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IAN HUTCHINSON SETS THE PACE IN FIRST QUALIFYING SESSIO
A pleasant, dry and sunny day on the Island meant that the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races were able to get underway on Monday and with near perfect conditions all around the Mountain Course, a near full session was completed. With wispy cloud gradually increasing as the day wore on, a slight breeze also helped keep flies to a minimum and, after a slight delay, the first machines were able to set off down Glencrutchery Road at 6.34pm.
Poker Stars Superbike TT 1 Ian Hutchinson (Padgetts Honda) - 128.302mph 2 Cameron Donald (Relentless by TAS Suzuki) - 127.274mph 3 John McGuinness (HM Plant Honda) - 127.090mph 4 Guy Martin (Wilson Craig Honda) - 127.056mph 5 Adrian Archibald (AMA Suzuki) - 127.056mph 6 Bruce Anstey (Relentless by TAS Suzuki) - 126.020mph
Monster Energy Supersport TT 1 Michael Dunlop (600 Street Sweep/Hardship Racing Yamaha) - 123.960mph 2 Guy Martin (600 Wilson Craig Honda) - 121.600mph 3 William Dunlop (600 CD Racing Yamaha) - 121.020mph 4 John McGuinness (600 Padgetts Honda) - 120.289mph 5 Paul Owen (600 #98 Club Yamaha) - 119.222mph 6 Ian Lougher (600 Blackhorse Kawasaki) - 118.799mph
Royal London 360? Superstock TT 1 Ryan Farquhar (1000 KMR Kawasaki) - 126.799mph 2 Michael Dunlop (1000 Hunts Motorcycles/Marlow Construction Honda) - 124.810mph 3 Guy Martin (1000 Wilson Craig Honda) - 124.582mph 4 John McGuinness (1000 Padgetts Honda) - 124.523mph 5 Ian Hutchinson (1000 Padgetts Honda) - 123.459mph 6 Conor Cummins (1000 McAdoo Kawasaki) - 123.456mphrrrhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go21aXxgW8s
Superbike1st Ian Hutchinson 2nd Michael Dunlop3rd Cameron Donald
<a href="http://bikeracenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Farquhar-takes-brilliant-se.jpg" title="Farquhar takes brilliant second in Superstock TT" target="_blank"><img title="Farquhar takes brilliant second in Superstock TT" src="http://bikeracenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Farquhar-takes-brilliant-se-300x235.jpg" width="300" height="235" /></a>The KMR Kawasaki rider was also inside the old class lap record with a lap of 129.883mph, his best ever around the Mountain Course, and it now means he has taken 8 podiums in 8 years of racing around the Mountain Course.
Ryan got off to a flying start in the race and a superb opening lap of 129.848mph, just a whisker outside the lap record, saw him take 6.78s lead over fellow countryman Michael Dunlop, and he extended this gap on the second lap. An even better speed of 129.816mph saw him forge further clear, his advantage now up to 8.8s over new second placed man Ian Hutchinson. However, Hutchinson had a quicker pit stop and took over the lead but by the time they got to Glen Helen on the third lap, Ryan was back in the lead by 1.4s, a gap that he’d increased to 5.54s at the end of the lap.
Hutchinson, who had already won the opening two races of race week, was determined to complete his hat-trick and slowly, but surely, he began to eat into Ryan’s lead. By Ramsey Hairpin, two thirds of the way around the lap, Ryan found himself in second and now almost two seconds adrift. He rode harder, and faster, than ever before over the Mountain and although he reduced the deficit by half a second he fell agonisingly short by just 1.32s. A final lap of 129.883mph was his best ever around the 37 and 3/4 mile circuit and again inside the old lap record but Hutchinson’s lap of 130.741mph was enough to see him get the verdict.
Earlier in the day, Ryan had finished in 9th place in the first Supersport race, to make it three top ten finishes from three starts and he still has two more chances this week to add to his impressive TT record.
Speaking afterwards, a pleased Ryan said: “I’m happy with second and I gave it 110% all the way, that’s as good as I’ve ever ridden around here. I knew the Superstock race would give me my best chance this week but also knew that there would be 4-5 other riders who’d be in with a chance so I just rode as hard as I possibly could. I’m obviously a bit disappointed not to have won, having led for so long, but I caught a few backmarkers around the Cronk y Voddy section on the final lap and it cost me a bit of time. Take nothing away from Hutchy though, he’s been on the top of his game all week, so to be within 1.3seconds after 150miles of racing is no bad thing and I’ve got to say a big thank you to everyone who’s helped me especially Nick Morgan and Kawasaki UK and all my sponsors. Nick lent me an engine and we were up until 11.30pm last night but she never missed a beat and was absolutely flying. I’m well pleased with my lap times and with the runner up spot so it’s been a good day.”
“In the 600cc race, I rode as hard as I could and whilst we had the top end speed, it was just taking us slightly longer to get there but I had a good dice on the roads with Dan Kneen and enjoyed the last two laps. He was quicker than me in some places and vice versa and we got held up by yellow flags from Ballaugh until Kerromoar so I just brought the bike home for another top ten finish. Hopefully, we’ll be a bit higher up in Wednesday’s race.”
Ryan now has a day off before the second Supersport race takes place on Wednesday at 10.45am.
