Festival of Motorcycling: Harrison and Dudgeon impress

Dean Harrison
Bradford's Dean Harrison set the fastest time of the week so far on his Kawasaki Superbike

Dean Harrison recorded the fastest lap of the 2016 Festival of Motorcycling on Thursday before the session was red flagged.

Despite cool conditions the 28-year-old from Bradford posted a lap of 123.580mph on his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki Classic Superbike.

The lap moves him ahead of Michael Dunlop who has been quickest in every other session this week.

Dunlop posted a lap of 120.51mph after making some chassis changes.

Gary Johnson and James Hillier both posted laps in excess of 122mph to move into the top five on the leader board and Bruce Anstey completed a lap at 121.18mph.

Manx Grand Prix
Andrew Dudgeon continued to impress in Manx Grand Prix practice.

Manx rider Ryan Kneen set the quickest lap in the Lightweight class at 111.63mph with only Ian Lougher and Anstey having gone faster.

Meanwhile, Isle of Man rider Andrew Dudgeon continued to impress in Manx Grand Prix practice with a lap of 118.96mph - his quickest of the week.

Tom Weedon (118.23mph), Barry Lee Evans (117.26mph) and Glenn Harrison (116.94mph) all improved on their lap times ahead of Wednesday's Junior Manx Grand Prix.

The session was later red flagged following an incident at Churchtown on the approach to Ramsey.

James Bucket was taken by helicopter to Noble's Hospital where he was reported to have fractures.

Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson ended the session after mist descended around the course.

Senior Classic Superbike

Dean Harrison - 123.580mph

Lightweight TT

Ian Lougher - 113.893mph

Classic TT

John McGuinness - 107.199

Junior Classic TT (350cc)

Michael Dunlop - 102.082mph

Manx Grand Prix

Andrew Dudgeon - 118.96mph

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