Johnston, Cummins and Hickman set the pace in Sunday’s Qualifying

by Ryan Lilly

Lee Johnston (Supersport) Connor Cummins (Superbike) and Peter Hickman (Superstock) all set the fastest times in their sessions respectively for Sunday qualifying.

TT action finally resumed on the Isle Of Man, after four nights of delays on the island. Practice got underway on a blustery Sunday evening with the Sidecars opening the evening before Supersport, Superstock and Superbike got underway with their sessions. The TT Zero class then rounded out the evening.

Johnston, onboard the Ashcourt Yamaha R6, set a time of an 18:24.957, three seconds faster than Gary Johnson. James Hillier was third quickest with Jamie Coward and Dean Harrison rounding out the top five.

Hickman didn’t go out in the Supersport session, choosing to focusing on laps for the Superstock and Superbike classes instead

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In the Superstock session, Peter Hickman was fastest, taking his Smiths BMW around the Mountain Course in 17:37.039s. He set an average speed of 128.50 mph and was 11.034 seconds quicker than local rider Connor Cummins. Gary Johnson also featured in the top three, ending his two laps onboard the 1000cc machine 29.840 seconds behind Peter Hickman. Completing the top five was James Hillier and Michael Rutter.

Connor Cummins also set a blistering pace in the Superbike class, topping the session with a time of 17:33.556 seconds, +05.182 seconds quicker than one of the fan favourites Dean Harrison.

David Johnson completed the top four with Michael Rutters Honda RC213V in fifth place. Peter Hickman had two laps onboard the BMW, ending the session in seventh place behind Coward and Hillier.

Michael Dunlop retired at the Mountain Box on his opening lap of Superbike practice on the Tyco BMW.

John Holden and Lee Cain topped the sidecar session, just half a second faster than the Birchall brothers whilst Michael Rutter was quickest in the TT Zero class.

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