Donington BSB: Fores on the Fireblade is smiling again after triple podium

Donington BSB: Fores on the Fireblade is smiling again after triple podium

Spaniard Xavi Fores has revealed that he’s smiling again after racking up three Bennetts British Superbike podiums, despite wheel spin woes that he admits limited his pace.


And Honda Racing’s leading man believes this weekend’s round, where he bagged three podiums on the trot, could be a turning point for his season.


Fores led both of today’s races before being deposed by winner Scott Redding as the Fireblade pilot fell into a three-way battle with Tarran Mackenzie and double third-place man Tommy Bridewell.


And while he feels the factory Honda squad made significant progress this weekend, he knows he now needs to keep the momentum going.


“I expect some tough fights this weekend because I didn’t feel quite good on the bike when we arrive here,” Fores revealed. “We worked really hard on the bike to have the setup that permits me to be fast and constant on my laps. Especially in this last race I felt a little bit worse, especially on the apex.


“I had so much spin and I was trying to manage that situation with throttle, trying to be more smooth.


“I did some laps with Tarran fighting for second place and Scott was going. When I overtake him for the last time I was pushing so hard in order to get some gap, but it was not enough to catch Scott because he was so fast and no mistakes from him.”


Fores is looking up as the series heads to Brands Hatch and believes his points haul from Donington, which puts him fifth in the title chase, is more like a victory.


“This race in second position feels like more than a win for me with all the job we did inside the box. After the results at Oulton Park I didn’t expect three podiums in a row.


“We did a really good job during the whole weekend and fighting with the Ducatis and Yamahas shows we have good potential.


Source: Donington BSB: Fores on the Fireblade is smiling again after triple podium

Isle of Man TT: 'The perception is we're crazy, maybe we are' – Hickman

Isle of Man TT: ‘The perception is we’re crazy, maybe we are’ – Hickman

Isle of Man TT lap record holder Peter Hickman says riding the Mountain Course is “all calculated” despite the perception that “it’s all a bit crazy”.

Hickman set a new circuit benchmark of 135.542mph in winning the Senior TT last year, having triumphed in the Superstock class earlier in the week.

“You’re in your zone – you know what you’re doing,” said the 32-year-old.

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“From the outside it looks mental, more dramatic, but when you’re on your bike it doesn’t seem that way.”

“The perception is maybe we’re all a bit crazy and maybe we are just a little bit,” added the Burton-on-Trent rider.

“So many people say ‘one minute you’re there chatting about what you need to do and where you need to go faster and the next minute you’re doing 185mph going down Bray Hill’.”

Hickman’s flying final lap saw him edge out long-time leader Dean Harrison to take victory in the blue riband event of last year’s races but the double TT winner believes it could have been even faster had he not been held up by some slower riders.

“I got held up on that 135mph lap – when I watched the lap back I surprised myself how many people I actually catch and have to pass.

“I was quite patient with a lot of them as well. You have to be. It’s not a short circuit – you can’t just bully your way past. You have to be a lot more thoughtful of everything around you.

“Not much comes close to riding round the TT, never mind setting a lap record and taking my first TT wins. It was epic all round.”

The Lincolnshire rider will compete for the Smith’s Racing team for the third successive year, piloting the new BMW Superbike and Superstock machines, as well as a Supersport Triumph and a Norton in the Lightweight Supertwins.

He has finished fourth and fifth in the British Superbike series over the last two years but has successfully transferred his talents to the roads.

“BSB is a completely different style of riding. We still ride 100% at the TT – it’s just a different style of riding.

“In BSB you are absolutely on the limit, close to crashing every single corner, and if you aren’t you will have four people come up the inside of you.

“At the TT you’re not racing other people – you’re racing yourself and you’re racing the track, so because of that you’ve got room and space to ride it but differently.

“I come to the TT because I enjoy it and I want to do it. I want to ride a bike, have fun and go and do 160mph wheelies down a road and pull some big skids.

“The by-product of that is that we’ve managed to win some races. It’s not the ‘be-all and end-all’ for me. Of course I want to win but I’m here to enjoy myself and have fun and I think that’s why it works for me so well. I don’t over-think the thing.”


