31/05/2005

Archibald sets early pace at TT practice

Ballymoney rider Adrian Archibald was the first to set the pace in Monday night’s second practice session of the week for the 2005 Isle of Man TT Races.

A three-time TT winner, Archibald set the pace for the evening with a speed of 122.126 miles an hour on his Superbike Suzuki. Close behind, also on his Superbike, was ultimate lap record holder John McGuinness at 121.965.

Archibald went even faster on his second practice lap – at 122.930 – but McGuinness topped that with a lap at 125.041, which was to prove the fastest of the night. Ryan Farquhar then recorded a speed of 123.368 on his Superbike Kawasaki to move in behind McGuinness.

Archibald later switched to his Superstock Suzuki and led the class at 121.899 followed by Richard Britton at 119.787 and Bruce Anstey (119.571). Farquhar’s 120.969 on his Kawasaki was fastest in the Supersport class with McGuinness (119.808) and Martin Finnegan (119.460) close behind.

(MB/SP)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

29 July 2021
Communities Minister Will 'Work At Pace' To Deliver New Stadium
The Department of Communities will be "working at pace" to deliver a new stadium at Casement Park following the completion of the planning approval process, Minister Deirdre Hargey has said.
25 November 2021
Trauma Informed Practice Training For NI's School System
A new training programme focusing on raising awareness of trauma and its potential impacts on children has been announced at Fane Street Primary School. The training provides an opportunity for the entire education sector workforce of approximately 60,000 staff members to improve their understanding of trauma.
15 July 2021
DUP Leader Sets Out 'Seven Tests' On NI Protocol
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP has set out Seven Tests for any new arrangements the Government would announce regarding the Northern Ireland Protocol. The DUP Leader said that these tests are "grounded not in a unionist wish list, but in promises that have already been made in one form or another, to the people of Northern Ireland".
03 March 2020
Jobs Boost As Australian Firm Sets Up In Co Tyrone
An Australian manufacturing company has chosen Dungannon as the location for its new manufacturing facility in an investment that will create seven jobs. Dynamic Equipment, based in Adelaide, had offices in the US and Malaysia before taking the decision to establish operations in Northern Ireland.
17 November 2021
Appeal For Information After Teenager 'Grabbed From Behind'
The PSNI have issued an appeal for information after a teenage girl was reportedly "grabbed from behind" by an unknown male. According to police, the 19-year-old girl was walking through Wedderburn Park in Finaghy at around 4/45pm on Monday 15 November, when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male.