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TT 2017: Wednesday Practice Wrap Up

Supersport:

Despite only completing one timed lap, Lee Johnston’s lap speed of 122.16, was enough to elevate him to the top of the Supersport practice leader board.

New to the Padgetts Racing stable, General Lee is already looking a dark horse for race winning challenges in the Monster Energy Supersport races.

Whilst McAdoo Kawasaki’s James Cowton (118.294) second fastest, was in excellent form, the likes of Sam West (113.848), Matt Rees (112.484) and Joe Akroyd where all within the higher echelons of the time sheets.

As was Senior Manx GP winner Tom Weeden, clocking a lap speed in excess of 110 mph, on the Taylor Lindsey Racing CBR 600 Honda.

Adam McLean lead the newcomers brigade, whilst fellow TT debutant Paul Jordan, sealed a new personal best lap speed of 104.719 mph.

TT 2017 – Wednesday Practice – Supersport Results:

1 Lee Johnston 122.16
2 James Cowton 118.294
3 Sam West 113.848
4 Matt Rees 112.484
5 Joe Akroyd 111.12
6 Daley Mathison 110.459
7 Tom Weeden 110.218
8 Jamie Hodson 109.545
9 Eric Wilson 108.189
10 Timothee Monot 107.504
11 Julian Trummer 107.504
12 Ben Rea 107.385
13 Mark Purslow 107.026
14 Michael Russell 106.784
15 Adam McLean 106.17
16 Chris Petty 106.155
17 Joe Thompson 105.464
18 Julien Toniutti 105.396
19 Paul Jordan 104.719
20 Paul Smyth 104.351
21 Karl Foster 104.342
22 Masayuki Yamanaka 104.287
23 Callum Laidlaw 104.113
24 Dave Madsen Mygdal 104.022
25 Josh Daley 101.989
26 Michal Dokoupil 83.459

Superstock:

Dan Kneen edged out Peter Hickman, for the top spot in Superstock practice this evening, as the DTR Fuelled by Penz 13 BMW and Smiths Racing riders, cranked up the pace on the production machines.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Closely matched via lap speeds of 125.188 and 124.9, there was nothing in it between two riders, who at present have between them, four international road race victories.

Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Steve Mercer (123.98) and two times Lightweight TT champion Ivan Lintin (123.396) finished third and fourth quickest, Dan Cooper was close to clocking a 120 mph lap and Michael Sweeney (119.076) solid start to TT 2017 continues.

As already stated riders gained no more than 1 lap tonight in a practice session, which was originally first stopped following an incident involving Dave Sellers, who was ok following a tumble at the Gooseneck.

TT 2017 – Wednesday Practice – Superstock Results:

1 Dan Kneen 125.188
2 Peter Hickman 124.9
3 Steve Mercer 123.98
3 Ivan Lintin 123.396
4 Dan Cooper 119.881
5 Michael Sweeney 119.076
6 Derek Sheils 118.48
7 Brian McCormack 116.802
8 Dominic Herbertson 116.391
10 Andy Dudgeon 115.66
11 Stefano Bonetti 113.77
12 Shaun Anderson 112.91
13 Ryan Kneen 112.43
14 Kamil Holan 111.67
15 Danny Webb 111.58
16 Rob Hodson 111.5
17 Frank Gallagher 110.41
18 Mark Goodings 109.8
19 Richard McLoughlin 109.62
20 Davy Morgan 109.52
21 George Spence 108.77
22 Xavier Denis 108.26
23 Barry Furber 108.09
24 Jochem Van Den Hoek 107.29
25 Richard Wilson 106.27
26 Anthony Redmond 106.14
27 Dave Hewson 105.13
28 Bjorn Gunnarsson 104.8
29 Jim Hodson 104.57
30 Davey Lambert 104.48
31 Fabrice Miguet 104.28
32 Alex Polita 104.1
33 Forest Dunn 102.36
34 Mark Parrett 99.67
35 Ben Wylie 91.38
36 Daley Mathison 91.29
37 Sam West 90.64
38 Shaun Anderson 90.36
39 David Johnson 89.98
40 James Cowton 89.61

Words by Stevie Rial

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