CONOR Cummins clocked the quickest time of the day in the Superbike class as bikes finally got back on circuit this afternoon.
The Milenco by Padgett’s Honda rider pipped Superstock pace-setter Peter Hickman to the fastest time of the day with a 128.92 to Hicky’s 128.50 as high winds continued to play havoc.
Following the opening laps of the afternoon as the sidecars hit the course, the big bikes and Supersport machines got back on track for the first time since Tuesday as Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s sessions had all been binned courtesy of bad weather.
Tuesday’s pace-setter Dean Harrison and Cummins continued their tit-for-tat as they traded the lead over their first sectors, but Cummins emerged quickest after the two stuck in flying laps as the Manxman set a 128.92 to Silicone Engineering Kawasaki man Harrison’s 128.29.
But Hickman, who had suffered mechanical woes on Tuesday which cut his track time, went out on his Smith’s BMW stocker and clocked a 128.50mph lap to split Harrison and Cummins and finish the day second quickest.
The reigning Senior winner looked on to notch up the fastest time of the day outright on his Stocker, but dropped about 16sec on the way down the mountain and had to settle for the runner-up spot overall instead.
Meanwhile in the Supersport ranks, Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston set the 600 pace with a 122.93 to lead RAF Regular and Reserves Triumph man Gary Johnson, who controlled much of the session with his 122.59. PreZ Racing’s Jamie Coward set a 121.33 to go third quickest ahead of Harrison with a 121.17.
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