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TT 2018: Tuesday Solo Practice Wrap Up

Superstock:

The battle for tonight’s Superstock practice honours was firmly between Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison and Smiths Racing’s Peter Hickman.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Both looking in magnificent form, it was reigning Joey Dunlop Championship winner Hickman, courtesy of a flying lap of 130.619 mph who took the top spot on the time sheets, just in front of new unofficial Superbike TT lap record holder Harrison who lapped from a standing start at an impressive 130.553 mph.

Tyco BMW’s Dan Kneen (129.140) took third spot on the time sheets, whilst the SP2 Fireblade Honda mounted duo of official works Honda Racer Lee Johnston (128.288) and Padgetts Conor Cummins (128.154) were very closely matched in finishing fourth and fifth quickest.

James Hillier (128.110) showed his customary smooth, calm, methodical approach to Mountain Course competition in finishing sixth fastest, as Gulf BMW’s David Johnson (127.719), Wepol/Penz 13 BMW’s Jamie Coward (127.554), lead Suzuki runner Shaun Anderson (127.167) and Phil Crowe (125.564) finalised the top ten within the practice leader board.

Superstock practice results:

1 Peter Hickman 130.619
2 Dean Harrison 130.553
3 Dan Kneen 129.140
4 Lee Johnston 128.288
5 Conor Cummins 128.154
6 James Hillier 128.110
7 David Johnson 127.719
8 Jamie Coward 127.554
9 Shaun Anderson 127.167
10 Phil Crowe 125.564
11 Dan Cooper 125.265
12 Ian Hutchinson 125.196
13 Sam West 124.950
14 Dominic Herbertson 124.782
15 James Cowton 124.519
16 Martin Jessopp 124.360
17 Rob Hodson 124.252
18 Brian McCormack 123.586
19 Derek Sheils 123.313
20 Kamil Holan 123.215
21 Michael Sweeney 123.163
22 Stefano Bonetti 122.727
23 Steve Mercer 122.549
24 Ryan Kneen 121.972
25 Mark Parrett 121.771
26 Raul Torras 121.556
27 Tom Weeden 121.032
28 Barry Furber 120.587
29 Andy Dudgeon 120.577
30 Bjorn Gunnarsson 120.484
31 Marc Ironside 120.375
32 Darren Cooper 120.143
33 Frank Gallagher 120.096
34 Dave Hewson 119.781
35 Michael Booth 119.651
36 David Jackson 119.606
37 George Spence 119.506
38 Rhys Hardisty 119.412
39 Adrian Harrison 119.306
40 Adam Lyon 119.217
41 Fabrice Miguet 118.861
42 Paul Williams 118.446
43 Josh Daley 118.411
44 Ian Pattinson 118.265
45 Julien Toniutti 118.243
46 Richard Wilson 118.216
47 Barry Evans 118.152
48 Eric Wilson 117.309
49 Paul Jordan 117.056
50 Matt Mylchreest 116.921
51 Davy Morgan 116.673
52 Richard Charlton 115.774
53 AJ Venter 115.563
54 Mike Norbury 115.554
55 Dave Madsen Mygdal 114.616
56 Michal Dokoupil 112.239

Supersport:

Underlying the potential of his PTR prepared CBR 600RR Honda, Michael Dunlop (125.206) powered to the top of tonight’s Supersport practice time sheets.

Dunlop’s standing start lap speed of just over the 125 mph mark was enough to take the top spot in practice as Quattro Plant/JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s James Hillier (124.919), carrying on his impressive Supersport form from the North West 200, lead the challenge to Supersport TT lap record holder Dunlop.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Setting his fastest ever Supersport lap speed of 124.376 mph, a delighted Ivan Lintin finished third quickest in front of McAMS Yamaha’s Josh Brookes (123.718) who like twice Lightweight class champion Lintin, is a dark horse for standout results in next weeks Monster Energy Supersport races.

Lee Johnston (123.367) lead the three strong Padgetts challenge in finishing fifth quickest whilst Gary Johnson (122.741) aboard the RAF Regular & Reserves backed Triumph was just over two seconds pace wise in front of Jamie Coward (122.46) on the PreZ Racing Yamaha, to secure sixth on the time sheets.

Whilst places seven, eight, nine and ten on this evenings practice leader board went to respectively Mullingar’s Derek McGee (122.173), multi TT rostrum finisher Conor Cummins (122.034) and McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean (121.575).

We must mention as well the exploits again of leading newcomer Adam Lyon (121.537) who finished an excellent 12th quickest in front of the likes of Ian Hutchinson, Dan Cooper and Dan Kneen.

