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TT Practice Update (Saturday 24 May 2003) 25 May 2003

Provisional lap times for last night's opening practice session are now available and show that the fastest lap was by Ryan Farquhar from Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, in the Scottish Life International 1000cc Production class.

He lapped in 19 minutes 14.1 seconds, an average speed of 117.69mph.

In the Duke Formula One, Farquhar - bidding to win his first TT - was again fastest in 19 minutes 58.4 seconds, an average of 113.34mph on the road-going version of the same machine.

There was celebration in the Valmoto Triumph camp when eight-times TT winner Jim Moodie from Glasgow topped the speeds in 20 minutes 01.7 seconds, an average of 113.03mph on the sparkling Daytona model.

Adrian Archibald - also looking for his first TT victory - headed the 600cc Production class in 20 minutes 20.5 seconds, an average speed of 111.29mph. The Ballymoney man is the official 600cc Junior lap record holder at 121.15mph on a Honda, but has switched to Suzuki this year.

Robert A. Price from Stroud topped the Lightweight 400cc class in 21minutes 47.2 seconds, an average speed of 103.91mph. Moodie has the lap record which has stood since 1993.

Michael Wilcox from Lincoln was the fastest in the Ultra Lightweight 125cc class,lapping in 22 minutes 24.5 seconds, an average speed of 101.02mph.

Finally, the sidecars were headed by veterans Roy Hanks and Dave Wells, who took the Rose Hanks Molyneux outfit round in 21 minutes 51.1 seconds, an average speed of 103.60mph.

With damp patches all around the course and mist descending over Snaefell Mountain the times were quite good, and the next practice session is scheduled for Monday morning.

The update on the casualties from Saturday night shows that all four competitors taken to Noble's Hospital have been discharged. Martin Hamberg and Daniel Jansen (Bedstead Corner), George Spence (Verandah) and Maryse Duval (Governor's Bridge) were all released after examination showed their condition was not as bad as at first feared.

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