TT 2019: Cummins fastest, disaster for Dunlop - Bikesport News

TT 2019: Cummins fastest, disaster for Dunlop

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Manxman Conor Cummins set the quickest Superbike lap of TT 2019 Sunday practice held in sketchy conditions this afternoonm, putting in a 128.92mph to edge out overall fastest man Dean Harrison.

Cummins, on the Milenco by Padgetts Honda Fireblade, led Silicone Kawasaki’s Harrison by a little over five seconds after the Yorkshireman was short-lapped on his final lap of 128.21.

Harrison had set fastest overall sectors from Ramsey to Cronky-ny-Mona but was brought into the pits early as the TT Zero bikes were coming up the ramp. His best lap was set at the start of the session as he broke the timing beam at 128.29mph.

It was disaster for Tyco BMW’s Michael Dunlop who broke down at the Mountain Box on his first lap and he was unable to get back to the pits for any more track time, and may have to go into the RST Superbike race with no more qualifying available, depending on tomorrow’s schedule.

Honda’s David Johnson charged into third with a late lap of 128.23mph to push veteran Michael Rutter into fourth place on a 127.55mph lap with Jamie Coward only just behind on a 127.22. James Hillier was next along, setting a 125.36 from a standing start.

Peter Hickman finally completed a lap on the Smiths BMW after suffering electronic problems on Tuesday. The lap record holder set a 125.04mph from a standing start.

Sam West ended in eighth place with john McGuinness ninth and Brian McCormack completing the top ten.

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