Anstey Has Speed To Spare In Practice
ISLE OF MAN – New Zealander Bruce Anstey continued his form around the Mountain Course in Saturday’s SES TT Zero second qualifying session.
The New Zealand rider followed up his stunning outright lap record around the Mountain Course with an unofficial lap record for the TT Zero class, posting a time of 112.355 mph (20:08.914).
His Mugen teammate also took the opportunity for a lap and was marginally outside Michael Rutter’s lap record (109.675) set last year. Robert Wilson (Sarloea Racing), Mark Miller (Vercarmoto) and George Spence (Kingston) also completed electric bike laps this evening.
Earlier in the evening, Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson opted to give the riders a chance to practice on their Superstock machines ahead of Monday’s race as well as their Supersport and Lightweight and a number of riders took up the option.
Guy Martin again emphasised his quality after his Superbike podium with a 127.22 mph lap in the Superstock qualifying while Bruce Anstey, Lee Johnson and Michael Dunlop were all over 126 mph.
In the Lightweight qualifying session Ryan Farquhar was the fastest on the night with a lap of 116.84, still outside Ivan Lintin’s time from Tuesday evening, with Olie Linsdell powering the stunning Paton to a similar speed (116.23).
Gary Johnson posted a pair of quick laps in the Supersport class (125.72 and 125.16) with Josh Brookes, William Dunlop, Ian Hutchinson, MIchael Rutter and Dean Harrison all posting 123mph+ laps