26th August 2019
After mist affected the race schedule for the 2019 Manx Grand Prix, with the newcomers race being switched to Tuesday 27th August, riders took the opportunity to get an additional qualifying lap under their belts at the end of the Classic TT Race day.
The session, which saw all classes out for a lap of the Mountain Course, started with the Senior and Junior machines out at around 7.10pm.
The Isle of Man’s Nathan Harrison picked up where he left off on Saturday with a lap of 119.053 to top the Junior/ Senior session from Liverpool’s Stephen Smith (118.810mph) with Tadcaster based Brad Vicars (117.978mph) the third fastest on the night. Daniel Ingham, who finished on the podium in last year’s Ultra Lightweight MGP Race, was the fastest Senior machine with 117.485.
Francesco Curinga on the Bemar Racing Team Paton continued his good form in the meeting with the fastest Lightweight lap of the evening (113.992mph) from Andrew Farrell (111.772mph) and Chris Moore (110.345mph) and the Italian rider will start race favourite in Wednesday’s Race.
Tom Snow, meanwhile, topped the Ultra Lightweight board with 102.114, a comfortable 20+ seconds faster than David Murphy.
Martimotos French rider Pierre-Yves Bian looks to be the man to beat in tomorrow’s MGP Newcomers A Race after posting the fastest lap of the newcomers session (113.365mph), which was the tenth fastest overall. Samuel Mousley(111.695mph), Michael Mace (110.823mph) and Alun Brooks (110.718mph) all clocked 110+ mph laps.
Swiss rider Andrea Majola (106.448mph) on a Paton was the fastest Newcomers B of the night while Andrew Jackson topped the ‘C’ leaderboard.
The revised race day schedule for Tuesday 27th August is:
11:30: Roads close around the Course
12:15: Manx Grand Prix Newcomers (A,B) Race (4 laps) & C (3 laps)
14:45: Manx Grand Prix Senior and Junior Qualifying (2 laps)
15:30: Manx Grand Prix Lightweight / Ultra Lightweight Qualifying (2 laps)
16:45: Roads scheduled to open around the Course