HARRISON POSTS UNOFFICIAL JUNIOR MANX GRAND PRIX LAP RECORD WHILE NEWCOMERS ALSO UP THE PACE

3 months ago

The frustrations of the weather affected qualifying week were swept away with perfect conditions on the Isle of Man and Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson elected to amend the Classic TT Race programme to allow additional Manx Grand Prix qualifying at the start of the day.


The frustrations of the weather affected qualifying week were swept away with perfect conditions on the Isle of Man and Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson elected to amend the Classic TT Race programme to allow additional Manx Grand Prix qualifying at the start of the day.


After a short delay of almost half an hour due to an oil spillage at Brandywell which required a sweeper, the first session – for MGP Senior and Junior machines - got underway at 11.55am.

Nathan Harrison took advantage of the additional session to post an unofficial MGP Junior lap record of 120.67 while Stephen Parsons (120.20mph) and Stephen Smith (119.64) were also on the pace and Darryl Tweed (119.40) was only a couple of seconds further back.

Daniel Ingham showed he will be in the mix in Friday’s Senior race with a lap of 119.52.

In the Lightweight class, Francesco Curinga on the Bemar Racing Team Paton clocked his fastest time of the week (112.888) while Royce Rowe and Andrea Majola also clocked 110mph+ laps. Daniel Ingham continued his form from the Senior session with a lap of 104.353 with Radley Hughes (103.529), Arnie Shelton (101.336) and Leon Murphy all above 100mph.