Friday Practice + Report, Pics & Results
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Friday Practice + Report, Pics & Results
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Friday 2nd June

Qualifying takes place between 1820hrs - 2050hrs.

Revised Schedule

18:20 - 19:10 - Superbike, Superstock, Supersport, Newcomers (Except Lightweight)

19:10 - 19:35 - Supersport, Lightweight Newcomers (All Solo Classes)

19:45 - 20:40 - Sidecars

20:40 - 20:50 - TT Zero

Weather Projection
Issued on Friday, 02 June 2017 at 8:45am by Ronaldsway Met Office

Some patchy light rain and drizzle is possible at first this morning and it will be cloudy and dull with hill fog in places, 
however by mid-morning the rain will clear away leaving the rest of the day dry with bright and sunny intervals developing into the afternoon. 
Pleasantly warm in the sunshine and light south-westerly breeze with highs of 17 or 18°C.

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RE: Friday Practice
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View at 10:00hrs at The Bungalow

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View at 17:00 at The Bungalow

Looking good for a full session tonight.

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18:24: - Friday Practice is GO

  • Hutchy and Peter Hickman lead them down Glencrutchery tonight
  • Bruce clocks a 192.8 at Sulby on the opening lap, Hickman (On a stocker), and Jessop both clock 190's
  • Davo Johnson retires at Barregarrow
  • Hutchy retired at Governors, he is ok. 
  • Hickman does a 128 on his opening lap.
  • Bruce clocks a 193.4 at Sulby on the 2nd Lap
  • Dan Kneen stopped on 1st Lap at Quarterbridge. He has managed to get going again.
  • Bruce quickest so far tonight with a lap of 129.212 (17:31:199), M. Dunlop with a 128.576 & Peter Hickman with a 128.028 (Stocker)
  • Josh Brookes stopped at Ballaugh
  • Hutchy does a 129.535 Lap on the Stocker
  • Dean Harison does a 124.3 in the Supersport, with M Dunlop & Hutchy both doing 123+ Laps
  • Steafno Bonetti does a 115 on the Paton in the Lightweight
  • Frank Gallagher was off at the Gooseneck but is ok. 
  • Steve Mercer off at the 11th milestone and has been taken by air med to hospital with minor injuries
  • Moly & Dan + Tim Reeves & Mark Wilkes both do 114+ Laps

  • Bruce clocked at 153.2 mph on the Mugen at Sulby
  • James Cowton & Guy both clocked at 149+ mph
  • Dean Harrison retires at Hanleys on the Sarolea
  • Bruce does a 109.5mph Lap  and Guy does a 108.4mph Lap on the Mugens.

So that's it for tonight folks
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Bonetti puts Paton on top of the Lightweight board and Harrison pips Dunlop in Supersport qualifier while ‘Moly’ continues to dominate sidecar qualifying

Conditions were finally perfect for qualifying at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, and Ian Hutchinson and Bruce Anstey set the pace with both averaging laps of over 129mph.

Hutchinson’s lap of 129.535mph came on his Superstock BMW after stopping at Governor’s Bridge on his opening lap on the Superbike with Anstey posting a time of 129.212mph on the RC213-VS Honda.

Hutchinson was first to leave the line at 6.23pm alongside Peter Hickman on the Smiths Racing Superstock BMW.  Gary Johnson and James Hillier, Steve Mercer and Lee Johnston and Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop quickly followed the opening pair down Glencrutchery Road.

Kneen was reported to have stopped at Quarter Bridge but he was soon back out on his Superstock mount while the Norton pairing of David Johnson and Josh Brookes were out of luck, retiring at the Bottom of Barregarrow and Ballaugh respectively.

Hickman was first to complete a lap with 128.028mph but Hutchinson had stopped at Governor’s. Johnson and Hillier had no such problems, and both were above the 127mph mark. Dunlop was quickest on the lap though with an opening lap of 128.576mph with Hillier, Conor Cummins, Michael Rutter, Dean Harrison and Bruce Anstey also over 127mph.

