.000
53 17 Dan Stewart Honda/Wilcock Consulting 1 19:11.408 117.967
54 #84 Richard McLoughlin Kawasaki/ABTECH PRECISION / BRESLIN AUTOBODY 2 19:12.380 117.867
55 #69 Brandon Cretu Bimota/Bimota 3 19:13.258 117.778
56 #80 Julien Toniutti Yamaha/Optimark Road Racing Team 1 19:14.197 117.682
57 #60 David Madsen-Mygdal Honda/Team Gimbert Racing 3 19:14.451 117.656
58 #70 Mark Goodings Kawasaki/Team York Suzuki / PMH Promotions 2 19:18.885 117.206
59 #33 Robert Barber Yamaha/The Validation Centre 1 19:18.920 117.202
60 #82 Matthew Rees Kawasaki/Phil Morris Racing/GT Superbikes 4 19:19.014 117.193
61 #78 Alan Connor Suzuki/Huws/Connor Racing 3 19:23.867 116.704
62 #88 Jochem van den Hoek Kawasaki/Performance Racing Achterhoek 4 19:25.917 116.499
63 #61 George Spence Honda/Dod Spence Racing 3 19:26.673 116.423
64 #87 Forest Dunn Kawasaki/Forest Dunn Racing 4 19:52.413 113.910
65 #90 Alessandro Polita BMW/Penz 13 Racing 3 19:52.999 113.854
66 #89 Mike Booth Kawasaki/Danny Tomlinson Racing 4 19:54.471 113.714
67 #93 Seamus Elliott Kawasaki/ThePeoplesBike.com 2 19:54.864 113.677
68 #92 Andre Pires Suzuki/AP Racing / Incortcar 4 20:15.402 111.756
69 #76 Ben Rea Honda/VRS Racing 1 20:30.616 110.374

Supersport:

It was East Coast Racing’s Lee Johnston, who finished top of the supersport time sheets, lapping close to the 124 mph mark, with lap speed of 123.397 mph.

Reigning Czech super twins roads champion Michal Dokoupil was firmly on the pace, finishing second quickest, on the Motopoint backed YZF R6 Yamaha.

Gary Johnson, Team T3 Racing 675 Daytona Triumph was next up at 121.360 mph, followed by Jamie Coward 120.738 mph, Ivan Lintin 120.629 mph, Colin Stephenson 120.620 mph.

Dan Hegarty was the only other rider to lap in excess of 120 mph whilst Robert Wilson, Martin Jessopp and Bjorn Gunnarsson all showed good form, in taking top ten placing’s on the practice leader board.

Supersport Results:

