It’s been a disruptive week on the Isle of Man for the 2019 TT races, with just two qualifying sessions going ahead in seven days. The Honda Racing team with Ian Hutchinson and David Johnson have been patiently waiting for the sun to shine and today there was action again around the Mountain course, where Johnson set the third fastest time in the Superbike class, aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.

Since last Saturday (25 May) only three sessions have been held, one of them being the Supersport/Lightweight/Newcomer last Sunday. In Tuesday’s first scheduled session Johnson impressed with his pace and was amongst the quickest in the Superbike and Superstock class – a feat the Australian was able to repeat today with a third place in the Superbike qualifying, posting a time of 17:39.206 mins (128.236 mph). Johnson also was quick on the Honda CBR600RR, posting the ninth fastest time in the Supersport class.

Teammate Hutchinson suffered a crash in Tuesday’s practice session at the 11th Milestone – the 16-time TT winner was left uninjured after the fall. This afternoon ‘Hutchy’ went straight out on the Fireblade in the Superbike class, and ended the qualifying session aboard the CBR600RR strong; setting the sixth fastest time.

Tomorrow (Monday 3 June) will be the first race day of the 2019 TT races with the RST Superbike Race (4 laps) scheduled to go at 10:45, the Monster Energy Supersport TT Race (4 laps) will follow and is scheduled to go ahead at 18:30 (all times local).

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Ian Hutchinson

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I guess I’m the only person who wanted the time off with the weather to give me time after the crash, but I also really need time on all three bikes. The team built a brand new Superbike which is very different to what we had before, so only having the two laps today before the race tomorrow is disappointing as we probably need some more time, but with the weather delays there's not much we can do. The CBR600RR is good and it was nice to get a feel back with the track although the conditions where far from perfect, fingers crossed for the race.

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David Johnson

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I actually didn’t feel fast today but the times back in the pits proved me wrong! It has been quite windy out there and coming on the Cronk-y-Voddy straight a guy had blown his engine directly in front of me and everything was covered in oil. Anyway, the Hondas are properly fast and I am feeling good out there, especially considering the small amount of practice time we have had this week. It would have been nice to get another lap or two, but if we are going to race tomorrow – no problem, I am looking forward to it and trying to give it my all.

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Jonny Twelvetrees

Jonny Twelvetrees

Team Manager

It has been a really challenging week of practice, which has been far from ideal really. Conditions have been tough and also with Ian’s crash earlier in the week he could do with more time. But saying this you can always do with more time in racing. I'm happy for Davo, he has been going really well in the limited sessions we've had and setting the third fastest time on the Superbike is a great sign ahead of the races tomorrow! We are ready to go and looking forward to it, as I am sure all the fans are too who have been waiting patiently.

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Isle of Man TT

Snaefell Mountain Course, Isle of Man

Road Racing 2019

Sunday 2 Jun 2019, 18:54 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lee Johnston 11 Ashcourt Racing Yamaha 18:24.957
2 Gary Johnson 7 RAF Regular & Reserves / Lee Hardy Racing Triumph +18:27.987
3 James Hillier 5 Quattro Plant Wicked Kawasaki Kawasaki +18:33.121
4 Jamie Coward 15 Prez Racing Yamaha +18:39.449
5 Dean Harrison 2 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki +18:40.975
6 Ian Hutchinson 4 Honda Racing Honda +18:41.322
7 Paul Jordan 17 RC Express Dafabet Devitt Racing Kawasaki +18:47.400
8 David Johnson 9 Honda Racing Honda +18:48.626
9 Derek McGee 12 B&W / Diamond Edge Cuttin Kawasaki +18:55.311
10 Derek Sheils 28 Roadhouse Macau Racing Yamaha +18:55.898
11 Daley Mathison 19 WH Racing in Partnership with Dynobike Yamaha +19:00.384
12 John McGuinness 3 Milenco Padgetts Motorcycles Honda +19:13.328
Sunday 2 Jun 2019, 18:53 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Conor Cummins 1 Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles Honda 17:33.556
2 Dean Harrison 2 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki +17:38.738
3 David Johnson 9 Honda Racing Honda +17:39.206
4 Michael Rutter 8 Bathams Racing Honda +17:44.925
5 Jamie Coward 15 Prez Racing Yamaha +17:47.703
6 James Hillier 5 Quattro Plant Wicked Coatings Kawasaki Kawasaki +18:03.519
7 Peter Hickman 10 Smiths Racing BMW BMW +18:06.253
8 Sam West 13 PRL Cyclestor.co.uk BMW +18:06.964
9 John McGuinness 3 Norton Motorcycles Norton +18:09.089
10 Brian McCormack 10 ON-1 Racing BMW +18:12.475
Tuesday 28 May 2019, 20:29 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dean Harrison 2 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki 17:30.197
2 David Johnson 9 Honda Racing Honda 17:52.643
3 Sam West 13 PRL Cyclestore.co.uk BMW 18:07.547
4 Lee Johnston 11 Ashcourt Racing BMW 18:11.075
5 Stefano Bonetti 23 Speed Motor BMW 18:11.186
6 Derek McGee 12 McGee/Doyne Racing Kawasaki 18:11.860
7 Michael Dunlop 6 MD Racing BMW 18:14.392
8 Daley Mathison 19 WH Racing in Partnership with Dynobike BMW 18:14.550
9 Peter Hickman 10 Smiths Racing BMW BMW 18:23.545
10 Rob Hodson 26 JGH Racing / VRS Recovery BMW 18:25.240
Tuesday 28 May 2019, 20:18 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dean Harrison 2 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki 17:28.610
2 Conor Cummins 1 Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles Honda 17:40.425
3 James Hillier 5 Quattro Plant Wicked Coatings Kawasaki Kawasaki 17:40.536
4 Michael Dunlop 6 Tyco BMW BMW 17:50.110
5 Michael Rutter 8 Bathams Racing Honda 17:53.894
6 Jamie Coward 15 Prez Racing Yamaha 17:54.671
7 David Johnson 9 Honda Racing Honda 17:56.339
8 Philip Crowe 14 Handtrans/NigelAppleyard/Agri Wash/Lee Jackson Air Con BMW 18:02.164
9 Ian Hutchinson 4 Honda Racing Honda 18:03.247
10 Daley Mathison 19 Penz13/SK Support BMW 18:05.119
Sunday 26 May 2019, 16:36 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dean Harrison 2 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki 17:57.196
2 Michael Dunlop 6 MD Racing Honda 18:16.276
3 Conor Cummins 1 Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles Honda 18:17.920
4 Jamie Coward 15 Prez Racing Yamaha 18:22.608
5 James Hillier 5 Quattro Plant Wicked Coatings Kawasaki Kawasaki 18:25.077
6 Gary Johnson 7 RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki 18:28.374
7 Lee Johnston 11 Ashcourt Racing Yamaha 18:32.922
8 Davey Todd 74 Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles Honda 18:34.510
9 Sam West 13 DTR Cyclestore.co.uk by PRL Yamaha 18:42.218
10 Derek McGee 12 B&W / Diamond Edge Cutting Kawasaki 18:42.495
11 Ian Hutchinson 4 Honda Racing Honda 18:47.756
12 David Johnson 9 Honda Racing Honda 18:55.336