Supersport practice results:

1 Michael Dunlop 125.206
2 James Hillier 124.919
3 Ivan Lintin 124.376
4 Josh Brookes 123.718
5 Lee Johnston 123.367
6 Gary Johnson 122.741
7 Jamie Coward 122.460
8 Derek McGee 122.173
9 Conor Cummins 122.034
10 Adam McLean 121.575
11 Joe Thompson 121.566
12 Adam Lyon 121.537
13 Ian Hutchinson 121.265
14 Dan Cooper 121.122
15 Daley Mathison 120.869
16 Shaun Anderson 120.363
17 Dan Kneen 120.168
18 Paul Jordan 120.113
19 Sam West 119.956
20 Julian Trummer 119.543
21 Michael Evans 119.034
22 Michael Sweeney 118.679
23 Jim Hodson 118.403
24 Phil Crowe 118.066
25 Xavier Denis 117.788
26 Marc Ironside 117.685
27 Mark Parrett 117.245
28 Raul Torras 117.205
29 Barry Evans 117.047
30 Bjorn Gunnarsson 116.929
31 Tom Weeden 116.871
32 Nick Anderson 116.488
33 Jamie Williams 116.388
34 Craig Neve 116.375
35 Jonathan Perry 116.289
36 Ian Pattinson 115.917
37 Brian McCormack 115.830
38 Dave Hewson 115.701
39 Josh Daley 115.670
40 Michael Booth 115.474
41 Julien Toniutti 115.447
42 Adrian Harrison 115.443
43 Sam Johnson 115.244
44 Richard Wilson 115.227
45 Timothee Monot 114.961
46 Frank Gallagher 114.907
47 Michal Dokoupil 114.880
48 Rob Whittall 118.873
49 Eric Wilson 114.735
50 Mark Goodings 114.488
51 Glenn Harrison 114.341
52 Emmett Burke 114.013
53 Paul Williams 113.899
54 Justin Collins 113.818
55 Mike Norbury 113.412
56 Chris Petty 112.592
57 Masayuki Yamanaka 111.615

Lightweight:

Although he was below the coveted 120 mph mark, Bardney’s Ivan Lintin standing start lap speed of 119.191 mph on the Dafabet Devitt Racing Z650 Kawasaki was more than enough to propel him to the top of the Lightweight class time sheets.

Nearest pursuer to renowned Super Twins specialist Lintin was Italian TT hero Stefano Bonetti who’s lap speed of 118.848 mph was enough to outpace illustrious fellow S1-R Paton mounted racers Ian Lougher (116.417) and works SC Project team mate Michael Rutter (116.012).

Finishing in front of multi TT champions Lougher and Rutter on the time sheets was next gen rising star Adam McLean (116.984) who like sixth quickest Dan Cooper (115.565) is another racer more than capable of standing next Wednesday on the Bennetts Lightweight TT rostrum.

Concluding the ten quickest twin competitors this evening were former Super Twins Manx GP winner Rob Hodson (115.479), James Cowton (115.214), KMR Kawasaki’s Danny Webb (115.068) and Team ILR’s Joe Thompson (115.043).

Lightweight practice results:

1 Ivan Lintin 119.191
2 Stefano Bonetti 118.848
3 Adam McLean 116.984
4 Ian Lougher 116.417
5 Michael Rutter 116.012
6 Dan Cooper 115.565
7 Rob Hodson 115.479
8 James Cowton 115.214
9 Danny Webb 115.068
10 Joe Thompson 115.043
11 Julian Trummer 114.744
12 John Barton 114.252
13 Michael Evans 113.518
14 Michael Sweeney 112.976
15 Darren Cooper 111.706
16 Barry Furber 111.546
17 Xavier Denis 111.367
18 Jamie Williams 111.218
19 Jonathan Perry 111.210
20 Nick Anderson 111.055
21 Timothee Monot 110.950
22 Forest Dunn 110.928
23 Dave Moffitt 110.498
24 Rob Whittall 109.915
25 Jim Hodson 109.721
26 George Spence 108.496
27 Pete Murray 108.469
28 Dominic Herbertson 108.309
29 Lee Hembury 107.975
30 Ian Gardner 107.356
31 Wayne Axon 106.632
32 Mark Herbertson 106.415
33 Rad Hughes 106.113
34 Andy Dudgeon 103.629
35 Rikki McGovern 103.127
36 Maria Costello MBE 102.171
37 Justin Collins 98.071

Words by Stevie Rial

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