Sidecar practice was marred by a double fatality. Bill Currie and Kevin Morgan both lost their lives when they crashed their Yamaha outfit at Ballacrye on the first lap of practice.
The session was immediately red-flagged and sidecar practice was abandoned.
Currie, 67 from Ellesmere Port, was an experienced competitor who first competed at the TT in 1969. He finished eighth in last year’s races; with his best ever lap of 107.94mph.
Morgan 59, from Shewsbury, made his TT debut in 1984. This was the first year the pair had raced together.
Currie was divorced with two children. Morgan was single.