Tourist Trophy: al via l’edizione 2011 con le prime prove, McGuinness al top

Tourist Trophy: al via l’edizione 2011 con le prime prove, McGuinness al top

La pioggia in tarda serata

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Con le prove nella serata di lunedì 30 maggio è iniziato ufficialmente il Tourist Trophy 2011, edizione che celebra il centenario del “Mountain Circuit”. Con Ian Hutchinson grande assente (anche se prenderà parte alla parata di venerdì 10 giugno con la Yamaha R1 Superbike), Conor Cummins al rientro, c’è sempre John McGuinness al comando al termine di una prima sessione bagnata sul finale dalla pioggia con addirittura la gradine nel tratto del Mountain da Glen Helen a Ramsey. Quindici vittorie all’attivo al TT, McGuinness ha primeggiato tra le Superbike nel turno in programma dalle 18:20 alle 19:55 locali per le “Solo” (aperta a tutte le categorie) con la CBR 1000RR ufficiale di Honda TT Legends vestita nei colori che hanno reso celebre l’eterna RC30. Con il numero 1 ben in mostra sul cupolino, John McGuinness ha percorso soltanto 2 giri prima dell’avvento della pioggia, fermando i cronometri sul 18’25.75 a 122.838 mph di media (197.69 km/h) proprio davanti al suo compagno di squadra Keith Amor (18’27.56, 122.637 mph). I due piloti di Honda TT Legends hanno preceduto Gary Johnson con la Fireblade dell’East Coast Racing e Guy Martin, sceso in pista con la Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Superbike di Relentless by TAS, pur scottando un problema tecnico al rientro in pitlane. A seguire in questa classifica il due volte vincitore del TT Cameron Donald, quest’anno in Honda Wilson Craig Racing, Ryan Farquhar con il nostro Stefano Bonetti 11° assoluto con la nuova Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, davanti anche a Conor Cummins al rientro dopo il brutto incidente del Senior TT 2010. Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy Dainese Superbike, Classifica Prove lunedì 30 maggio 01- John McGuinness – Honda TT Legends – Honda CBR 1000RR – 18’25.75 (122.838 mph) 02- Keith Amor – Honda TT Legends – Honda CBR 1000RR – 18’27.56 (122.637 mph) 03- Gary Johnson – Lincs Lifting Ltd – Honda CBR 1000RR – 18’29.14 (122.463 mph) 04- Guy Martin – Relentless Suzuki by TAS – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 18’39.03 (121.380 mph) 05- Cameron Donald – Wilson Craig Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 18’42.07 (121.051 mph) 06- Ryan Farquhar – KMR Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 18’56.61 (119.502 mph) 07- Daniel Stewart – Wilcock Consulting – Honda CBR 1000RR – 19’09.70 (118.142 mph) 08- Ian Mackman – Kemtile Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 19’13.19 (117.785 mph) 09- John Burrows – Burrows Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 19’27.14 (116.377 mph) 10- Paul Shoesmith – Ice Valley BMW Motorrad – BMW S1000RR – 19’33.32 (115.764 mph) 11- Stefano Bonetti – Speed Motor – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 19’33.90 (115.706 mph) 12- John Barton – Marks Bloom Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 19’34.26 (115.671 mph) 13- Jim Hodson – Al Gibson Pete Beale – Yamaha YZF R1 – 19’39.25 (115.181 mph) 14- Conor Cummins – McAdoo Kawasaki Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 19’40.58 (115.052 mph) 15- Alan Bud Jackson – Mike Smith BDS Fuels – Yamaha YZF R1 – 19’44.01 (114.719 mph) 