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TT2006 Tuesday Night Practice Report

Author: Department of Tourism and Leisure
Posted on: Wednesday, May 31 2006

Tuesday night's practice session for the Isle of Man TT started off with the fastest lap of the week so far. Guy Martin took his Superbike Yamaha round in 18 minutes 14.58 seconds - an average speed of 124.09 miles an hour. Martin and Ian Lougher were the first two riders to get the session underway and Lougher's Superbike Honda was less than ten seconds behind at a speed of 122.989. John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson also completed their first laps of the night at over 121 miles an hour. Martin's second lap was even faster than his first, knocking five seconds off his earlier time and recording a speed of 124.717.

However, the best was still to come as McGuinness posted a lap of 18 minutes 9 seconds - or 125.267. Lougher and Hutchinson both increased their speeds to more than 123 miles an hour on their second circuit of the night - while Bruce Anstey was another 123 man, as was Jason Griffiths.

Newcomers worth a mention included William Dunlop, nephew of TT legend Joey, and Manx rider Conor Cummins. Dunlop posted a lap of 111.821 on his Supersport Yamaha while Conor raised his fastest speed of the week to in excess of 113 miles an hour on his Superbike Yamaha and then improved this to 116.303. American visitor Jeremy Toye had a lap at over 112 on his Superbike Suzuki.

Dave Molyneux and Craig Hallam again led the sidecars with another sub-20 minutes lap.

The night’s fastest laps were –

TT Superbike:John McGuinness, Honda, 125.267; Guy Martin, Yamaha, 124.717; Bruce Anstey, Suzuki, 123.906.

TT Supersport: Ian Lougher, Honda, 120.523; Ian Hutchinson, Kawasaki, 119.972; Guy Martin, Yamaha, 119.119.

TT Superstock: Jason Griffiths, Yamaha, 123.382; Guy Martin, Yamaha, 123.234; John McGuinness, Honda, 121.534.

Sidecars:Dave Molyneux and Craig Hallam, Honda, 114.847; Nick Crowe and Darren Hope, Honda, 111.86; Gary Bryan and Colin Hardman, Baker Yamaha, 109.236.

A total of 214 machines went through scrutineering.

Japanese rider Jun Maeda and Irishman Seamus Greene - who were involved in a high speed collision at the start of Monday night's practice session - were both described as 'critical.' Greene, from County Donegal, has now been transferred to the Walton Neuro Centre in Liverpool for further treatment.

James Cornell, the American sidecar passenger who suffered multiple injuries in an accident at May Hill, Ramsey during Saturday night's opening practice is still a patient in Noble's Hospital, Douglas, where his condition remains critical. His driver, Doug Dano is said to be comfortable.

Practice Times available by clicking on the links below.

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Sidecar Times

Superbike Times

Supersport Times

Superstock Times

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