Dean Harrison has topped Tuesday night practice ahead of the 2019 Isle of Man TT as the 1000cc bikes got their maiden outing of the year.

Following cancellation of Monday night’s practice due to poor weather, a dry and sunny sky greeted Tuesday practice with Harrison, quickest on Sunday’s Supersport session, taking top spot with a 129.53mph using his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki while also leading the Superstock class with a 129.34mph lap of the Mountain course.

In the Supersports Peter Hickman, fresh from British Superbike action at Donington Park this weekend, led the efforts 123.92mph on the Smiths Triumph.

But the outright lap record holder hit trouble throughout practice when he suffered a technical issues on his Superstock machine, pulling off at Quarter Bridge, before returning to the pits for his Triumph. Hickman later endured an issue with his Superbike, stopping at Kirk Michael, which ended his running for the evening.

Conor Cummins grabbed the second-fastest time in the Superbike class on the Padgett Honda with a 128.09mph ahead of James Hillier on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki on a 128.07mph.

18-time TT winner Michael Dunlop slotted his Tyco BMW into fourth place with a 126.93mph.

Jamie Coward topped the Lightweight class with a 119.96mph ahead of Dunlop (118.52mph) and Paul Jordan (117.45mph).

Ian Hutchinson endured a crash at the 11th milestone but was reported to be okay after his off on the Honda. Paul Williams fell at Governors but was also reported to be unhurt.

Jason Corcoran (Glen Helen) and Emmett Burke (Gooseneck) were taken to Nobles Hospital with respective neck and leg injuries.

Jamie Coward topped the Lightweight class with a 119.96mph ahead of Dunlop (118.52mph) and Paul Jordan (117.45mph)

Isle of Man TT qualifying sessions continue Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.

 

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