16- Paul Owen – Paul Owen Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 19’57.66 (113.411 mph) 17- Russ Mountford – Northpoint Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 20’02.59 (112.947 mph) 18- Steve Heneghan – Quattro Plant Motorsport – BMW S1000RR – 20’04.79 (112.740 mph) 19- Gary Carswell – Gary Carswell Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 20’05.25 (112.697 mph) 20- David Hewson – Ch’Ien Acupuncture Clinic – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 20’05.68 (112.657 mph) 21- Chris Petty – Dave Milling Motorcycles – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 20’08.20 (112.422 mph) 22- Jules Croft – Croft Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 20’10.76 (112.184 mph) 23- Alan Connor – Connor Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 20’12.90 (111.986 mph) 24- George Spence – Ayton Smiddy Ltd – Yamaha YZF R1 – 20’24.70 (110.907 mph) 25- Mark Herbertson – Ladycross Racing – Yamaha YZF R1 – 20’34.81 (109.999 mph) 26- Mark Parrett – C & C Ltd Vines – BMW S1000RR – 20’43.84 (109.200 mph) 27- Ian Pattinson – Ian Pattinson Racing – BMW S1000RR – 20’48.45 (108.797 mph) 28- Herve Gantner – Rhino Universal – Honda CBR 1000RR – 20’48.83 (108.764 mph) 29- David Paredes – Argentine Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 21’00.96 (107.718 mph) 30- Betlej Piotr – Betlej Piotr Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 21’06.99 (107.206 mph) 31- David Madsen Mygdal – CSC Branson Racing – Yamaha YZF R1 – 21’09.78 (106.970 mph) 32- Toni Rechberger – MSC Rottenegg – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 21’13.92 (106.622 mph) 33- Paul Duckett – West London Superbikes – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 21’19.95 (106.120 mph) 34- James McCullagh – McCullagh Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 21’26.17 (105.607 mph) 35- Stephen Thompson – T & R Motorsport – BMW S1000RR – 21’31.74 (105.152 mph) 36- Fabrice Miguet – Team of Paris – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 21’39.64 (104.512 mph) 37- Dean Harrison – P.R.S. Racing – Yamaha YZF R1 – 21’53.69 (103.394 mph) 38- Adrian Clark – BHR Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 22’13.09 (101.889 mph) 39- Simon Andrews – Ice Valley BMW Motorrad – BMW S1000RR – 22’51.35 (99.047 mph) 40- Brian McCormack – TAG Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 22’57.57 (98.599 mph) 41- Scott Wilson – Diamond H Servlite – BMW S1000RR – 24’48.86 (91.230 mph) Chi ha invece scelto di girare con la Superstock è stato Bruce Anstey, abile a fermare i cronometri sul 18’26.53 (122.752 mph) in questa sua prima esperienza al TT da pilota Padgett’s. Reduce dal podio (3°) alle NW200 tra le Supersport, il “Kiwi” ha preceduto Gary Johnson (buon inizio) ed i fratelli William e Michael Dunlop, il primo con la Honda Wilson Craig Racing, il secondo con la Kawasaki (e per la Superbike disporrà della ZX-10R ufficiale del Mondiale di categoria), Buon inizio anche per Ryan Farquhar ed il leggendario Ian Lougher, subito sesto, con Conor Cummins ottavo e Stefano Bonetti a completare la top-10, obiettivo realistico per questa edizione del TT. Da segnalare che diversi piloti del British Superbike sono arrivati all’Isola di Man proprio all’ultimo momento dopo aver disputato, sotto il diluvio, le due gare di Thruxton. Tra questi anche Michael Rutter che darà l’assalto alla prima vittoria al TT con le Ducati 1098R Superbike e Superstock preparate da Riders Motorcycles. Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy Royal London 360 Superstock, Classifica Prove lunedì 30 maggio 01- Bruce Anstey – Padgetts Motorcycles – Honda CBR 1000RR – 18’26.53 (122.752 mph) 02- Gary Johnson – Lincs Lifting Ltd – Honda CBR 1000RR – 18’29.14 (122.463 mph) 03- William Dunlop – Wilson Craig Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 18’42.71 (120.982 mph) 04- Michael Dunlop – Street Sweep – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 18’53.60 (119.820 mph) 05- Ryan Farquhar – KMR Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 18’56.61 (119.502 mph) 06- Ian Lougher – Blackhorse Kawasaki Motors UK – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 19’11.77 (117.930 mph) 07- Ian Mackman – Kemtile Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 19’13.19 (117.785 mph) 08- Conor Cummins – McAdoo Kawasaki Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 19’30.29 (116.063 mph) 09- Paul Shoesmith – Ice Valley BMW Motorrad – BMW S1000RR – 19’33.32 (115.764 mph) 10- Stefano Bonetti – Speed Motor – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 19’33.90 (115.706 mph) 11- John Barton – Marks Bloom Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 19’34.26 (115.671 mph) 12- Alan Bud Jackson – Mike Smith BDS Fuels – Yamaha YZF R1 – 19’44.01 (114.719 mph) 13- Paul Owen – Paul Owen Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 19’57.66 (113.411 mph) 14- Russ Mountford – Northpoint Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 20’02.59 (112.947 mph) 15- James Hillier – Bournemouth Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 20’04.77 (112.742 mph) 16- Steve Heneghan – Quattro Plant Motorsport – BMW S1000RR – 20’04.79 (112.740 mph) 17- Gary Carswell – Carswell Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 20’05.25 (112.697 mph) 18- David Hewson – Ch’Ien Acupuncture Clinic – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 20’05.68 (112.657 mph) 19- Chris Petty – Dave Milling Motorcycles – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 20’08.20 (112.422 mph) 20- Sandor Bitter – KMR Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 20’12.71 (112.004 mph) 21- Alan Connor – Connor Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 20’12.90 (111.986 mph) 22- Yoshinari Matsushita – Matsushita Racing – BMW S1000RR – 20’33.45 (110.120 mph) 23- Mark Herbertson – Ladycross Racing – Yamaha YZF R1 – 20’34.81 (109.999 mph) 24- Mark Parrett – C & C Ltd Vines – BMW S1000RR – 20’43.84 (109.200 mph) 25- Rico Penzkofer – Penz13 BMW Racing Team – BMW S1000RR – 20’47.59 (108.872 mph) 26- Ian Pattinson – Ian Pattinson – BMW S1000RR – 20’48.45 (108.797 mph) 27- Herve Gantner – Rhino Universal – Honda CBR 1000RR – 20’48.83 (108.764 mph) 28- George Spence – Ayton Smiddy Ltd – Aprilia RSV4 – 20’55.22 (108.211 mph) 29- David Paredes – Argentine Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 21’00.96 (107.718 mph) 30- Toni Rechberger – MSC Rottenegg – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 21’13.92 (106.622 mph) 31- Paul Duckett – West London Superbikes – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 21’19.95 (106.120 mph) 32- James McCullagh – McCullagh Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 21’26.17 (105.607 mph) 33- Stephen Thompson – T & R Motorsport – BMW S1000RR – 21’31.74 (105.152 mph) 34- Fabrice Miguet – Team of Paris – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 21’39.64 (104.512 mph) 35- Dean Harrison – P.R.S. Racing – Yamaha YZF R1 – 21’53.69 (103.394 mph) 36- Simon Andrews – Ice Valley BMW Motorrad – BMW S1000RR – 22’51.35 (99.047 mph) 37- Brian McCormack – TAG Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – 22’57.57 (98.599 mph) 38- Scott Wilson – Diamond H Servlite – BMW S1000RR – 24’48.86 (91.230 mph) Per la Supersport il portoghese Luis Carreira, da diversi anni presenza fissa al TT, si è confermato tra i migliori interpreti della 600cc portando la propria Yamaha R6 davanti a Dan Kneen, Roy Richardson e Derek Brien con l’assenza dei “big” che hanno preferito concentrarsi sulle 1000cc in configurazione Superbike e Superstock. Nonostante questi impegni, Stefano Bonetti è riuscito a percorrere un giro del Mountain Course con la propria Honda CBR 600RR spiccando l’undicesimo crono in 20’30.63 (110.373 mph) preceduto da James Hillier arrivato direttamente dalla tappa di Thruxton del BSB. Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy Monster Energy Supersport Race, Classifica Prove lunedì 30 maggio 01- Luis Carreira – CD Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – 19’14.89 (117.612 mph) 02- Dan Kneen – Marks Bloom Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – 19’22.03 (116.888 mph) 03- Roy Richardson – Barnes Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – 19’54.17 (113.743 mph) 04- Derek Brien – RC Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – 20’04.06 (112.808 mph) 05- Mark Buckley – Energy Armor Racing – Kawasaki ZX-6R – 20’10.28 (112.229 mph) 06- Daniel Stewart – Wilcock Consulting – Honda CBR 600RR – 20’11.30 (112.134 mph) 07- Ivan Lintin – Ivan Lintin Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 600 – 20’12.49 (112.024 mph) 08- John Burrows – Burrows Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – 20’13.78 (111.905 mph) 09- Paul Owen – Team #98 – Yamaha YZF R6 – 20’20.87 (111.255 mph) 10- James Hillier – Bournemouth Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-6R – 20’22.16 (111.138 mph) 11- Stefano Bonetti – Speed Motor – Honda CBR 600RR – 20’30.63 (110.373 mph) 12- Ian Pattinson – Merlin Sidecars – Yamaha YZF R6 – 20’35.10 (109.974 mph) 13- Mark Miller – TC Racing – Honda CBR 600RR – 20’37.07 (109.798 mph) 14- Bill Callister – Kaka Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – 20’39.94 (109.544 mph) 15- Robert Barber – PRB Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 600 – 20’40.13 (109.527 mph) 16- Ben Wylie – Wylie Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – 20’50.80 (108.593 mph) 17- Robert Wilson – Stoddart Racing – Kawasaki ZX-6R – 21’50.33 (103.659 mph) 18- Maria Costello – CMS Costello Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – 22’13.75 (101.839 mph) 19- Samuel Dunlop – Crossan Motorcycles – Yamaha YZF R6 – 22’16.77 (101.609 mph) 20- Brandon Cretu – HEL Performance – Yamaha YZF R6 – 22’33.45 (100.357 mph) 21- Daniel Hegarty – Crosslane Garage – Kawasaki ZX-6R – 22’41.06 (99.796 mph) 22- Allan Brew – Mike and Dawn Jacobs – Kawasaki ZX-6R – 23’53.25 (94.769 mph) 23- Lee Vernon – Vernon Racing – Triumph Daytona 675 – 24’41.11 (91.707 mph) In conclusione tra i Sidecar Klaus Klaffenbock, vincitore lo scorso anno di Gara 2, accompagnato dal passeggero Dan Sayle ha spiccato il miglior tempo in 20’24.66 (110.911 mph) davanti a Tony Elmer/Darren Marshall e Simon Neary/Jason Crowe con ben 38 specialisti di questa disciplina in grado di percorrere almeno un giro in questa inaugurale giornata di attività del Tourist Trophy. Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy Sure Sidecar TT, Classifica Prove lunedì 30 maggio 01- Klaus Klaffenbock/Dan Sayle – 600cc Honda – 20’24.66 (110.911 mph) 02- Tony Elmer/Darren Marshall – 600cc Yamaha – 21’09.70 (106.977 mph) 03- Simon Neary/Jason Crowe – 600cc Honda – 21’09.76 (106.971 mph) 04- John Holden/Andrew Winkle – 599cc LCR – 21’14.55 (106.569 mph) 05- Tim Reeves/Gregory Cluze – 600cc Honda – 21’26.55 (105.576 mph) 06- Conrad Harrison/Mike Aylott – 600cc Shelbourne – 21’39.85 (104.495 mph) 07- Gary Bryan/Jamie Winn – 600cc Baker – 21’51.42 (103.574 mph) 08- Tony Baker/Fiona Baker Milligan – 600cc Suzuki – 22’30.96 (100.542 mph) 09- Bill Currie/Kevin Morgan – 599cc Yamaha – 22’43.34 (99.629 mph) 10- Brian Kelly/Dicky Gale – 600cc DMR – 22’52.66 (98.953 mph) 11- Robert Handcock/Ken Edwards – 600cc Honda – 22’53.34 (98.904 mph) 12- Claude Montagnier/Laurent Seyeux – 600cc Kawasaki – 23’00.61 (98.382 mph) 13- Howard Baker/Mike Killingsworth – 600cc Honda – 23’06.33 (97.976 mph) 14- David Kimberley/Robert Bell – 600cc Honda – 23’07.35 (97.905 mph) 15- Tony Thirkell/Nigel Barlow – 600cc Equipe – 23’07.97 (97.861 mph) 16- Francois Leblond/Nicolas Duhamel – 600cc Shelbourne – 23’09.71 (97.738 mph) 17- Douglas Wright/Martin Hull – 600cc Baker – 23’12.99 (97.508 mph) 18- Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall – 600cc LCR – 23’17.62 (97.185 mph) 19- Kenny Howles/Craig Kinsella – 600cc Suzuki – 23’49.99 (94.985 mph) 20- Andy King/Kenny Cole – 599cc Ireson – 23’58.08 (94.451 mph) 21- Carl Fenwick/Mark Sayers – 600cc Shellbourne – 23’58.42 (94.429 mph) 22- Nicholas Dukes/William Moralee – 600cc Suzuki – 24’02.60 (94.155 mph) 23- Pete Alton/David Beattie – 600cc Yamaha – 24’25.56 (92.680 mph) 24- Michael Grabmuller/Axel Koelsch – 600cc LCR – 24’30.46 (92.371 mph) 25- Eckart Rosinger/Andy Kolloch – 600cc Baker – 24’39.94 (91.779 mph) 26- Wally Saunders/Eddy Kiff – 600cc Ireson – 24’41.87 (91.660 mph) 27- Frank Lelias/Jerome Vannier – 600cc LCR – 24’55.27 (90.838 mph) 28- Remy Guignard/Frederique Poux – 600cc MR – 24’57.93 (90.677 mph) 29- Miles Bennett/Kevin Perry – 599cc Honda – 25’08.61 (90.035 mph) 30- Mick Donovan/Colin Smyth – 600cc Suzuki – 25’14.34 (89.695 mph) 31- Tassilo Gall/Jerry Walker – 600cc LCR – 25’18.21 (89.466 mph) 32- Nigel Mayers/Douglas Chandler – 600cc Suzuki 2 25’37.59 (88.338 mph) 33- John Saunders/Shaun Parker – 600cc MR Equipe – 25’52.13 (87.511 mph) 34- Brian Alflatt/Heath Lane – 600cc Baker – 25’58.68 (87.143 mph) 35- Gary Knight/Dan Knight – 600cc Kawasaki – 26’15.06 (86.237 mph) 36- Roy Hanks/Dave Wells – 599cc Molyneux – 27’37.22 (81.961 mph) 37- Gregory Lambert/Aaron Galligan – 600cc Honda – 27’39.03 (81.872 mph) 38- Andrew Couper/Stuart Clark – 600cc Suzuki – 41’40.28 (54.325 mph) All’Isola di Man si continuerà a provare ogni serata dalle 18:20 alle 19:55 per le “Solo” e dalle 20:00 alle 20:50 per i “Sidecar” fino a venerdì 3 giugno. L’indomani si disputeranno le prime gare con la Superbike e la prima corsa dei Sidecar sabato 4 con il “main event”, il Senior TT, in agenda per venerdì 10 alle 12:15 locali. Alessio Piana

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