IOMTT Final Qualifying Results 2012

June 1, 2012
Byron Wilson
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John McGuinness took the top spot in Superbike qualifying.
John McGuinness will start Superbike on Saturday in the number one position.

The third Isle of Man TT Races qualifying session opened to blue skies and sunshine, but had to be cut short after oil was found on the course at both Barregarrow and Ballaugh. Most riders were able to take advantage of the favorable conditions before the cancellation, but the entire Superbike session was cancelled. Honda TT Legend’s John McGuiness will head into Saturday’s Superbike race as the fastest rider of the week with the 130.079 mph average speed he set in Wednesday’s qualifier. He will be followed by Padgett’s MMCG Racing’s Bruce Antsey in second position and Wilson Craig Racing’s Cameron Donald in third.

“We hit the ground running this week,” said McGuinness. “We went out there on the first night when conditions were great and we just got stuck in. It’s not going to be easy but I’m ready to race and I’m well up for it. I’m starting number one so it’s just down to me, the stop watch and the track and hopefully we can stand in the winner’s enclosure.”

Luckily Sidecar, Lightweight, Superstock and Supersport were able to log laps before the session was cancelled on Friday. In Supersport, Wilson Craig Racing’s William Dunlop remained the top qualifier as no one, not even the man himself, could beat the 126.184 mph he set in Wednesday’s session. Michael Dunlop will head into Saturday’s race in second with a speed of 124.656 mph set earlier in the week. Wilson Craig Racing’s Cameron Donald earned the third spot with his performance on Friday, posting a 123.862 mph average speed, barely edging out Padgett’s MMCG Racing’s Anstey who was bumped down to fourth position with his 123.649 mph lap average set on Thursday.

Michael Rutter qualified to start in first position in Superstock.
Michael Rutter was fastest in Superstock qualifying and will start Superbike in fifth position on Saturday.

Batham’s Kawasaki rider Michael Rutter maintained his number one spot in Superstock with the commanding 128.072 mph speed he set on Thursday. The Kawasaki rider was followed by William Dunlop at 126.913 mph in second and Anstey at 126.856 in third. McGuinness captured fourth-place riding for Padgett’s MMCG Racing with Honda TT Legend’s Gary Johnson rounding out the top five.

Bournemouth Kawasaki’s James Hillier took advantage of the final qualifying day by posting a speed of 114.872 mph, putting himself second in the Lightweight class. It was just short of KMR Kawasaki’s Ryan Farquhar’s 115.398 mph set in Tuesday’s session which mean’s he’ll head into Saturday’s race in the number one Lightweight position. Michael Rutter, also riding for KMR Kawasaki in the Lightweights, sits in third with his speed of 113.149 set on Tuesday. Hillier topped the timesheet on Friday and it should be a tight race out front between the three Kawasaki riders, especially if conditions remain favorable.

In Sidecar Qualifying, Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance of DMR maintained their top qualifying spot with the 113.538 mph they set on Thursday. During Friday’s session, the DMR duo was outpaced by Gary Bryan and Jamie Winn of Baker Honda but not by enough to lose the overall qualifying position. The Baker Honda riders will start Saturday in third behind Tim Reeves and Dan Sayle of LCR Honda who posted a 112.808 mph run during Thursday’s session for second.

2012 Isle of Man TT Final Qualifying Superbike:
1. John McGuinness (Honda) 130.079mph
2. Bruce Anstey (Honda) 129.566mph
3. Cameron Donald (Honda) 129.075
4. Guy Martin (Suzuki) 128.866
5. Michael Rutter (Kawasaki) 128.072
6. James Hillier (Kawasaki) 127.811
7. Michael Dunlop (Honda) 127.546
8. Dan Stewart (Honda) 127.453
9. Simon Andrews (Honda) 127.376
10. Gary Johnson (Honda) 127.287

2012 Isle of Man TT Final Qualifying Supersport:
1. William Dunlop (Honda) 126.184mph
2. Michael Dunlop (Yamaha) 124.656mph
3. Cameron Donald (Honda) 123.862mph
4. Bruce Anstey (Honda) 123.649mph
5. Gary Johnson (Honda) 123.638mph
6. Dan Kneen (Suzuki) 123.081mph
7. Guy Martin (Suzuki) 122.639mph
8. John McGuinness (Honda) 122.383mph
9. Ian Lougher (Kawasaki) 121.361mph
10. Ryan Farquhar (Kawasaki) 121.246

2012 Isle of Man TT Final Qualifying Superstock:
1. Michael Rutter (Kawasaki) 128.072mph
2. William Dunlop (Honda) 126.913mph
3. Bruce Anstey (Honda) 126.856mph
4. John McGuinness (Honda) 126.159mph
5. Gary Johnson (Honda) 126.135mph
6. Ryan Farquhar (Kawasaki) 125.503mph
7. Guy Martin (Suzuki) 125.366mph
8. Dan Kneen (Suzuki) 124.830mph
9. David Johnson (Kawasaki) 124.648
10. Cameron Donald (Honda) 124.386

2012 Isle of Man TT Final Qualifying Lightweight:
1. Ryan Farquhar (Kawasaki) 115.398mph
2. James Hillier (Kawasaki) 114.872mph
3. Michael Rutter (Kawasaki) 113.149mph
4. Ian Lougher (Kawasaki) 113.023mph
5. Adrian Archibald (Kawasaki) 112.925mph
6. Cameron Donald (Kawasaki) 112.860mph
7. Ivan Lintin (Kawasaki) 111.831mph
8. Ben Wylie (Suzuki) 111.783mph
9. Russ Mountford (Kawasaki) 111.691mph
10. Dave Moffitt (Suzuki) 111.568mph

2012 Isle of Man TT Final Qualifying Sidecar:
1. Dave Molyneux/Patrick Farrance (DMR) 113.538mph
2. Tim Reeves/Dan Sayle (Honda) 112.808mph
3. Gary Bryan/Jamie Winn (Honda) 110.781mph
4. Conrad Harrison/Mike Aylott (Honda) 110.496mph
5. Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall (Honda) 110.027mph
6. Gregory Lambert/Jason Crowe (Honda) 108.696mph
7. John Holden/Andrew Winkle (Kawasaki) 108.028mph
8. Glyn Jones/Richard Murphy (Suzuki) 107.833mph
9. Douglas Wright/Martin Hull (Honda) 106.934mph
10. Robert Handcock/Ken Edwards (Honda) 106.179mph

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