100th Loudon Classic: Narbonne Quickest In Friday Morning Practice

100th Loudon Classic: Narbonne Quickest In Friday Morning Practice

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Shane Narbonne, the 10-time and defending Champion, unofficially led practice for the 100th Loudon Classic Presented by NEMRR, Friday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Riding his Pirelli-shod 64 Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R6, Narbonne lapped the 1.6-mile road course in 1:10.996 to lead Group 8 and Group 8A practices, the sessions in which most of the Loudon Classic competitors are in.

“Pre-Qualifying” sessions for Loudon Classic competitors will be held Friday evening, then the top 48 riders from Friday will advance to Qualifying sessions on Saturday morning.

The 25-lap 100th Loudon Classic is scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 17.

Friday Morning Notes:

Multi-time Loudon Classic Champion Scott Greenwood is not competing in the 100th Loudon Classic due to a lingering shoulder injury suffered while playing hockey in 2022. Greenwood is, however, helping his son Samuel Greenwood this weekend.

Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC is fielding PJ Jacobsen on a Panigale V2 that the New Yorker never saw before he threw a leg over it Friday morning. Jacobsen rode a stock Panigale V2 on Dunlop Sportmax Slicks on Thursday, but before that the 29-year-old said the last time he rode at NHMS was on a 125cc GP bike when he was 11 years old.

Richie Escalante highsided his Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750 coming out Turn Six during practice, but the Mexican rider was not injured. According to his team, Escalante was on pace to do a 1:10 lap time.

 

100th Loudon Classic Presented by NEMRR

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, New Hampshire

June 16, 2023

Unofficial Group 8 and 8A Practice Two Results:

  1. Shane Narbonne (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:10.996
  2. Eric Wood (Duc 848 EVO), Dunlop, 1:11.643
  3. Richie Escalante (Suz GSX-R750), Dunlop, 1:11.680, crash
  4. Wesley Lakis (Tri Street Triple 675), 1:11.729
  5. Tyler Scott (Suz GSX-R750), Dunlop, 1:11.805
  6. Stefano Mesa (Pierobon X80/Ducati 848), Pirelli, 1:11.974
  7. Josh Hayes (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:12.196
  8. Eli Block (Yam YZF-R6), Michelin, 1:12.499
  9. PJ Jacobsen (Duc Panigale V2), Dunlop, 1:12.515
  10. Tyler Sweeney (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:12.590
  11. Teagg Hobbs (Suz GSX-R750), Dunlop, 1:12.686
  12. Eziah Davis (Yam YZF-R6), 1:12.778
  13. Blake Davis (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:13.775
  14. Jacob Crossman (Apr RS 660), 1Dunlop, :13.846
  15. Samuel Greenwood (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:14.210
  16. Harlan Hildebrand (Kaw YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:14.274
  17. Max Flinders (Yam YZF-R6), 1:14.858
  18. Joseph LiMandri, Jr. (Yam YZF-R6), 1:14.905
  19. Ian Beam (Tri Daytona 675R), 1:14.931
  20. Carl Soltisz (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:14.965
  21. Brandon Paasch (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:14.986
  22. Paul Duval (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:15.350
  23. David Dayon (Duc 848 EVO), 1:15.372
  24. Bryan Wardius (Yam YZF-R6), 1:15.465
  25. JC Camacho (Kaw ZX-6R), Pirelli, 1:16.034
  26. Wojciech Kasperuk (Yam YZF-R6), 1:16.054
  27. Justin Landry (Yam YZF-R6), 1:16.816
  28. Marcelo Lautert, 1:16.916

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