1 13 Lee Johnston Triumph/East Coast Construction / Burdens 1 18:20.742 123.397
2 29 Michal Dokoupil Yamaha/Motopoint Indi Racing Team 4 18:37.609 121.534
3 7 Gary Johnson Triumph/Team T3 Racing 1 18:39.218 121.360
4 21 Jamie Coward Kawasaki/RJP Racing / Jamie Coward Racing 1 18:44.986 120.738
5 20 Ivan Lintin Kawasaki/Devitt RC Express Racing 1 18:45.995 120.629
6 19 James Cowton Honda/Cowton racing by Radcliffes 2 18:46.005 120.628
7 36 Colin Stephenson Yamaha/VRS Racing 3 18:46.085 120.620
8 22 Daniel Hegarty Kawasaki/RTR & MM Racing 1 18:50.108 120.190
9 30 Robert Wilson Yamaha/Stoddart Racing Oban 4 18:54.005 119.777
10 18 Martin Jessopp Triumph/Riders Motorcycles 2 18:54.093 119.768
11 40 Bjorn Gunnarsson Honda/DP Coldplaning/TC Racing 2 18:54.778 119.696
12 35 Michael Sweeney Yamaha/Tracblast 2 18:55.535 119.616
13 11 Cameron Donald Honda/Wilson Craig Racing 1 18:56.894 119.473
14 39 Christopher Dixon Yamaha/Dixie Racing 1 19:03.516 118.781
15 26 Ian Pattinson Yamaha/AMAP University of Sunderland 1 19:08.111 118.306
16 44 David Sellers Triumph/DSR Racing 1 19:08.458 118.270
17 64 Dominic Herbertson Kawasaki/WH racing 2 19:15.022 117.598
18 42 Jim Hodson Yamaha/Al Gibbon 2 19:15.979 117.500
19 49 Rob Hodson PRF Suzuki/PRF Racing 1 19:18.035 117.292
20 66 Alexander Pickett Kawasaki/Alex Pickett Racing 2 19:18.380 117.257
21 85 Craig Neve Honda/Ferncroft Environmental 2 19:19.525 117.141
22 47 Mark Parrett Yamaha/Mark Parrett Electrical/Vixen Racing 2 19:22.161 116.875
23 46 Kamil Holan Yamaha/Kaiser Servis 1 19:24.614 116.629
24 38 Simon Fulton Kawasaki/KPC Construction / FVS VW Audi 2 19:26.869 116.404
25 63 Daley Mathison Suzuki/Hol-Taj Suzuki 1 19:28.613 116.230
26 76 Andrew Soar Suzuki/Pete Stacey 2 19:32.498 115.845
27 73 Adrian Harrison Honda/PRS Racing & Town Garage 4 19:34.213 115.676
28 62 Paul Smyth Yamaha/Paul Smyth Racing 1 19:36.610 115.440
29 90 Morgan Govignon Honda/Optimark Road Racing Team 3 19:42.320 114.883
30 84 Barry Furber Suzuki/Vauxhall/Greenhous/Moto-Design 3 19:43.187 114.798
31 81 Julien Toniutti Yamaha/Optimark Road Racing Team 2 19:44.966 114.626
32 71 Xavier Denis Honda/Optimark Road Racing Team 2 19:46.127 114.514
33 41 Davy Morgan Yamaha/Magic Bullet Motorsport 1 19:51.306 114.016
34 80 Gavin Lupton Honda/Top Gun Racing 1 19:55.033 113.660
35 79 Ben Rea Suzuki/Rea-Racing 2 19:55.900 113.578
36 68 Anthony Redmond Triumph/KPC 1 19:59.682 113.220
37 82 Chris Petty Yamaha/AEGIS Audit & Assessment Ltd 2 20:03.667 112.845
38 94 Tim Sayers Kawasaki/KS Perfromance 4 20:08.943 112.353
39 95 Olaf Romijn Kawasaki/ROMOTOR RACING 4 20:12.103 112.060
40 88 Josh Daley Kawasaki/Josh Daley Racing 3 20:16.401 111.664
41 61 Karl Foster Kawasaki/Robert Gower 2 20:27.856 110.622
42 86 Mark Goodings Kawasaki/Team York Suzuki / PMH Promotions 1 20:28.941 110.524
43 92 Darren James Yamaha/Trev Deeley Motorcycles, Arai Helmets, 2UNR Underwear, Proj 2 20:42.353 109.331

Sidecar:

John Holden/Andrew Winkle finished on top in a close fought sidecar practice session.

The duo piloting Silicone Engineering Racing/Barnes Racing Honda powered outfit, lapped at 113.955 mph to finish quickest as Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance 113.735 mph and the Birchall’s Ben and Tom 113.514 mph, where also both in great form.

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Photo by Mark Corlett

Ian Bell/Carl Bell where next up, lapping at 112.240 mph, they where followed by the rapidly improving Alan Founds/Aki Aalto 111.300, then it was Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley 110.434 mph.

Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers 109.812 mph, Conrad Harrison now partnered by Jason Crowe 109.002 mph, Gary Bryan/Jamie Winn 108.907 mph and Dan Knight/Stephane Hubert 108.879 mph, all enjoyed a productive evening’s practice.

Leading newcomers where Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney 104.014 mph.

Sidecar Results:

