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TT 2018: Thursday Practice – Superstock/Supersport Wrap Up

Superstock:

Nudging over the 129 mph mark, the fastest Australian TT racer in history David Johnson put the popular Gulf BMW team on top of tonight’s Superstock time sheets.

Adelaide’s Johnson lap speed of 129.202 mph set on his 2nd lap, aboard the striking blue, orange liveried stock Gulf BMW, placed him almost seven seconds clear of this evening’s Superbike pace setter Peter Hickman (128.381).

Photo by Jim Gibson

Like Hickman, Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison completed just one Superstock lap tonight, his lap speed of 128.246 mph was just enough to take him to third on the time sheets in front of 15 times TT winner Michael Dunlop (128.012).

Behind the all star pace setting trio of Johnson, Hickman, Harrison and Dunlop, you couldn’t but not be impressed with fifth fastest Shaun Anderson (126.990) who from a standing start on his teams GSX-R 1000 Suzuki lapped at almost over the 127 mph mark.

Honda Racing’s Ian Hutchinson (126.728) still chipping away with his race fitness plus confidence on his return to Mountain Course action finished a very creditable sixth quickest.

Concluding the top ten on the time sheets were Penz 13 BMW’s Jamie Coward (125.869), the ever improving Phil Crowe (125.772), Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Ivan Lintin (125.712) and WH Racing’s Dominic Herbertson (125.591).

Superstock Practice Results:

1 David Johnson 129.202
2 Peter Hickman 128.381
3 Dean Harrison 128.246
4 Michael Dunlop 128.012
5 Shaun Anderson 126.990
6 Ian Hutchinson 126.728
7 Jamie Coward 125.869
8 Phil Crowe 125.772
9 Ivan Lintin 125.712
10 Dominic Herbertson 125.591
11 Lee Johnston 124.776
12 James Hillier 124.774
13 Brian McCormack 124.573
14 Kamil Holan 124.571
15 Mark Parrett 124.530
16 James Cowton 124.519
17 Stefano Bonetti 124.444
18 Michael Sweeney 123.800
19 Rob Hodson 123.704
20 Derek Sheils 123.570
21 Darren Cooper 122.852
22 Frank Gallagher 122.745
23 Barry Evans 122.202
24 Michael Booth 121.810
25 Martin Jessopp 121.770
26 Gary Johnson 121.647
27 Andy Dudgeon 121.404
28 Marc Ironside 121.004
29 David Jackson 120.982
30 Daley Mathison 120.846
31 Dave Hewson 120.806
32 Paul Jordan 120.776
33 Raul Torras 120.775
34 Jim Hodson 120.654
35 Adam Lyon 120.455
36 Bjorn Gunnarsson 120.016
37 Fabrice Miguet 119.610
38 Julien Toniutti 119.508
39 Richard Wilson 119.445
40 Davy Morgan 119.363
41 Ian Pattinson 119.347
42 Adrian Harrison 119.267
43 Eric Wilson 119.263
44 Rhys Hardisty 119.098
45 George Spence 118.763
46 Mark Goodings 118.735
47 Barry Furber 118.314
48 Richard Charlton 118.299
49 Tom Weeden 118.213
50 AJ Venter 117.719
51 Paul Williams 117.594
52 Josh Daley 117.120
53 Matt Mylchreest 116.767
54 Mike Norbury 115.984
55 Dave Madsen Mygdal 115.646
56 Michal Dokoupil 114.958
57 Rob Whittall 113.495
58 Chris Petty 112.515

Supersport:

For the second time this week, Ivan Lintin headed the Supersport practice time sheets, following another productive evening of middleweight class action for the twice Lightweight TT champion.

Fastest by only 0.124 of a second over Jamie Coward (123.208) on the PreZ Racing Yamaha, Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Lintin like Hebden Bridge’s Coward is looking in a very good place ahead of Monday’s opening Monster Energy Supersport race.

Lee Johnston (123.023) lead the all star Padgetts challenge in finishing third quickest, whilst fourth fastest WH Racing’s Dominic Herbertson (122.758) impressed in outpacing McAMS Yamaha’s Josh Brookes (122.699) and fellow next gen roads talent Adam McLean (121.894).

PRL Worthington Racing’s Sam West (121.671) was seventh fastest, as Julian Trummer (120.720), Team ILR’s Joe Thompson (120.613) and twice Junior Manx GP winner Michael Sweeney (120.559) finished respectively eighth, ninth and tenth quickest.

Supersport Practice Results:

1 Ivan Lintin 123.222
2 Jamie Coward 123.208
3 Lee Johnston 123.023
4 Dominic Herbertson 122.758
5 Josh Brookes 122.699
6 Adam McLean 121.894
7 Sam West 121.671
8 Julian Trummer 120.720
9 Joe Thompson 120.613
10 Michael Sweeney 120.559
11 Adam Lyon 120.106
12 Andy Dudgeon 119.971
13 Tom Weeden 119.652
14 Michael Evans 119.626
15 Paul Jordan 119.457
16 Matt Rees 119.279
17 Mark Parrett 118.777
18 Ian Pattinson 118.708
19 Gary Johnson 118.575
20 Craig Neve 118.487
21 Xavier Denis 118.486
22 Jamie Williams 118.042
23 Daley Mathison 117.850
24 Jim Hodson 117.753
25 Richard Charlton 117.562
26 Nick Anderson 117.457
27 Jonathan Perry 117.439
28 Rob Hodson 117.329
29 Timothee Monot 117.026
30 Richard Wilson 116.877
31 Brian McCormack 116.875
32 Raul Torras 116.597
33 Darren Cooper 116.365
34 Glenn Harrison 115.752
35 Kamil Holan 115.326
36 Michal Dokoupil 115.199
37 Mike Norbury 114.997
38 Rhys Hardisty 114.368
39 Paul Williams 114.246
40 Masayuki Yamanaka 114.036
41 Rob Whittall 113.945
42 Davy Morgan 113.505
43 Emmett Burke 113.335
44 Justin Collins 112.869
45 Dean Harrison 101.905

Words by Stevie Rial

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