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Classic Road Race Practice Gets TT Festival Underway

Author: S100 Press Officer
Posted on: Saturday, May 29 2010

The opening practice session of the evening practice for 250cc & 350cc Single machines saw Blackpool’s Roy Richardson top the leaderboard on the 350 FCL Aermacchi, followed by Chris Palmer on a 350 AJS and Rich Hawkins on a 350 Ducati.

In the 250cc category Ted Fenwick was quickest on his Ducati followed by Roger Birkenhead.

The Lightweight class followed with Mike Hose heading the list on his Ariel Arrow, then Ewan Hamilton and Tom Jackson (Suzuki’s)

The Junior (350’s) were headed by Alan Oversby on his Craven Honda, with Roy Richardson (Aermacchi) and Mike Hose (Honda)

Whilst the Senior 500cc class was topped by the exotic sounding MV Agusta, with Watty Brown second on his Petty Manx and Mark Parrett on his Matchless G50.

Guy Martin unofficially broke the lap record in the Post Classic class by almost 4 seconds on the Suzuki XR69, with Mike Hose appearing on the leader board for the third time, and likewise Roy Richardson third.

The second session for the 250/350 Singles were headed by Mike Hose in the larger class and Roger Birkenhead in the quarter litre singles.

The final session of the evening for Sidecars was topped by Vince & Phil Biggs.

350cc Singles – First Session:

1st Roy Richardson 3m00.956s 84.551mph
2nd Chris Palmer 3.03.936 83.181
3rd Rich Hawkins 3.05.120 82.649

250cc Singles – First Session

1st Ted Fenwick 3.23.837 75.060
2nd Roger Birkenhead 3.29.749 72.944

250cc Lightweight

1st Mike Hose 3.06.119 82.205
2nd Ewan Hamilton 3.06.655 81.969
3rd Tom Jackson 3.09.211 80.862

350cc Junior

1st Alan Oversby 2.53.690 88.088
2nd Roy Richardson 2.56.465 86.703
3rd Mike Hose 2.59.299 85.332

500cc Senior

1st Alan Oversby 2.46.929 91.656
2nd Watty Brown 2.55287 87.285
3rd Mark Parrett 2.56.539 86.666

Post Classic

1st Guy Martin 2.37.890 96.903
2nd Mike Hose 2.44.557 92.977
3rd Roy Richardson 2.45.986 92.176

350cc Singles – Second Session

1st Mike Hose 3.03.008 83.603
2nd Rich Hawkins 3.04.300 83.017
3rd Mark Herbertson 3.08.793 81.041


1st Vince Biggs/ Phil Biggs 3.12.971 79.287
2nd Ralf Engelhardt/ Winfried Viecenz 3.14.798 78.543
3rd Wally Saunders/Eddie Kiff 3.31.111 72.474

The next practice session and Race One, takes place on Saturday afternoon with roads closing at 1.05pm until 3.50pm.

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