Source: Isle of Man TT: ‘The perception is we’re crazy, maybe we are’ – Hickman

Donington BSB: Friday practice times and results

Donington BSB: Friday practice times and results

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Bennetts British Superbike free practice one – conditions dry

1 45 Scott REDDING GBR Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 1:06.527 30 30 107.09
2 25 Josh BROOKES AUS Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 1:06.550 23 28 0.023 0.023 107.05
3 12 Luke MOSSEY GBR Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 1:06.725 23 23 0.198 0.175 106.77
4 33 Keith FARMER GBR BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:06.810 31 31 0.283 0.085 106.64
5 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW – Smiths Racing 1:06.912 20 26 0.385 0.102 106.47
6 95 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 1:06.992 13 17 0.465 0.080 106.35
7 6 Xavi FORES ESP Honda – Honda Racing 1:07.035 23 23 0.508 0.043 106.28
8 10 Josh ELLIOTT GBR Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 1:07.196 20 22 0.669 0.161 106.02
9 21 Christian IDDON GBR BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:07.206 22 28 0.679 0.010 106.01
10 4 Dan LINFOOT GBR Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 1:07.215 26 28 0.688 0.009 105.99
11 22 Jason O’HALLORAN AUS Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 1:07.222 26 28 0.695 0.007 105.98
12 81 Luke STAPLEFORD GBR Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 1:07.226 24 25 0.699 0.004 105.98
13 28 Bradley RAY GBR Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 1:07.378 26 27 0.851 0.152 105.74
14 80 Hector BARBERA ESP Kawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1:07.395 19 25 0.868 0.017 105.71
15 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Ducati – Oxford Racing 1:07.427 12 19 0.900 0.032 105.66
16 2 Glenn IRWIN GBR Kawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1:07.428 25 25 0.901 0.001 105.66
17 83 Danny BUCHAN GBR Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 1:07.474 23 25 0.947 0.046 105.59
18 18 Andrew IRWIN GBR Honda – Honda Racing 1:07.581 16 19 1.054 0.107 105.42
19 77 James ELLISON GBR BMW – Smiths Racing 1:07.931 17 18 1.404 0.350 104.88
20 59 Matt TRUELOVE GBR Yamaha – Raceways Yamaha 1:08.067 29 29 1.540 0.136 104.67
21 7 Ryan VICKERS GBR Kawasaki – RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki 1:08.137 14 26 1.610 0.070 104.56
22 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Kawasaki – Team WD-40 1:08.403 11 27 1.876 0.266 104.15
23 23 David ALLINGHAM GBR Yamaha – EHA Yamaha 1:08.493 19 23 1.966 0.090 104.02
24 40 Joe FRANCIS GBR BMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad 1:08.504 12 22 1.977 0.011 104.00
25 8 Shaun WINFIELD GBR Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 1:08.969 20 21 2.442 0.465 103.30
26 74 Dean HIPWELL GBR Kawasaki – CDH Racing 1:09.187 19 21 2.660 0.218 102.97
27 90 Sam COVENTRY GBR Kawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports 1:09.356 20 28 2.829 0.169 102.72
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (107.5% of 1:06.527) = 1:11.516
28 20 Sylvain BARRIER FRA Ducati – Brixx Ducati 1:12.399 2 2 5.872 3.043 98.40

