Pre TT Classic - Friday Evening Practice

Conditions for the start of the Pre TT Classic Practice were dry but overcast, as the evening went on it tried rain but didn't come to anything.

The session was opened by the now traditional newcomer sighting laps then followed by a full programme of practice session. The final class of the night, the sidecars, was red flagged as the crews were starting their second lap. One of the outfits had spilt oil from Castletown Corner and along the start / finish straight. bringing the nights session to a close. The road was opened apart from the start / finish straight which required cleaning.
The solo practice was dominated by Jamie Coward and Alan Oversby who set the fastest laps in 6 of the seven classes, three a piece, with Jeff Ward topping the 250cc class.
There is a change to the programme this year with only one race being held on Saturday afternoon, the sidecars. Monday will see four solo races in the morning and three plus the sidecars in the afternoon.


Newcomer and MGP Winner Andrew Farrell

Paul Coward brushing the wall at Church Bends

Jeff Ward on his way to topping the 250cc Lightweight leaderboard

Mike Hammonds