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TT Practice News [b] (Evening Wednesday 28 May 2003) 28 May 2003

The fastest lap of the TT so far was set by Adrian Archibald from Ballymoney tonight. The 33-year-old blitzed round in 18 minutes 09.80 seconds, an average speed of 124.64mph. That bettered John McGuinness's 124.57mph by three-fifths of a second. Archibald also took over the leadershipof the 600cc Junior at 120.94mph and continues to top the 600 Production at 118.06mph from Monday.

In the Formula One class, Archibald's 124.64mph was the highlight of the session.

In the 1000cc Production class, David Jefferies upped his previous best by precisely one mile-an-hour from 121.57 to 122.57mph, an improvement of 9.1 seconds.

In the 600cc Junior class, Archibald did 120.94mph and improved on Ian Lougher's previous best 119.02mph by 18.06 seconds.

In the 600cc Production class, Archibald's 118.06mph from Monday remains the mark. Best on Wednesday was Bruce Anstey at 117.34mph.

In the 400cc Lightweight class, John Barton's 109.07mph from Monday was not bettered. Richard Britton's 108.31mph was the best on Wednesday.

In the 125cc Ultra-Lightweight class, Michael Wilcox again headed the class. His time tonight was 108.36mph , four seconds slower than his 108.71mph the night before.

In the Sidecar class, Dave Molyneux and Craig Hallam were again quickest. They did 111.68 on their opening lap, bettering by a small margin their 111.60 of the preceding night.

Incidents this evening included David Page off at Union Mills (OK), Karl Johunn crashed at Keppel Gate (OK), Carl Strand crashed at Cruickshanks Corner (OK), Russ Henley off at Signpost (cut finger), Ian Watson crashed at Douglas Road Corner, Kirk Michael (minor injuries). Tony Bosman crashed at Westwood Corner, on the approach to Michael Village, and received suspected major injuries.

The total number of machines scrutineered was 307.

The next practice is tomorrow afternoon.

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