Pirelli National Superstock 1000 free practice one – conditions dry

1 47 Richard COOPER GBR Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 1:07.562 16 18 105.45
2 77 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR BMW – Bathams Racing 1:08.469 13 16 0.907 0.907 104.05
3 54 George STANLEY GBR Suzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing 1:08.577 5 10 1.015 0.108 103.89
4 69 Chrissy ROUSE GBR Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 1:08.608 9 20 1.046 0.031 103.84
5 55 Leon JEACOCK GBR Suzuki – Geo E Davies Racing 1:08.741 14 15 1.179 0.133 103.64
6 12 Luke HEDGER GBR Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 1:08.792 13 20 1.230 0.051 103.56
7 14 Lee JACKSON GBR Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd 1:08.809 16 16 1.247 0.017 103.54
8 16 Benjamin GODFREY GBR Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 1:08.985 17 19 1.423 0.176 103.27
9 67 Andrew REID GBR BMW – Tyco BMW 1:09.013 7 15 1.451 0.028 103.23
10 68 Tom NEAVE GBR Honda – Honda Racing 1:09.023 15 17 1.461 0.010 103.22
11 26 Levi DAY AUS Aprilia – IN Competition 1:09.084 15 15 1.522 0.061 103.13
12 22 Eemeli LAHTI FIN Kawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock 1000 1:09.318 16 18 1.756 0.234 102.78
13 11 Joe COLLIER GBR Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 1:09.345 17 20 1.783 0.027 102.74
14 2 Tom WARD GBR Suzuki – Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons Suzuki 1:09.418 18 19 1.856 0.073 102.63
15 5 Aaron CLARKE GBR BMW – KCB Motorsport 1:09.505 17 19 1.943 0.087 102.50
16 51 Brayden ELLIOTT AUS Suzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport 1:09.545 18 18 1.983 0.040 102.44
17 8 Lewis ROLLO GBR Aprilia – IN Competition 1:09.775 17 19 2.213 0.230 102.10
18 28 Tim NEAVE GBR Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 1:09.989 12 14 2.427 0.214 101.79
19 21 Tom TUNSTALL GBR BMW – Integro 1:10.146 19 19 2.584 0.157 101.56
20 80 Doug STAMPER GBR Suzuki – Allied Motorsport 1:10.204 15 19 2.642 0.058 101.48
21 7 Graeme IRWIN GBR Kawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki 1:10.324 17 20 2.762 0.120 101.31
22 41 Milo WARD GBR Kawasaki – G&S Racing 1:10.333 15 16 2.771 0.009 101.29
23 24 James HENRY GBR Yamaha – TEL Racing 1:10.350 12 17 2.788 0.017 101.27
24 61 Max ALEXANDER GBR BMW – R&T Racing 1:10.407 17 18 2.845 0.057 101.19
25 30 Rob McNEALY GBR BMW – McNealy Brown 1:10.431 9 16 2.869 0.024 101.15
26 31 Sam COX GBR Suzuki – Echelon Consultancy 1:10.512 15 19 2.950 0.081 101.04
27 34 Jordan WEAVING RSA Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 1:10.624 6 8 3.062 0.112 100.88
28 10 Joe SHELDON-SHAW GBR Kawasaki – Via Moto Racing 1:10.817 12 17 3.255 0.193 100.60
29 36 James WHITE GBR Kawasaki – Team Afterdark 1:10.824 9 17 3.262 0.007 100.59
30 27 Bjorn ESTMENT RSA Suzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss 1:10.990 15 15 3.428 0.166 100.36
31 90 Michael AUSTIN GBR Kawasaki – MPA Racing 1:11.905 10 12 4.343 0.915 99.08
32 18 Jamie TIBBLE GBR Kawasaki – Team Tibble 1:11.929 16 16 4.367 0.024 99.05
33 93 Paul WESTERDALE GBR Suzuki – Westerdale Racing 1:12.260 18 19 4.698 0.331 98.59
34 85 Peter DILKS GBR BMW – Shakespeare Martineau 1:12.369 17 18 4.807 0.109 98.44
35 73 Ozzy MADEY IOM Kawasaki – Madey Racing 1:12.809 16 16 5.247 0.440 97.85
36 63 Nico CIPRIANO JEY Kawasaki – Nico Cipriano Racing 1:12.960 17 18 5.398 0.151 97.65
37 17 Jim WALKER GBR Suzuki – True Heroes Racing 1:13.324 11 15 5.762 0.364 97.16
38 92 Josh WOOD GBR Kawasaki – Wood/Belt Racing 1:13.740 7 14 6.178 0.416 96.61
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (110.0% of 1:07.562) = 1:14.318
39 62 Kevin SILVAIN GBR Yamaha – Croucher Needham 1:15.088 11 17 7.526 1.348 94.88
40 60 Christopher GREEN GBR BMW – Hollins Strategic Land/Go Green Racing 1:15.123 11 13 7.561 0.035 94.83
41 75 Alex OLSEN GBR BMW – Team IMR 5
#7 & #68 – 1 Lap time cancelled – Missed Chicane at turns 9/10.

