Newcomers finally get quality track time in IMGold Manx Grand Prix qualifying session

Barry Lee Evans on a Kawasaki ZX-6R pictured during qualifying for for the 2015 Manx Grand Prix.

Results from Thursday’s session can be found here

With precious qualifying time reduced for the newcomers at the Manx Grand Prix, Clerk of the Course Phil Taubman announced a change to the race schedule earlier in the day, moving the Newcomers Race back a day to Tuesday 1st September to give the newcomers more time to prepare for their Mountain Course race debuts. 

The track time originally scheduled for Monday’s race will now become a Newcomer practice.  In a further change to the schedule the newcomers all went out together in the second session this evening, with the Classic bikes getting first use of the track.

Conditions around the Mountain Course were the best that they’ve been all week with sunlight and dry track the order of the day.   Barry Evans, from Wales, on the BFB Racing Kawasaki was among the riders to take advantage, posting a time of 102.480, the quickest in the session.

Other riders to post the prestigious 100mph in the Newcomer A Class included Neil Kernohan on his opening lap of the session, although the Northern Ireland rider was later reported to have come off but without injury at the Waterworks on his second lap.  Dean Court from Burscough in Lancashire and New Holland’s Chris White also topped the ton mark.

In Newcomers B, Swanlinbar’s Ryan Maher on his One Fifteen Motorcycles Kawasaki narrowly missed a 100mph lap (99.203) but had the consolation of topping the SuperTwin leaderboard while Australian Mark Purslow was the fastest Lightweight in the Newcomer C category with 96.588.

 

 Neil Kernohan, Yamaha R6.

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