Ben Wylie pipped Ian Pattinson by two places in Thursday’s Supersport session. Both riders were happy with the set up on their bikes and returned their best 600 times of the week. Wylie’s time was 119.2 mph and Pattinson’s was 119.1mph.
On the Superbikes, Pattinson led the way with a 119.6mph lap, two mph down on yesterday’s best of 121.7 mph and Wylie returned a 119.2mph lap.
As well as the excellent Supersport times, the big breakthrough was with Ben Wylie’s Superbike. All week the team had struggled to find a workable set up which gave acceptable straight line stability over high speed bumps, and tonight that was found. A fork rebuild and lighter front spring rate appeared to solve the problem and further work in this area tomorrow should finesse it.
The team were happy to record another 6 laps tonight, taking the total to 32 laps, all trouble free. Tomorrow will be the last chance to make minor alterations before the superbike race planned for Saturday. The Team and riders were pleased with tonight’s progress.