Pirelli National Superstock 600 free practice one – conditions dry

1 28 Shane RICHARDSON NZL Kawasaki – Astro-JJR Racing 1:10.729 11 17 100.73
2 99 Ben LUXTON GBR Kawasaki – JR Performance Racing 1:10.898 16 16 0.169 0.169 100.49
3 57 Korie McGREEVY GBR Triumph – Century Racing 1:10.987 14 17 0.258 0.089 100.36
4 2 TJ TOMS GBR Kawasaki – G&S Racing 1:11.468 15 16 0.739 0.481 99.68
5 9 Aaron CLIFFORD IRL Yamaha – Clifford Racing 1:11.499 16 18 0.770 0.031 99.64
6 7 Liam DELVES GBR Kawasaki – Via Moto Racing 1:11.651 12 14 0.922 0.152 99.43
7 66 Cameron FRASER GBR Yamaha – Jones Dorling Racing 1:11.689 13 19 0.960 0.038 99.38
8 5 Kevin KEYES IRL Kawasaki – G&S Racing 1:11.714 16 16 0.985 0.025 99.34
9 4 Caolan IRWIN IRL Kawasaki – Ready 4 Racing 1:11.764 15 17 1.035 0.050 99.27
10 26 Adam HARTGROVE GBR Yamaha – Adam Hartgrove Racing 1:11.764 11 16 1.035 0.000 99.27
11 22 Eunan McGLINCHEY GBR Kawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki 1:11.830 9 13 1.101 0.066 99.18
12 15 Simon REID GBR Yamaha – Simon Reid Racing 1:11.978 12 17 1.249 0.148 98.98
13 79 Storm STACEY GBR Kawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock 600 1:12.112 15 18 1.383 0.134 98.79
14 34 Aaron SILVESTER GBR Yamaha – A & J Racing 1:12.160 10 19 1.431 0.048 98.73
15 6 Conor WHEELER GBR Yamaha – www.connorwheeler.co.uk 1:12.197 11 16 1.468 0.037 98.68
16 89 Taylor MORETON GBR Yamaha – Lloyd & Jones Parweld 1:12.353 14 15 1.624 0.156 98.47
17 32 Mark PIPER GBR Yamaha – Pied Piper Racing 1:12.452 17 18 1.723 0.099 98.33
18 46 Harry ROWLINGS GBR Triumph – BER / Steve Jordan Motorcycles 1:12.585 11 12 1.856 0.133 98.15
19 49 James ALDERSON GBR Triumph – R Alderson and Sons Racing 1:12.785 16 19 2.056 0.200 97.88
20 44 Ewan POTTER GBR Yamaha – Jones Dorling Racing 1:12.839 15 18 2.110 0.054 97.81
21 75 Charlie MORRIS GBR Yamaha – Ibbertson Motor Sport Racing – IMS 1:13.092 13 19 2.363 0.253 97.47
22 14 Louis VALLELEY GBR Yamaha – R&R Racing 1:13.542 12 12 2.813 0.450 96.87
23 42 Sam HOLME GBR Yamaha – Optimum Bikes Racing 1:13.570 17 18 2.841 0.028 96.84
24 18 Connor THOMSON GBR Yamaha – Cegra/Seton Tuning/33kV 1:13.815 15 19 3.086 0.245 96.52
25 11 Sam LAFFINS GBR Kawasaki – Sam Laffins Racing 1:13.996 7 11 3.267 0.181 96.28
26 21 Daniel BROOKS GBR Kawasaki – Daniel Brooks Racing 1:14.575 10 17 3.846 0.579 95.53
27 85 Jordan McCORD GBR Yamaha – AJM Sales Ltd/Reid Engineering 1:14.625 19 20 3.896 0.050 95.47
28 33 Zak CORDEROY GBR Kawasaki – Zak Corderoy Racing 1:15.748 3 3 5.019 1.123 94.05
29 17 Elliott WILLIAMS GBR Kawasaki – R&R Racing 1:16.816 8 9 6.087 1.068 92.74
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (110.0% of 1:10.729) = 1:17.801