1 3 John Holden / Andrew Winkle LCR/Silicone Engineering/Barnes Racing 2 19:51.942 113.955
2 4 Tim Reeves / Patrick Farrance DMR/F13K Cancer / Klaffi Honda 2 19:54.250 113.735
3 2 Ben Birchall / Tom Birchall LCR/IEG racing 2 19:56.572 113.514
4 6 Ian Bell / Carl Bell LCR/Ian Bell Motorcycles 2 20:10.162 112.240
5 7 Alan Founds / Aki Aalto LCR/Trustland/Marshall 1 20:20.378 111.300
6 35 Peter Founds / Jevan Walmsley Suzuki/Trustland Construction 2 20:29.949 110.434
7 11 Wayne Lockey / Mark Sayers Ireson Honda/Real Racing 2 20:36.913 109.812
8 5 Conrad Harrison / Jason Crowe Honda/Printing Roller Services 1 20:46.105 109.002
9 8 Gary Bryan / Jamie Winn Baker/GBM UK / Drury Engineering / Bass Tyres 1 20:47.198 108.907
10 33 Dan Knight / Stephane Hubert Suzuki/Green Ant Racing 2 20:47.517 108.879
11 22 Gregory Lambert / Kenny Cole Honda/GLR Sidecars/Golden Fleece York 1 21:00.563 107.752
12 20 Michael Grabmuller / Manfred Wechselberger Yamaha/Delta-Racing-Team/Polizeisportverein Wels 2 21:01.798 107.646
13 13 Darren Hope / Paul Bumfrey Honda/Ablec/Bar Logo 2 21:11.474 106.827
14 12 Matt Dix / Shaun Parker baker/ 1 21:13.048 106.695
15 19 John Saunders / Frank Claeys Shelbourne/Stapletons Tyre Services 2 21:14.460 106.577
16 28 Mike Roscher / Ben Hughes Suzuki/Roscher Racing by Penz13.com 2 21:23.603 105.818
17 26 Dwight Beare / Benjamin Binns LCR/Clive Coates Racing 1 21:26.386 105.589
18 16 Tony Baker / Fiona Baker Milligan Suzuki/CUMBRIA EXPRESS 1 21:31.251 105.191
19 24 Howard Baker / Mike Killingsworth Shelbourne Honda/BK Racing 1 21:34.729 104.908
20 29 Pete Alton / Keith Brotherton Yamaha/OTC Dyno Centre 3 21:34.884 104.896
21 25 Estelle Leblond / Freddy Lelubez SGR/Racingside 1 21:34.984 104.888
22 18 Roy Hanks / Kevin Perry Molyneux Rose TB/Dorwingear Ltd 1 21:36.387 104.774
23 59 Lewis Blackstock / Patrick Rosney Suzuki/Dave Holden Racing 1 21:45.859 104.014
24 37 Terry O Reilly / Aidan Browne Honda/Hi Level Cleaning/Wogan Race Performance 2 21:49.777 103.703
25 41 Kenny Howles / Dave Mahon Ireson/Clive Price Racing 1 22:01.272 102.801
26 15 Steve Ramsden / Matty Ramsden LCR/Ramsden Racing 1 22:10.846 102.061
27 30 Andy King / William Moralee Other/The Bell on the Common 1 22:13.076 101.891
28 61 Mick Alton* / Chrissie Clancy LCR Suzuki/J & C Contracting 2 22:18.041 101.513
29 34 Francois Leblond / Bruno Picquoin Shelbourne Suzuki/ 1 22:25.406 100.957
30 42 Dave Quirk / Robert Lunt Ireson/The Strand Shopping Centre, Douglas 1 22:34.975 100.244
31 17 Gordon Shand / Philip Hyde SHAND F2/Kevin Ashworth Machined Timber 1 22:42.576 99.685
32 43 Craig Melvin / Stuart Christian Suzuki/Artisan Real Estate Investors Ltd 1 22:44.338 99.556
33 39 Lionel Mansuy / Melanie Farnier Windle/BERNER 2 22:45.142 99.497
34 32 Brian Kelly / Jason O’Connor Yamaha/Brian Kelly Autos 1 23:01.303 98.333
35 63 Peter Essaff* / Jeff Gillard MRE/ 2 23:04.589 98.100
36 54 James Noble / Shaun Chandler MR Equip/Hipperholme Tyres 2 23:07.255 97.911
37 38 Peter Nuttall / Neil Wheatley Ireson/ 1 23:07.943 97.863
38 55 Douglas Chandler / Julie Canipa Honda/Devereaus Manx Kippers 2 23:09.357 97.763
39 40 Claude Montagnier / Max Vasseur Kawasaki/CDL Racing Team 1 23:17.956 97.162
40 62 Thierry Laforest / Francky Fouet Bellas-Honda/TEAM les TROIS ROUES 2 23:20.966 96.953
41 60 Simon Gilbert / Marc Maier Yamaha r6/SMR Haulage 1 23:27.871 96.478
42 23 Mike Cookson / Alun Thomas Honda/Cookson Travel Ltd 1 23:51.057 94.914
43 50 Deborah Barron / Dicky Gale Kawasaki/Team Oscar Racing 2 23:51.195 94.905
44 53 Kevin Thornton / Dave Dean Suzuki/Thornton Racing 2 23:54.250 94.703
45 52 Wally Saunders / Bob Dowty Suzuki/THE STOP SHOP 1 24:31.382 92.313
46 56 John Chandler / Karl Schofield Honda/ 1 26:09.549 86.540

Words by Stevie Rial

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