News TTXGP UK: Qualifying Report from Snetterton

TTXGP UK: Qualifying Report from Snetterton

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It’s a sunny day at Snetterton for the first practise of this weekends opening round of TTXGP UK championship, an early withdrawal from Imperial Universities entrant means nine bikes battled in out for pole position in today’s qualifying round at 5pm.

All the teams looked strong at they took to the track for the first time this morning with seasoned EV rider Jenny Tinmouth performing really well until a motor problem pulled her into the pits.

Swedish Rally princess, Annie Seel from Morris motorcycles tried to give Jenny a serious challenge on her new Mavizen TTX02.

At the end of the day, Jenny Tinmouth grabed poll position, followed by Tork India in second place for tomorrow’s TTXGP UK Round One; Snetterton. A great day for India and for women riders.

Jenny Tinmouth pushing the bike despite being in poll position, lost the front end under braking and had an accident by the SS’s under the bridge, both rider and bike are well and fine respectively although the team will be pulling an all nighter fixing the machine. Her team mate Rob Moon has faired well on this, his first day on the bike. The team have made a some controller changes between practices and he is very happy with the result.

The Tork India boys are doing well, a very consistent performance has meant they are currently second place on the grid; a great result for them. After the first practice they adjusted part of the fairing to allow their rider to maximise his lean angles which appears to have done the job and given them a great result.

Controller issues plagued Man TTX today but the team are confident of resolving them in time for the race. James mcbride as ever putting on a stirling performance.

A software glitch in both Mavizen bikes resulted in unexpected throttle responses by the riders. This slowed down Morris Motorcycles and Electric Hussars however as the problem has been identified the teams are confident will be fixed by tomorrow.

Both Kingston and LiFeBATT teams are happy with the way the bikes are running, and are quietly confident of a good result.

MRB had a motor issue; overheating in the first practise, fixed this in time for the qualifier and are happy with the 2nd timeout. Probably the most relaxed team in the championship; a bit of tinkering with the gearing will see them fully prepped for tomorrows race.

P…..Rider…..Entrant/Sponsor………..Time Lap…..MPH

1…..Jenny TINMOUTH…..Team Agni……..1:24.90……82.77

2…..Jim LOVELL………Tork India…….1:29.10……78.87

3…..Rob MOON………..Team Agni……..1:32.24……76.18

4…..Pete WARD……….Electric Hussar..1:33.61……75.07

5…..James McBRIDE……ManTTX Racing….1:36.96……72.48

6…..Harry HARDI……..KingstonLiFeBATT.1:41.43……69.28

7…..Adam ALFERMAN……Kingston Uni…..1:46.74……65.83

8…..Russel LICENCE…..MRB Racing…….1:55.32……60.94

9…..Annie SEEL………Morris Motorcycle2:00.89……58.13

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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