The third Sidecar session of the 2016 Isle of Man TT races, fuelled by Monster Energy, got underway slightly later than scheduled at 7.57pm on Wednesday night.
Dave Molyneux/Daniel Sayle were first away and hoping to get their first proper flying lap in of the week, with Ben and Tom Birchall, John Holden/Andy Winkle and Ian Bell/Carl Bell the next to leave the line followed by Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance, the latter none the worse for wear having clipped the bank on the approach to Laurel Bank last night.
However, both Reeves/Farrance and the Birchalls had relatively slow opening laps while Molyneux was reported as having stopped at Sulby Bridge where he and Sayle were making adjustments.
Holden/Winkle were back first with a lap of 113.191mph, slightly quicker than their lap on Tuesday night, and they were fastest from the Bells who were again showing well at 112.113mph. Alan Founds/Aki Aalto were the only other outfit to break the 110mph barrier, with a speed of 111.300mph although Conrad Harrison/Jason Crowe were edging ever closer at 109.002mph.