On the second lap Hickman was slightly slower at 127.63mph but Anstey had upped the pace considerably to 129.212mph, which made him the evening’s quickest Superbike. Mercer and Rutter were over 125mph but further back on the road, Hutchinson was getting back in the groove and sure enough a lap of 129.535mph not only made him the fastest Superstock machine but also the fastest on the night.

Kneen’s good week in the Superstock class continued with a lap of 127.23mph but this was upstaged on the third lap by Rutter and Harrison who lapped at 128.588mph and 128.477mph respectively to go second and third in the Superstock class behind Hutchinson.

Meanwhile, the newcomers were also making good progress with Adam McLean putting in a superb lap at 119.06mph. Paul Jordan jumped up to 114.88mph with Joey Thompson on 112.91mph.

Just after 7.10pm, the 1000cc machines were short lapped and the course became the sole domain of the Supersport and Lightweight machines.  Hutchinson set the initial pace on the McAMS Yamaha at 123.19mph but this was bettered by Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki with a speed of 123.323mph.

However, towards the end of the session, Michael Dunlop just edged out Harrison with a speed of 123.325mph but the Bradford rider wasn’t to be outdone and a 124.35mph lap sent him to the top of the leaderboard. Hillier slotted into fourth at 122.93 with Hickman, Cummins, Jamie Coward, William Dunlop, Anstey and Kneen also above 121mph.

In the Lightweight class, Italian Stefano Bonetti set the fastest lap of the week to date with a speed of 115.69mph on the Paton with Rutter, also on a Paton, on 114.28mph. Hickman on the KMR/IEG Kawasaki, was second with a lap of 114.86mph from Dan Cooper (114.79) and Lee Johnston (114.73).

Steve Mercer was reported to have had an accident at the 11th milestone and was taken by airmed to Nobles with what were initially described as minor injuries while Frank Gallagher suffered broken teeth at the Gooseneck and was taken back to the paddock in a course car.

After a short delay due to the incidents in the solo’s session, the Formula Two Sidecars were back out on the Mountain Course at 8.10pm with Ben and Tom Birchall leading the field away only to retire at Crosby.

That gave Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle a clear road and their opening lap of 113.001mph was just over 1mph quicker than Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes on 111.999mph. Karl Bennett/Maxime Vasseur (109.51), Alan Founds/Jake Lowther (109.04), Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney (107.95) and Estelle Leblond/Melanie Farnier (106.59).

Second time around and the leading duo both upped their pace but Molyneux/Sayle held onto the top spot with the fastest lap of the week at 114.74mph. Reeves/Wilkes weren’t too far behind though and improved to 114.35mph, the fastest ever lap by a newcomer passenger albeit unofficially.  John Holden/Lee Cain got a clear run on their second lap with a speed of 112.085mph putting them third quickest.

Some of the TT Zero machines opted for an early look at the track at the end of the evening and the Mugen pair of Anstey (109.520) and Martin (108.413) were predictably quickest although there was a notable performance by Adam Child in completing the first production electric bike lap (74.786) on the Energica machine.

Following the loss of earlier sessions during the week, tomorrow’s schedule is now a full dedicated day of qualifying with the RST Superbike now scheduled for Sunday 4th June, the first race of TT 2017:

RESULTS For Friday

Lightweight  - Fast Laps  - All Laps
Superbike  - Fast Laps  - All Laps
Supersport  - Fast Laps  - All Laps
Superstock  - Fast Laps  - All Laps
Sidecar  - Fast Laps  - All Laps
TT Zero  - Fast Laps

Fastet Laps ALL Sessions

Lightweight  - Fastest Laps

Sidecar  - Fastest Laps
Superbike  - Fastest Laps
Supersport  - Fastest Laps
Superstock  - Fastest Laps

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Michael Rutter
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