Dickies British Supersport / GP2 Cup free practice one – conditions dry

1 1 1 Jack KENNEDY IRL Yamaha – Integro Yamaha 1:08.664 18 21 103.76
2 77 GP2 1 Kyle RYDE GBR Kalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing 1:08.765 24 24 0.101 0.101 103.60
3 34 2 Alastair SEELEY GBR Yamaha – EHA Yamaha 1:08.783 17 24 0.119 0.018 103.58
4 20 3 Tom OLIVER GBR Yamaha – SGR Racing 1:09.049 17 25 0.385 0.266 103.18
5 12 4 Brad JONES GBR Yamaha – Integro Yamaha 1:09.093 22 23 0.429 0.044 103.11
6 35 GP2 2 Sam WILFORD GBR Honda – IDWe Racing 1:09.247 17 24 0.583 0.154 102.88
7 86 5 Charlie NESBITT GBR Yamaha – Hisc/Rapid Fulfillment Racing 1:09.337 15 29 0.673 0.090 102.75
8 75 GP2 3 Jamie PERRIN GBR Chassis Factory – Nova Racing Transmissions/Go Racing 1:09.551 11 22 0.887 0.214 102.43
9 11 6 Rory SKINNER GBR Kawasaki – MSR 1:09.632 23 24 0.968 0.081 102.31
10 65 GP2 4 Josh OWENS GBR ABM Triumph – ABM Quattro Racing 1:09.685 24 24 1.021 0.053 102.24
11 44 7 Harry TRUELOVE GBR Yamaha – Truelove Property & Construction 1:09.710 21 25 1.046 0.025 102.20
12 66 8 Kurt WIGLEY GBR Yamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing 1:09.915 17 25 1.251 0.205 101.90
13 97 9 Bradley PERIE GBR Yamaha – Diamond H Racing 1:10.088 26 26 1.424 0.173 101.65
14 15 10 Ben WILSON GBR Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 1:10.530 20 20 1.866 0.442 101.01
15 99 11 Matt WIGLEY GBR Yamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing 1:10.818 20 26 2.154 0.288 100.60
16 18 12 Ross TWYMAN GBR Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 1:10.837 7 14 2.173 0.019 100.57
17 7 13 Richard KERR IRL Triumph – Campbell Motorsport 1:10.851 21 22 2.187 0.014 100.55
18 25 GP2 5 Thomas STRUDWICK GBR FTR Moto – Case FTR Moto / Spirit Motorcycles 1:11.282 22 23 2.618 0.431 99.95
19 9 14 Phil WAKEFIELD GBR Yamaha – PWR 1:11.285 20 22 2.621 0.003 99.94
20 50 GP2 6 Jorel BOERBOOM NLD Honda – JB50 Racing 1:11.622 24 25 2.958 0.337 99.47
21 6 15 Eugene McMANUS GBR Yamaha – E15 Racing 1:11.629 25 25 2.965 0.007 99.46
22 61 16 Ross PATTERSON GBR Yamaha – RPMMoto.com / Mayfair Homes Ltd 1:11.992 13 21 3.328 0.363 98.96
23 88 17 Aaron RIDEWOOD GBR Yamaha – Team Chubba Racing 1:13.012 14 15 4.348 1.020 97.58
24 98 GP2 7 Tomás DE VRIES NLD Chassis Factory – DAT Racing – Chassis Factory 1:13.383 17 23 4.719 0.371 97.08
25 47 GP2 8 Jake ARCHER GBR Kalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing 1:13.489 28 29 4.825 0.106 96.94
26 41 18 Alan NAYLOR GBR Yamaha – Donkey Box Racing 1:14.207 22 24 5.543 0.718 96.01
27 16 19 Dominic PETTIT GBR Yamaha – Team Camclad Contractors 1:15.315 16 20 6.651 1.108 94.59
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (110.0% of 1:08.664) = 1:15.530
28 60 20 Grant McINTOSH GBR Yamaha – Donkey Box Racing 1:16.442 19 21 7.778 1.127 93.20

