Anstey Sets Unofficial TT Zero Lap Record in 2nd Qualifying
2014 TT Zero Lap Record
Bruce Anstey not only finished just outside the podium in the opening solo race of the 2014 Isle of Man TT – the Dainese TT – he also set a new outright lap record of 132.298 mph (Valvoline Honda CBR1000RR).
And Anstey continued impressing at the second qualifying for the TT Zero on the 37.73-mile Snaefell Mountain Course. Aboard the Muten, the New Zealand pilot posted a 112.355 mph average speed, a new unofficial lap record for the TT class.
His Mugen teammate also took the opportunity for a lap and was marginally outside Michael Rutter’s lap record (109.675) set last year. Robert Wilson (Sarloea Racing), Mark Miller (Vercarmoto) and George Spence (Kingston) also completed electric bike laps this evening.
Earlier in the evening, Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson opted to give the riders a chance to practice on their Superstock machines ahead of Monday’s race as well as their Supersport and Lightweight and a number of riders took up the option.
Guy Martin again emphasised his quality after his Superbike podium with a 127.22 mph lap in the Superstock qualifying while Bruce Anstey, Lee Johnson and Michael Dunlop were all over 126 mph.
In the Lightweight qualifying session Ryan Farquhar was the fastest on the night with a lap of 116.84, still outside Ivan Lintin’s time from Tuesday evening, with Olie Linsdell powering the stunning Paton to a similar speed (116.23).
Gary Johnson posted a pair of quick laps in the Supersport class (125.72 and 125.16) with Josh Brookes, William Dunlop, Ian Hutchinson, MIchael Rutter and Dean Harrison all posting 123mph+ laps