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Harrison leads the way in TT 2019 first qualifying session

Sunday 26 May 2019
Dean Harrison at the first qualifying session of TT 2019

The postponed first qualifying session of the 2019 Isle of Man TT took place in blustery but sunny conditions on Sunday afternoon.

Once the newcomers - solos and sidecars - had completed their obligatory guided sighting lap, the supersport and lightweight qualifying got underway. Solo newcomers were also permitted to take part, having their first chance to get to know the course in racing conditions. 

2018 sensation Dean Harrison unsurprisingly topped the day's times with a best lap of 126.09mph, out of the six he completed on the Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki ZX6R.

On his MD Racing Honda CBR600RR bike, Michael Dunlop managed 123.90mph, Conor Cummins went round at an average of 123.71mph on his fifth lap of the session and Jamie Coward and Gary Johnson also impressed.

Coward proved even more formidable on the lower powered lightweight machine clocking a very impressive 119.96mph, pushing last year's class winner Michael Dunlop into second on the day at 118.52mph and RC Express Racing new recruit Paul Jordan repaid the team's faith at 117.45mph.

Meanwhile, John McGuinness, who completed his first qualifying laps as a Norton rider recorded a best of 111.77mph.

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