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Old 06-04-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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IOM TT 2010

John McGuinness moved to the top of the TT timesheets during Wednesday's practice run around the Isle of Man, the HM Plant Honda rider cracking an average speed of 130mph.

Capitalising on warm conditions for the evening session, save for a few damp patches at Quarry Bends and Governor's Bridge, it was anticipated that the 130mph benchmark would be broken, although only McGuinness would go on to achieve the feat.

It was William Dunlop and Bruce Anstey who got the session underway the Northern Irishman on his 600cc Yamaha and the Kiwi on his Relentless Suzuki Superbike.

Following them were McGuinness and Michael Dunlop, Ian Lougher and Cameron Donald, Keith Amor and Daniel Kneen and Adrian Archibald and Carl Rennie, all Superbike mounted with the exception of Kneen who was out on his 600.

McGuinness was the first to complete a lap at 129.265mph with Anstey and Donald not too far behind at 127.915mph and 128.011mph respectively. Michael Dunlop, Lougher, Amor and Archibald were all above 126mph but Guy Martin was close to McGuinness' pace at 129.145mph, Ian Hutchinson also going well at 128.018mph.

Second time around and McGuinness really showed his class with a lap of 130.242mph, Hutchinson increasing his speed to 128.735mph and Archibald to 128.618mph. Martin had called in to the pits at the end of his first lap but got no further than Quarter Bridge on his second before pulling off, eventually going back out on his Superstock bike. Davy Morgan was also in trouble retiring at Sulby Bridge.

McGuinness and Hutchinson both swapped to their 600cc Supersport bikes, the latter going second quickest on the night with a lap just over 125mph. It was that man Michael Dunlop who was quickest here and he was marginally faster than Hutchinson at 125.087mph.

Meanwhile, Amor posted an impressive time on his BMW Superstock bike at 127.525mph.
Most of the riders were able to get back out for a fifth lap and Hutchinson went back out on his Superbike recording a lap of 129.164mph to go second quickest on the night. Amor was close to 128mph on the HM Plant Honda but Ryan Farquhar was flying on his Superstock Kawasaki and a lap of 128.076mph saw him go quickest, that speed also the Northern Irishman's fastest ever lap of the Mountain Course, albeit unofficially.

Conor Cummins posted a late lap of 127.010mph with Gary Johnson also having a better run after problems earlier in the week, the AIM Racing rider lapping at 126.488mph, just quicker than Dan Stewart, who also recorded his fastest ever lap.

some idea of what a 130mph average lap of the IOM looks like
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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What kind of tires do they run when avg 130mph???
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Never get tired of watching that.
I don't know what is more incredible; The riders, or the machines that allow them to do what they do.
Then again, these boys would be fast on pretty much anything they were riding.
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this is rediculous!! half of the time the camera is pointed at the sky!!

my hat goes off to these guys
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