Honda TT Legends rider John McGuinness increased the
tempo even further in the superbike class during Tuesday practice on the Mountain course, lapping at a
The 40-year-old from Morecambe, a double winner in the Superbike and
Senior races a year ago, bettered his 128mph lap from Monday to retain
his position at the top of the time-sheets on the CBR1000RR Fireblade.
However, the 17-times TT winner - who holds the outright lap record at
131.578mph - was hotly pursued by Australian rider Cameron Donald on
Wilson Craig's Honda, whose fastest lap was 129.023mph.
Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin improved significantly from Monday evening as
he put the hammer down on the GSX-R1000 with an average speed of
British Superbike rider Michael Rutter was fourth on the Bathams Kawasaki at 126.830mph followed
by Michael Dunlop on the Hunts Motorcycles/McAdoo Honda at 126.602mph and Bruce Anstey (Padgetts Honda), who rounded out the leading six in
the Superbike class at 125.974mph.
His Padgetts Honda team-mate Gary Johnson was next at 125.841mph
followed by Ryan Farquhar (KMR Kawasaki) at 125.197mph.
William Dunlop on his Superstock machine was ninth fastest overall on
Wilson Craig's Honda (125.189mph).
Ian Mackman was out for the first time on the new Norton V4 machine and posted a more than respectable lap of 112.36mph.
Ulster road racing stars William and Michael Dunlop and Farquhar
really made their presence felt on Tuesday.
Craig Honda rider William topped the Supersport times but only
just from brother Michael, while Farquhar set the pace in the
Lightweight Supertwin class.
William - a winner in the class for the first time at the North West 200
- edged out Michael, a former Supersport winner at the TT in 2009, with
a best lap at 124.770mph compared to his younger brother's average speed