McGuinness hits 129mph

Published: 31 May 2007

The 130mph Isle of Man TT lap gets tantalisingly closer. John McGuinness clocked a stunning 129mph lap tonight (Thursday) on the HM Plant Honda in practice for Saturday’s superbike race.

McGuinness had run fourth for most of the first lap but was the quickest on the road from Cronk y Mona through to the Grandstand as he started his flying lap. He lapped at 17m 32.24s, 129.084mph, 7.5s quicker than Guy Martin on the Hydrex Honda and just outside his own lap record of 129.54mph set last year.

As he stopped in the pits to swap over to his superstock bike McGuinness said: “There were so many flies out there. I pulled a tear-off and pulled two at once so I could barely see where I as going on that second lap. The track was really dusty and I had a few slides here there and everywhere as well.”

Guy Martin clocked 128.166 on the Hydrex Honda and Ian Lougher did 128.14mph on the Stobart Honda. HM Plant Honda’s Ian Hutchison was fourth quickest with a lap of 127.54mph ahead of Martin Finnegan’s Klaffi Honda (127.29mph).

Michael Rutter was slowed by a slipping clutch on his first lap with the MSS Kawasaki. He went out on his supersport bike for two laps while the crew rebuilt the clutch. He did 125.00mph on the superbike – the first time he managed two laps in one session on the ZX-10.

Steve Plater did an amazing 121.38mph on the AIM Yamaha – the fastest ever lap for a TT newcomer.  He said: “I’m really comfy on the superbike – it’s the most stable of my three bikes as you’d expect for a full race bike - and it didn’t feel like I was pushing that hard.”

Bruce Anstey was plagued with handling problems on the Relentless Suzuki superbike but topped the Supersport leaderboard with a lap of 122.61mph. Guy Martin was second quickest from Ryan Farquhar and Ian Lougher. McGuinness and Hutchinson both went out late in the session on their 600s and completed a short lap so their laps of 120.24mph and 119.9mph respectively were not really indicative of their true speed.

Anstey was also fastest in Superstock with a 125.10mph lap on the GSX-R1000. McGuinness was second quickest from Finnegan on the MV Agusta.

 

Superbike Thursday practice results:

