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Wednesday Practice Report 20 August 2008

In contrasting conditions to last nights practice session, riders were greeted with dry sunny conditions, as the second session of the 2008 Manx Grand Prix got underway a few minutes late, after having moved marshals to various points on the course.

The first part of the session saw Senior, Junior and Newcomers A in action in what were described as near perfect conditions, as Brian Spooner on his 349cc Yamaha and Ryan McCay were the first pair away.

First to complete a lap was Scott Wilson on his Senior 750cc Suzuki in a time of 19m 31.48s, a speed of 115.945mph, which proved to be the fastest lap of the session. Next was the Junior machine of Ryan McCay on his 600cc Suzuki in a time of 19m 47.92s a speed of 114.341mph, also the fastest lap of the class. Both came in at the end of the lap.

Scott Wilson jumped straight on to his Junior machine and set off for a second lap and Newcomers A was headed by Kevin Fitzpatrick with a lap in 21m 01.43s a speed of 107.678mph.

Then followed the Classics, Lightweights, Ultra Lightweights and Newcomers C.

The quickest in the second second practice session were:

Lightweight MGP

Nigel Moore 250 Honda 20m 48.66s 108.779mph

Ultra Lightweight MGP

Rab Davie 400 Honda 21m 18.58s 106.235mph

Newcomers C

Daniel Kneen 400 Honda 22m 31.73s 100.484mph

Junior Classic

Chris McGahan 350 Honda 22m 52.54s 98.961mph

Senior Classic

Ryan Farquhar 498 Paton 20m 42.50s 109.318mph

Lightweight Classic

David Smith 246 Yamaha 24m 30.20s 92.388mph

The chequered flag was displayed to riders at 8.10pm

A total of 317 machines passed through scrutineering this evening. Tuesday evening saw 314 machines and on Monday 193 when the session was cancelled after the speed controlled lap.

There were three incidents this evening, Junior competitor James Redpath came off at the Waterworks, was seen by a Paramedic and was OK. Carl Roberts was off at the Bungalow and Air Med to Nobles for a check over, whilst Anthony Redmond fell at Governor's Bridge and was OK.

An update on Tuesday evenings casualties; Andrew Neil has a broken finger, and Doug Snow suffered a broken ankle.

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