British Talent Cup free practice one – conditions dry

1 4 Scott OGDEN GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:15.626 21 23 94.20
2 7 Charlie ATKINS GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:15.635 22 23 0.009 0.009 94.19
3 23 Cameron HORSMAN GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:15.710 20 23 0.084 0.075 94.10
4 22 Fenton SEABRIGHT GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:15.856 23 23 0.230 0.146 93.92
5 19 Charlie FARRER GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:16.387 15 23 0.761 0.531 93.27
6 2 Jack NIXON GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:16.529 15 22 0.903 0.142 93.09
7 15 Rhys IRWIN IRL Honda – British Talent Cup 1:16.680 20 23 1.054 0.151 92.91
8 10 Jack HART GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:16.952 21 22 1.326 0.272 92.58
9 3 Elliot PINSON GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.120 15 22 1.494 0.168 92.38
10 9 Brian HART GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.276 12 21 1.650 0.156 92.19
11 18 Jamie DAVIS GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.446 20 22 1.820 0.170 91.99
12 20 Scott SWANN GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.615 23 23 1.989 0.169 91.79
13 14 Corey TINKER GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.740 20 22 2.114 0.125 91.64
14 13 Harvey CLARIDGE GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:18.288 7 7 2.662 0.548 91.00
15 16 Harry LEIGH GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:18.622 17 22 2.996 0.334 90.61
16 21 Ross MAGUIRE GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:18.982 12 21 3.356 0.360 90.20
17 8 Edward O’SHEA GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.105 22 22 3.479 0.123 90.06
18 5 Osian JONES GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.114 20 21 3.488 0.009 90.05
19 6 Jamie LYONS IRL Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.241 5 6 3.615 0.127 89.91
20 12 Torin COLLINS GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.620 22 22 3.994 0.379 89.48
21 17 Zak SHELTON GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.646 19 22 4.020 0.026 89.45
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (107.0% of 1:15.626) = 1:20.919
22 24 George HOPPER GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:21.281 21 21 5.655 1.635 87.65


Source: Donington BSB: Friday practice times and results

North West 200: Irwin continues Superbike dominance as rain disrupts racing

North West 200: Irwin continues Superbike dominance as rain disrupts racing

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Carrickfergus racer Glenn Irwin won his fourth consecutive Superbike race at a rain-disrupted North West 200.

After victory in the opening ‘big bike’ race, Irwin’s chances of competing another double were dashed as the final race of the day was cancelled.

Elsewhere James Hillier claimed his first North West victory in the Superstocks while Davey Todd took his first win in the Supersport class.

The Supertwin race was won by 55-year-old veteran Jeremy McWilliams.

The opening Supersport race finally got underway at the third attempt, shortly before 15:00 BST, with a severely depleted field.

Water on the track and poor visibility caused a number of teams to withdraw their racers while three separate oil spills and a string of non-racing incidents brought delays early in the say.

The improving weather allowed for four races to take place, although the Superbikes were restricted to four laps instead of their usual seven, but the final race succumbed to the conditions as the light faded around the triangle course.

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North West 200 – Junction Retail Supersport 2019 NorthWest 200 Results:

1. Davey Todd Honda Time: 29:53.797 Av speed: 107.731mph
2. Derek McGee Kawasaki 29.54.137 107.711
3. Conor Cummins Honda 29.54.137 107.694
4. Paul Jordan Yamaha 29.57.234 107.525
5. Christian Elkin Yamaha 31.13.312 103.158
6. Joseph Loughlin Kawasaki 31.31.845 102.148

Anchor Bar Superbikek 2019 NorthWest 200 Results:

1. Glenn Irwin Kawasaki Time: 19:15.350 Av speed: 111.364
2. James Hillier Kawasaki 19:15.513 111.348
3. Conor Cummins Honda 19:15.811 111.319
4. Derek Sheils Suzuki 19:25.192 110.423
5. Alastair Seeley Ducati 19:35.110 109.491
6. Richard Cooper Suzuki 19:50.552 108.071