1 John McGuinness 2007 Honda Fireblade 17:32.24
2 Guy Martin 2007 Honda 1000cc 17:39.78
3 Ian Lougher 2007 Honda CBR 1000 17:40.00
4 Ian Hutchinson 2007 Honda CBR 1000 17:44.93
5 Martin Finnegan 2007 Honda CBR 1000 17:47.06
6 Bruce Anstey 2007 Suzuki GSXR 100 17:54.07
7 Michael Rutter 2007 Kawasaki ZX10 R 18:06.60
8 Adrian Archibald 2007 Suzuki GSXR 100 18:08.44
9 Paul Hunt 2006 Yamaha R1 1000 18:16.20
10 Conor Cummins 2007 Yamaha YZF R1 18:24.96
11 Ryan Farquhar 2007 Honda Fireblade 18:26.68
12 James McBride 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 18:32.18
13 Ian Pattinson 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100 18:32.27
14 Mark Parrett 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 18:34.44
15 Michael Weynand 2007 Kawasaki ZX10R 18:36.45
16 Steve Plater* 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 18:38.99
17 Nigel Beattie 2007 Yamaha R! 1000c 18:43.44
18 Dan Stewart 2006 Yamaha R1 1000 18:45.30
19 Les Shand 2006 Honda CBR 1000 18:48.43
20 John Barton 2006 Honda CBR 1000 18:49.21
21 Phil Stewart 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 18:52.11
22 Liam Quinn 2006 Yamaha R1 1000 18:53.06
23 Ian Armstrong 2004 Yamaha R1 1000 18:55.23
24 Gary Carswell 2007 Kawasaki ZX10R 18:57.40
25 John Burrows 2006 Honda CBR 1000 18:57.60
26 Shaun Harris 2007 Suzuki K7 1000cc 19:00.19
27 Craig Atkinson 2004 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:01.14
28 Gary Johnson* 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 19:01.35
29 Stephen Oates 2007 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:01.40
30 Chris Palmer 2005 Yamaha R1 1000 19:05.52
31 Stefano Bonetti Suzuki GSXR 1000cc 19:05.64
32 James Edmeades 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 19:09.29
33 Paul Owen 2006 Kawasaki ZX10R 19:11.97
34 Jim Hodson 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 19:13.97
35 Keith Amor* 2005 Honda CBR 1000 19:14.54
36 Paul Dobbs 2003 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:14.81
37 Victor Gilmore Honda CBR 1000cc 19:15.13
38 Dean Silvester 2006 Yamaha R1 1000 19:15.55
39 Chris Heath 2004 Honda CBR 1000 19:20.25
40 Frank Spenner 2004 Yamaha R1 1000 19:20.28
41 Stephen Harper 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:24.30
42 Jimmy Moore* 2007 Honda CBR 1000 19:26.85
43 Roger Maher* 2006 Yamaha R1 1000 19:26.86
44 David Milling 2006 Aprillia RSV 1000 19:27.58
45 Paul Shoesmith 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 19:28.09
446 Adrian McFarland 2005 Yamaha R1 1000  19:28.49
47 David Paredes Yamaha R1 1000cc  19:29.42
48 Steve Kuenne 2006 Yamaha YZF 100  19:29.96
49 Mark Miller Aprillia 1000cc  19:31.81
50 Alan Bud Jackson 2005 Suzuki GSXR 100  19:33.49
51 Martin Hamberg 2006 Yamaha R1 1000  19:36.12
52 George Spence 2006 Yamaha YZF R1 19:36.30
53 Tim Maher 2005 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:45.29
54 Fabrice Miguet 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:45.52
55 Dave Madsen-Mygdal 2007 Yamaha R1 1000  19:45.64
56 Paul Duckett 2005 Kawasaki ZX10 R  19:51.37
57 Karsten Schmidt 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:54.68
58 Thomas Schoenfelder 2005 Suzuki GSXR 100  19:55.27
59 Chris Petty 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100  19:55.76
60 Daniel Jansen 2005 Kawasaki ZX10 1 19:55.92
61 Mike Hose 2003 Aprillia RSVR 100  19:59.64
62 Ian Mackman* 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100  20:00.13
63 Andrew Marsden 2004 Yamaha R1 1000  20:00.92
64 Sandor Bitter 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100 20:04.72
65 David Hewson* 2006 Kawasaki ZX10 1 20:05.94
66 Marc Ramsbotham* 2006 Suzuki K6 1000cc 20:13.96
67 Dirk Kaletsch 2004 Honda CBR 1000 20:14.65
68 Chris McGahan 2007 Yamaha R1 1000  20:33.76
69 Michael Dunlop 2004 Yamaha 1000cc 20:46.36
70 Antonio Maeso* 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 20:48.86
71 Bob Collins* 2007 Suzuki GSXR 100  21:17.98
72 John Nisill* 2006 Yamaha R1 1000  21:28.28
73 Alan Connor 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100  22:15.42

Supersport Thursday practice results:

