Road Racing News

TT 2019: Tuesday Evening Solo Practice Round Up

Supersport:

Out of luck on 1000cc machinery, Peter Hickman enjoyed a much more productive time aboard the factory supported TROOPER Triumph, powering to the top of tonight’s Supersport times sheet.

Lapping from a standing start at just over the 122 mph mark, his ‘Flying Lap’ saw the outright Mountain Course lap record holder lap at 123.92 mph.

Over 16 seconds down on Hickman’s pace in finishing second quickest was Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston. The seven times International Road Race winner, widely tipped to contend for Monster Energy Supersport honours, registered a best lap speed of 122.05 mph.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Third quickest, under a tenth of a second behind Johnston was reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion Derek McGee (122.04), whilst John McGuinness (119.93) reaffirmed connection with Padgetts Racing, continues to gather momentum, with the 23 times TT winner finishing a very creditable fourth quickest.

Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Paul Jordan (118.88) scooped fifth place on the times sheet, as Davies Motorsport’s Dominic Herbertson (118.35), Michael Browne (118.29), Dan Cooper (118.93), PRF Racing’s Barry Evans (117.71), James Chawke (117.58) finalised the ten quickest competitors from this evening’s Supersport action.

Ray Casey (112.74) lead the newcomers challenge, whilst fellow Mountain Course debutants David Datzer, Jonathan Goetschy recorded respective best lap speeds of (106.89) and (106.59).

Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams emerged unscathed from an incident at Governors, Manx GP graduate Jason Corcoran sustained a neck injury after an incident at Glen Helen, whilst Emmett Burke was reported to have sustained a leg injury, having encountered trouble at the Gooseneck.

Road Racing News wishes both accomplished Mountain Course exponents, a very, very speedy recovery.

Tuesday evening Supersport practice results, are as follows:

1 Peter Hickman 123.92
2 Lee Johnston 122.05
3 Derek McGee 122.04
4 John McGuinness 119.93
5 Paul Jordan 118.88
6 Dominic Herbertson 118.35
7 Michael Browne 118.29
8 Dan Cooper 117.73
9 Barry Evans 117.71
10 James Chawke 117.58
11 Forest Dunn 117.51
12 Darren Cooper 117.48
13 Rob Hodson 117.38
14 Michael Sweeney 117.38
15 Tom Weeden 117.16
16 Michal Dokoupil 117
17 Jason Corcoran 116.97
18 Xavier Denis 116.74
19 Horst Saiger 116.65
20 Jim Hodson 115.81
21 Richard Charlton 115.52
22 Masayuki Yamanaka 114.78
23 Rob Whittall 114.70
24 Timothee Monot 114.06
25 Jonathan Perry 113.95
26 Mike Norbury 113.83
27 Dave Moffitt 113.60
28 Emmett Burke 113.45
29 Matt Mylchreest 113.22
30 Ray Casey 112.74
31 Morgan Govignon 112.57
32 Justin Collins 112.55
33 Sam Johnson 112.42
34 Miroslav Sloboda 112.31
35 Nicolas Pautet 111.95
36 Barry Furber 109.96
37 David Datzer 106.89
38 Jonathan Goetschy 106.59

Superstock:

Two times TT winner Dean Harrison lit up the Superstock class tonight on the fabled, mythical Mountain Course, showing a quite potent, relentless run of speed.

Piloting the stock spec Silicone Engineering ZX-10RR Kawasaki, Harrison’s best lap speed of 129.34 mph, proved more than enough to head the class times sheet.

Over 22 seconds quicker than nearest class challenger David Johnson (126.63), Bradford’s Harrison as at TT 2018, has quickly got into the groove this week, topping to date all four, 4 stroke class practice leader boards.

Outside of Harrison, Honda Racing’s Johnson, others to impress and some on stock machinery tonight included third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh fastest respectively, PreZ Racing’s Jamie Coward (126.39), PRL Racing’s Sam West (124.89), Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston (124.49), Stefano Bonetti (124.48) and Derek McGee (124.40).

Daley Mathison (124.09) heading WH Racing’s TT challenge, finished a very respectable ninth quickest, just behind class legend Michael Dunlop (124.11) whilst 10th fastest Peter Hickman (123.08), had a challenging session aboard the Smiths Racing BMW, that he took to opening Superstock spoils at the North West 200.

Rob Hodson (122.89) placed 11th quickest, as Rob Hodson (122.89), Derek Sheils (122.78), Michael Rutter (122.42), Davey Todd (122.19) and Paul Jordan (122.19) completed the top fifteen from Tuesday’s timed practice.

Tuesday evening Superstock practice results, are as follows:

1 Dean Harrison 129.34
2 David Johnson 126.63
3 Jamie Coward 126.39
4 Sam West 124.89
5 Lee Johnston 124.49
6 Stefano Bonetti 124.48
7 Derek McGee 124.40
8 Michael Dunlop 124.11
9 Daley Mathison 124.09
10 Peter Hickman 123.08
11 Rob Hodson 122.89
12 Derek Sheils 122.78
13 Michael Rutter 122.42
14 Davey Todd 122.19
15 Paul Jordan 122.19
16 David Jackson 121.78
17 Shaun Anderson 121.40
18 Michael Sweeney 121.34
19 James Hillier 121.11
20 Ryan Kneen 120.81
21 Dan Cooper 120.69
22 Dominic Herbertson 120.64
23 Michael Booth 120.08
24 Horst Saiger 120.08
25 Forest Dunn 120.07
26 Frank Gallagher 119.72
27 Mark Parrett 119.28
28 Barry Evans 119.18
29 Xavier Denis 119.03
30 Richard Charlton 118.90
31 Dave Hewson 118.86
32 Michael Russell 118.71
33 Jim Hodson 118.39
34 Julian Trummer 118.11
35 Rhys Hardisty 118
36 Gary Johnson 117.96
37 Marc Ironside 117.94
38 James Chawke 117.84
39 Richard Wilson 117.49
40 Joe Akroyd 117.20
41 Adrian Harrison 117.05
42 Josh Daley 116.80
43 George Spence 116.77
44 Paul Williams 116.76
45 Mark Goodings 116.29
46 Matt Stevenson 116.15
47 Thomas Maxwell 116.09
48 Davy Morgan 115.79
49 Barry Furber 115.68
50 Tom Weeden 115.47
51 Raul Torras Martinez 115.36
52 Anthony Redmond 114.91
53 Morgan Govignon 114.77
54 Lukas Maurer 114.50
55 Dean Osborne 113.86
56 Jonathan Perry 113.78

Words by Stevie Rial

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