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MONDAY EVENING PRACTICE
Mindless and Stupid
Last nights practice session was delayed by 20 minutes due to the antics of a mindless idiot. This person refused to leave the course and kept walking back and forth across the road. A police van was dispatched, entering the course at Quarterbridge on its way to Crosby. The person in question is now in police custody and faces 3 charges in Tuesday morning's court.
The paddock is building and so are the crowds.
Josh Brooks is captured doing his George Formby impersonation, sat on his bike. Dan Cooper is sat relaxing next to his bike.
Conditions, for the second practice session, were perfect after another glorious day on the Isle of Man.
The only issues would be the low lying sun and the amount of bugs and flies splattering screens and visors. Conrad Harrison said that the flies were so bad that he could hardly see.
Once underway the theaction was fast and furious; 249 solo laps were completed a combined mileage of 9,394. The sidecars completed 50 laps, 1886.5 miles
Tim Reeves sidecar
Fastest Superbike of the night was the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki of Dean Harrison with a lap of 131.38mph, one of three laps he completed at over 130mph. Second fastest was the Tyco BMW of Michael Dunlop 131.09mph followed by Peter Hickman, Smiths Racing BMW 129.00mph and manxman Dan Kneen, Tyco BMW 128.79mph. Ninth fastest was Ian Hutchinson, still recovering from injuries, with a lap of 125.84. Newcomer, Adam Lyon, broke the 120mph barrier with a lap of 120.19mph on his Team Lyon Racing Honda.
The Superstock leaderboard was headed by Peter Hickman, Smiths Racing BMW, with a lap of 130.22. He was followed by the Manx duo of Connor Cummins, padgettsmotocycles.com Honda, 129.58mph and Dan Kneen, Tyco BMW, 128.84mph.
John Holden /Lee Cain headed the sidecar leaderboard with a lap of 113.66mph on their Silicone Engineering / Barnes Racing Honda. Ben and Tom Birchall were second, IEG Honda, at 110.94mph and Dave Molyneux / Daniel Sayle third at 110.51 on their DMR/ A&J Racing Yamaha.
Their was one incident last night:
Sidecar crew 39: Thierry Laforest / Freddy Lebulez from France had an accident at Brandywell. Driver Laforest OK, passenger Lebulez taken by airmed to Nobles hospital with reported minor shoulder and possible leg fracture.
The paddock is building and so are the crowds. Josh Brooks is captured doing his George Formby impersonation, sat on his bike. Dan Cooper is sat relaxing next to his bike.