2016 Isle of Man TT Practice Results, Thursday, June 2
For the second-straight day of 2016 Isle of Man TT qualifying, 11-time TT winner Michael Dunlop dominated the 37.73-mile Mountain Course. The BMW S1000RR pilot was the first to break 131mph on Wednesday, and the first – and only – to break 132mph on Thursday.The conditions were perfect around the entire Mountain Course for Thursday evening practice. Dunlop capitalized on the clear weather to earn the top times in the Superbike and Superstock classes. In Superbike, the Ulsterman piloted his Hawk Racing BMW to a quickest average lap of 132.36mph; in Superstock, Dunlop posted a 131.336mph aboard the MD Racing BMW, a new unofficial record in Superstock.
Next up in the Superbike class was the man who led Monday and Tuesday practices – 11-time winner Ian Hutchinson. And “Hutchy” was on yet another BMW, the Tyco BMW S1000RR. The Brit stopped the clocks at 131.661mph. BMW S1000RR machinery led every Superbike session so far during practice so far for the 2016 TT.John McGuinnes was third quickest aboard his Honda Racing CBR1000RR SP Fireblade. The 23-TT winner, who continues to chase the late Joey Dunlop’s record of 26 TT wins, posted a best lap of 131.116mph. he was followed closely by teammate Conor Cummins (129.986mph) and Silicone Engineering Kawasaki’s Dean Harrison (129.968).Rounding out the top 10 were Quattro Plant Kawasaki’s James Hillier (128.555); East Coast BMW’s Lee Johnston (128.342); Bathams SMT BMW’s Michael Rutter (128.340); Norton Motorcycles’ David Johnson (128.323); and IC Racing Yamaha’s William Dunlop (128.000).Valvoline Racing by Padgett’s Motorcycles Bruce Anstey, who will pilot an RC213V-S MotoGP replica during the 2016 Isle of Man TT, finished 12th in Superbike with a 127.787mph.The IOM TT reports that Anstey had crashed Keppel Gate. Although he was reported to be unhurt, he was flown to the hospital for a precautionary check over. He is expected to line up in Friday’s final qualifying session ahead of Saturday’s opening RST Superbike TT.In Superstock, Dunlop was followed by Bathams SMT Racing’s Michael Rutter, who posted a quickest lap time of 127.815mph. The top five in Superstock Isle of Man TT qualifying was completed by Devitt Race Express Racing Kawasaki’s Ivan Lintin (127.765); RTR & JVC Racing Kawasaki’s Daniel Hegarty (126.971); and Jackson Racing Honda’s Steve Mercer (126.946).In the Supersport class, East Coast Construction Triumph’s Lee Johnston topped the time sheets with a 124.838mph, followed by Team Traction Control’s Ian Hutchinson (124.223) and Jackson Racing Honda’s John McGuinness (123.478).In Lighweight TT qualifying, Bathams SMT Racing Kawasaki’s Michael Rutter led with 118.054mph. He was followed by CCM Motorsport Paton’s Stefano Bonetti (116.220) and KMR Kawaskai’s Danny Webb (116.140).Another round of qualifying gets underway at 6:20 p.m. Friday, ahead of the opening RST Superbike race (six laps) Saturday.For additional information, visit Ultimate MotorCycling’s Isle of Man TT page.
2016 Isle of Man TT Thursday Qualifying, June 3 – Photo Gallery
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.