TT 2014: Anstey and Molyneux quickest in opening practice

Bruce Anstey

New Zealand's Bruce Anstey set the quickest time in the opening practice session at the Isle of Man TT races in sunny and dry conditions on Monday.

Anstey set the pace with a lap of 127.473mph just edging out fellow Honda rider John McGuinness, whose best lap was 126.355mph.

Gary Johnson, Michael Dunlop and brother William all set 125mph laps on the 37.5 mile TT Course.

Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance
Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance topped the sidecar times

Meanwhile, Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance topped the sidecar charts.

Molyneux and Farrance set their quickest ever opening night speed of 114.350mph.

The Dunlop brothers topped the Superstock times with last year's four-time winner Michael's lap of 123.239mph seeing him seven seconds clear of older brother William.

Gary Johnson topped the Supersport timesheet at 122.619mph.

Elsewhere, Peter Hickman impressed with the fastest-ever lap by a debutant on the opening night of practice at 115.103mph.

Fellow British Superbike star Martin Jessop was hot on his heels with a 113.293mph lap.

Tony Thirkell and Nigel Barlow were reported to have had an incident at Sulby Bridge and while Thirkell was unhurt, Barlow was taken by air ambulance to Nobles Hospital with reported ankle injuries.

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