Wednesday, May 31

Sheils sets a solid marker in first TT practice session

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Derek Sheils is currently the quickest Southern Irish rider following last night’s practice session. While many spent the evening on one machine and aiming for setup time, Derek managed an early outing on the Burrows Engineering Cookstown Supertwin to scope the track, which was damp in patches, before jumping on the Superbike for 3 laps and setting a 120.9 mph lap.

Alan Bonner also stretched the legs of the NW Racing BMW Motorrad S1000rr across the mountain with an impressive 119.5.

More results below and another report later from tonight’s practice.

23rd Derek Sheils – 120.9
33rd Alan Bonner – 119.5
41st Michael Sweeney – 118
50th Brian McCormack – 116.7


19th Michael Sweeney – 116
35th Adam McClean – 112.9
36th Brian McCormack – 112.8

Adam McClean had an excellent session as a newcomer! Ben Rea got 3 laps in and on the third up across the mountain circuit, managed a solid 111.5. Newcomer Paul Jordan also joined the “100mph lap” club by laying down a 103 on his third run.


Derek Sheils – 108.72

Words: Andy Quinn
Images: Baylon McGaughey\Jack Corry

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