1 Bruce Anstey 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600 18:27.72
2 Guy Martin 2007 Honda 600cc 18:31.26
3 Ryan Farquhar 2007 Kawasaki ZX6 60 18:32.80
4 Ian Lougher 2007 Honda CBR 600c 18:42.89
5 Nigel Beattie 2007 Yamaha R6 600c 18:47.58
6 Michael Rutter 2007 Kawasaki ZX6 R 18:47.82
7 John McGuinness 2007 Honda CBR 600c 18:49.63
8 Dan Stewart 2006 Yamaha R6 600c 18:51.15
9 Ian Pattinson 2006 Honda CBR 600c 18:51.41
10 Ian Hutchinson 2007 Honda CBR 600c 18:52.13
11 Paul Hunt 2007 Triumph Daytona 18:53.51
12 Mark Parrett 2007 Yamaha R1 600c 18:54.42
13 Martin Finnegan 2007 Honda CBR 600c 18:54.44
14 Chris Palmer 2005 Honda CBR 600c 18:58.26
15 Ian Armstrong 2006 Honda CBR 600c 18:58.30
16 James McBride 2006 Yamaha R6 600c 18:58.44
17 Phil Stewart 2004 Honda 600RR 60 19:02.91
18 Shaun Harris 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600 19:03.80
19 Adrian McFarland 2006 Yamaha R6 600c 19:10.10
20 Paul Dobbs 2005 Triumph Daytona 19:15.53
21 Keith Amor* 2005 Honda RR 600cc 19:15.90
22 Chris Heath Yamaha 600cc 19:18.51
23 William Dunlop 2006 Kawasaki 600cc 19:20.34
24 Manfred Vogl 2007 Yamaha R6 600c 19:23.83
25 Victor Gilmore 2006 Yamaha R6 600c 19:25.16
26 Roy Richardson 2006 Yamaha R6 600c 19:25.48
27 Paul Owen 2004 Honda CBR 600c 19:26.22
28 Davy Morgan 2007 Honda 600cc 19:29.06
29 Craig Atkinson 2006 Honda CBR 600c 19:29.19
30 Mark Buckley 2006 Honda CBR 600c 19:32.55
31 Steve Plater* 2007 Yamaha R6 600c 19:33.35
32 Stephen Oates 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600 19:34.66
33 Michael Dunlop 2006 Yamaha R6 600c 19:35.94
34 Les Shand 2007 Yamaha R6 600c 19:39.12
35 Dean Silvester 2007 Yamaha R6 600c 19:39.90
36 Alan Oversby 2006 Honda CBR 600c 19:40.54
37 Mark Miller Honda 600cc 19:42.21
38 Jimmy Moore* 2007 Honda CBR 600c 19:44.67
39 Phil Harvey 2006 Yamaha YZF-R6 19:51.47
40 Stefano Bonetti Honda CBR 600cc 19:51.70
41 Frank Spenner 2006 Yamaha R6 600c 19:54.16
42 Jim Hodson 2006 Honda CBR 600c 20:03.49
43 David Milling 2006 Honda 600cc 20:03.52
44 Chris McGahan 2007 Yamaha R6 600c 20:05.98
45 Dave Madsen-Mygdal 2007 Yamaha R6 600c 20:07.19

Superstock Thursday practice results:

1 Bruce Anstey 2007 Suzuki GSXR 100 18:05.58
2 John McGuinness 2007 Honda Fireblade 18:12.79
3 Martin Finnegan 2007 MV Agusta 1000cc 18:12.91
4 Adrian Archibald 2007 Suzuki GSXR 100 18:21.40
5 Mark Parrett 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 18:27.78
6 Guy Martin 2007 Honda 1000cc 18:29.89
7 Ian Hutchinson 2007 Honda CBR 1000 18:33.34
8 Conor Cummins 2007 Yamaha YZF R1 18:35.51
9 Ryan Farquhar 2007 Kawasaki ZX10 18:37.88
10 Gary Carswell 1000 Suzuki GSXR 100 18:42.82
11 Ian Armstrong 2007 Suzuki GSX K7 1 18:44.80
12 Les Shand 2007 Yamaha YZF R1 18:58.49
13 Dan Stewart 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 19:04.02
14 Steve Plater* 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 19:07.18
15 Davy Morgan 2007 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:07.90
16 Nigel Beattie 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 19:16.32
17 John Burrows 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:18.27
18 Mark Buckley 2006 Yamaha YZF R1 19:19.15
19 Liam Quinn 2006 Yamaha R1 1000 19:29.94
20 John Barton 2007 Suzuki K7 1000cc 19:31.40
21 George Spence 2005 Yamaha YZF R1 19:31.78
22 David Coughlan 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100 19:37.26
23 Chris Palmer 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 19:39.57
24 Robert Barber* 2005 Suzuki GSXR 750 20:00.35
25 Christer Miinin* 2006 Suzuki GSXE 100 20:00.88
26 Derran Slous 2005 Suzuki GSXR 750 20:13.73


Senior Thursday practice results:

1 David Coughlan 2005 Yamaha R1 1000 19:11.89
2 John Crellin 2002 Suzuki GSX 1000 19:44.86
3 Steve Linsdell 2001 Paton PG500RC 20:53.55