Following the earlier MGP Newcomers Race there was an additional opportunity for MGP competitors, excluding newcomers, to get some practice in ahead of tomorrow’s MGP Junior and Lightweight / Ultra Lightweight Races.
Matt Stevenson (119.94), Darryl Tweed (118.81), David McConnachy (118.65), Dean Osborne (118.49) and Stephen Smith (118.48) all posted their fastest times of the week to record the five fastest qualifying laps for the Junior class – on machines that they will also race in Friday’s Senior MGP - while Daniel Ingham (117.801), Damian Horan (116.325) and Brendan Fargher (115.363) recorded their fastest Senior only machine laps of the week.
In the Lightweight / Ultra Lightweight session Victor Lopes remained the fastest Lightweight qualifier ahead of tomorrow’s 4 lap race with his lap from Saturday’s session (112.468) but Andrew Farrell edged closer to the Spanish rider by less than a second with his lap of 112.401.
In the concurrent Ultra Lightweight session, Alex Sinclair was quickest today with his lap of 102.012, outside the 107mph that Darryl Tweed set on Saturday which tops the board ahead of tomorrow’s 3 lap race.
The Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight competitors will get a second opportunity to race this year with an additional race on Friday ahead of the Senior MGP.
Tomorrow’s (Wednesday) race day schedule is:
09.30: ROADS CLOSED AROUND THE COURSE
10.15: MYLCHREESTS MGP JUNIOR RACE (4 LAPS)
13.15: MGP SUPPORTERS CLUB LIGHTWEIGHT MGP RACE (4 LAPS) & ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT RACE (3 LAPS)
15.15: MGP SENIOR QUALIFYING* (1 LAP)
15.20: MGP LIGHTWEIGHT 1 LAP & ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT PRACTICE (1 LAP)
16.15: ROADS SCHEDULED TO BE OPEN##note that if required roads will open no later than 17.00 and then if required close again 18.00 up to 21.00*bikes raced in Junior race may not be used in Senior practice+bikes raced in Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight Race may not be used in LW/ ULW practice