John M Paterson Supertwink 2019 NorthWest 200 Results:

1. Jeremy McWilliams Kawasaki Time: 20:51.775 Av speed: 102.785
2. Christian Elkin Kawasaki 20:53.078 102.678
3. Micharel Rutter Kawasaki 21:18.329 100.650
4. Matthew Rees Kawasaki 21:33.972 99.433
5. Joseph Loughlin Kawasaki 21:34.420 99.399
6. Francesco Curinga Paton 21.46.008 98.517

CP Hire Superstock 2019 NorthWest 200 Results:

1. James Hillier Kawasaki Time: 29:05.081 Av speed: 110.739
2. Richard Cooper Suzuki 29:08.341 110.532
3. Davey Todd BMW 29:08.468 110.524
4. Dean Harrison Kawasaki 29:16.077 110.045
5. Lukas Maurer Kawasaki 29:56.431 107.573
6. Michael Rutter BMW 30.10.042 106.764



Source: North West 200: Irwin continues Superbike dominance as rain disrupts racing

TV SCHEDULE FOR TT 2019 ANNOUNCED

TV SCHEDULE FOR TT 2019 ANNOUNCED

ITV4 will again be broadcasting all of the best action and highlights from this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

Anchor presenter Matt Roberts will be joined by former racers Steve Plater and Cameron Donald. Both have enjoyed TT Mountain Course success with Steve Plater winning the 2008 Supersport and 2009 Senior TT Races, while Cameron Donald was a double TT Race winner – Superbike and Superstock – in 2008.  Experienced Motorsport broadcaster Dave Moore will provide additional commentary on the race action.

ITV4’s TT coverage starts this year on Monday 27th May at 9pm with a look at the last lap of last year’s meeting – the final, record-breaking lap of the Senior TT. ‘One Three Five – Breaking The Barrier’ sees Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman look back at their epic duel on Senior Race Day and recreate how the 135mph barrier was broken.

The clock gets turned back on Tuesday 28th May at 9pm to what many believe was the greatest race of all time. ‘The Greatest Race – Hislop vs Fogarty’ tells the story of the 1992 Senior TT through interviews with Carl Fogarty and many others that were involved in this remarkable race.

The preview show on Wednesday 29th May looks at the remarkable track record of one of the most successful teams in TT history.  ‘TAS TT A Winning Formula’ looks at TAS Racing’s rise from humble origins in the Northern Ireland road racing fraternity to one of the most successful teams in TT history with 18 victories. Father and son, Hector and Philip Neill, talk through the years, from the early days of Hector Neill Racing to a top, factory supported team at the very forefront of British championship and road racing.

The ‘TT Preview Show’ on Thursday 30th May looks forward to this year’s meeting. The TV team catch up with Peter Hickman training in Texas and hear from last year’s fellow winners Dean Harrison, Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter. Steve Plater takes to the water with Dean Harrison and Davy Todd as they go kayaking off the coast of the Isle of Man and the Birchall brothers Ben and Tom show that they are just as competent on two wheels as they are on three, swapping their sidecar for Mountain Bikes. With visits to the Honda Racing, Norton and Milenco by Padgetts Racing work shops to eavesdrop on their pre-TT preparations the scene will definitely be set for TT 2019 race week.

The on track action highlights begin in earnest on Friday 31st May with the TT Qualifying Highlights show which summarises all of the best qualifying action ahead of Saturday’s first Race day. All of the racing highlights will be captured in the race shows which are broadcast every night from Saturday 1st June to Saturday 8th June inclusive at 9pm, with many same day highlights shows.

The full list of programming can be found here.

Tickets for the 2019 events are now on sale via the Official iomttraces.com website including Official Grandstand Tickets, VIP Hospitality Experiences, and Official Entertainment Events. You can stay up to date with all the latest TT news by subscribing to the Official Isle of Man TT Races Newsletter.

Source: TV SCHEDULE FOR TT 2019 ANNOUNCED