<a href="http://bikeracenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Farquhar-ends-TT2010-with-b.jpg" title="Farquhar ends TT2010 with brilliant runner-up spot in Senior TT" target="_blank"><img title="Farquhar ends TT2010 with brilliant runner-up spot in Senior TT" src="http://bikeracenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Farquhar-ends-TT2010-with-b-300x286.jpg" width="300" height="286" /></a>The first attempt to run the race was stopped after an incident involving Guy Martin who, thankfully, wasn’t seriously injured, and Ryan had retired at Cronk y Voddy but with the race declared null and void, he was able to take part in the re-start and grabbed the opportunity with both hands to record his ninth TT podium finish.
It was a fuel pump problem that stopped Ryan in the first start but with the problem rectified, he was able to take his place on the line for the new, shortened, 4-lap race. A good start saw Ryan occupy fifth place at Glen Helen and he completed his opening lap at 129.613mph to hold onto the position, only 0.9s adrift of HM Plant Honda rider Keith Amor. On lap two, John McGuinness retired and Conor Cummins crashed, promoting him up to third although Cummins’ crash on the Mountain had delayed Ryan slightly, but the Manxman was, thankfully, reported to be conscious with arm and leg injuries.
As the riders went into their fourth and final lap, Ryan was comfortable in third, 18 seconds behind Amor now but almost 50 seconds clear of fourth placed rider Bruce Anstey. However, there was more drama in store when Amor coasted to a halt in the identical spot to McGuinness so Ryan was now in a superb second with three quarters of the final lap left to complete. A final lap of 128.970mph saw Ryan duly cross the line in second place behind 5-times winner Ian Hutchinson and the celebrations could begin.
Speaking afterwards, a delighted Ryan said; “This is absolutely brilliant and after sitting on the grass bank at the end of the Cronk y Voddy in the first part, to be sitting here now is unbelievable. The fuel pump had broken in the first race but the marshals let me ride the bike back and the boys in the team did a great job in fitting a new fuel pump and we were ready to go again. The changes we made to the bike in terms of slotting the Superbike engine into the Superstock chassis worked really well so I just rode as hard as I could throughout the race and I’m over the moon to finish 2nd.”
“I got gifted a couple of places but I’ve led races and broke down in the past so with second in the Superstock race and second again today, I’ve had a good TT and I’ve got to say a big thank you to Nick Morgan, Kawasaki, Dunlop and everyone who helps and supports me as I wouldn’t be sitting here today if it wasn’t for them. It was great to stand on the Senior TT podium and meet Moto GP star Jorge Lorenzo’s whilst it’s a good job I didn’t get stuck into a beer when I retired in the first start!”
Ryan now has a week break before his next race, the Bush Road Races, which take place on Saturday 19th June
Ryan Farquhar threatens boycot of national road races if hes not alloud to enter 450cc single in 125cc , like Cookstown 100
This year we celebrate 65 years of the Skerries 100 Road Races. With just two weeks to go before we close the roads on Friday the 2nd July for the practice session of the 2010 Aon Bikecare Skerries 100 we are entering into our final preparation phase for the event.
Over the two weeks our Committee and specialist work groups will be working harder than ever putting in that final effort to complete the long list of tasks required too stage one of the best motorcycle road racing events in the World.
The 65th Skerries 100 promises to be a real crowd pleaser with a programme containing 11 races and a competitor list of over 150 riders including such greats as William and Michael Dunlop, Adrian Archibald, Davy Morgan, John Burrows the incredible Ryan Farquhar and Brian McCormack who is making a welcome return after his phenomenal appearance at Killalane last year. Scotsman Keith Amor will be making a return and will debut the new BMW 1000cc superbike at the event. The ever popular exciting style of Michael Dukopil will be on show again and our incredible home grown talent will be represented by riders such as Sean Leonard (Star of BBC NI Full Throttle), Andrew Farrell, David ‘Yomo’ Yeomans, Derek Costello, Damien & David Howard and many more.
Our volunteer work crews will be out on the circuit making it ready for one of the most exciting weekends in Fingal Counties calendar. They have a lot to do to prepare the circuit and the surrounding approach roads to ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend for racers and spectators. The circuit construction teams will be out laying protective materials such as straw bales and air bags around the circuit, erecting crowd barriers, marking off prohibited areas, testing electronic and communication systems, cutting hedgerows and grass banking, preparing the paddock area and much much more.
Our celebrations begin on the evening of Thursday the 1st July with our ever popular ‘Classic Run’ around the village of Skerries, always a favourite with participants and the local villagers. Sign on begins at 7pm so be there early to register and grab your spot. This year prizes will be awarded for Best Japanese Bike, Best Vintage Bike, Best Veteran Bike and Best British Bike.
It is with great sadness and regret that the Loughshinny Motorcycle Club confirms the Rider who was fatally injured at yesterday’s Skerries 100 Road Race was Myles (Mylo) Byrne aged 36. Myles, who was a popular road racer from Knocklyon, was taking part in the grand final when the tragic incident occurred.
The committee and members of the Loughshinny Motor Cycle Club extend their deepest sympathies to Myles family, and large circle of friends for their sad loss. Myles was a hugely popular rider and will be greatly missed by all in the Road Racing community.
Myles Byrne #32 R.I.P
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