TT: Practice & Race Schedule

Published: 26 May 2017

The wait is finally over, the 2017 Isle of Man TT gets underway tomorrow night with the Newcomers and Supersport class heading out for their first practice laps of the 37.73 mile mountain course.

After the record-busting TT of 2016, the build-up to this year’s event couldn’t have been more tense with Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson looking set to go head to head once again throughout the week.

However, it’s unlikely to be a tale of just two riders. A fit Bruce Anstey will compete once again on the exotic RC213V-S MotoGP replica, and after lapping in excess of 130mph last year, what can he do without having to deal with being battered from two heavy crashes?

Guy Martin returns to the mountain for the first time since 2015, and with the Honda Racing squad hopeful to have made a step forward after their recent test at Castle Combe, could he finally return to the sharp end after a difficult pre-season?

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Dean Harrison enjoyed a strong week last year with three podiums, he’ll be looking to better that this year while his close mate Lee Johnston will also be hoping for a strong week after suffering with injury in 2016. However, the Northern Irishman has left the Jackson Racing team to ride his own BMW machinery in the Superbike and Superstock classes and a Padgetts 600 in the Supersport.

The booming V4 Norton of Dave Johnson will set off from number one in the big bike class, Johnson almost clocked a 131mph lap on the Norton last year and looked set to go better until he binned it in the Senior TT. His team-mate, TT returnee Josh Brookes also has high expectations as he heads back to the Snaefell course for the first time since 2014.

However, notably absent from this year’s event will be TT legend John McGuinness, who misses the event this year for the first time since he made his debut in 1996.

Here’s how things shape up at present, but of course with weather and other delays, this schedule is bound to change. Keep up to date with the latest changes here at motorcyclenews.com, or join us on twitter @MCNSport.

PRACTICE WEEK

Saturday 27th May 17

CANCELLED

Monday 29th May 

CANCELLED

Tuesday 30th May 

18.20: SOLO NEWCOMERS 

18.22: SIDECAR NEWCOMERS

18.30-19.10: SPT/LWT QUALIFYINGSBK

19:15-19:55: SBK/STK/SPT QUALIFYING

20.00 to 2050: SIDECARS

Wednesday 31st May

18.20-19.40: SBK/STK/SPT QUALIFYING

19.45-20.40: SIDECAR QUALIFYING

20.40-20.50: TT ZERO PRACTICE (1 LAP)

Thursday 1st June
CANCELLED

Friday 2nd June

18.20: SBK/STK/SPT QUALIFYING

19.10: SPT/LWT/NEWCOMERS QUALIFYING

19.45: SIDECAR QUALIFYING 

20.40: TT ZERO QUALIFYING

RACE WEEK

Saturday 3rd June

10:40-12:00: SBK/STK/SPT/NEWCOMERS QUALIFYING 
12:05-13:05: SIDECAR QUALIFYING 
14:10-15:30: SPT/LWT/NEWCOMERS QUALIFYING 
15:40-16:30: SIDECAR PRACTICE 
16:35: SBK/STK/SPT 1 LAP PRACTICE 
17:00: TT ZERO PRACTICE 1 LAP

Sunday 4th June

14:00 SUPERBIKE RACE (6 laps) 
16:25 SIDECAR 1 LAP PRACTICE 
16:40: TT ZERO 1 LAP PRACTICE 

Monday 5th June 
10:45: SUPERSPORT RACE (4 LAPS) 
12:45: SUPERSTOCK PRACTICE (1 LAP)

14:15: SIDECAR RACE 1 (3 LAPS) 
15:50: SBK/STK/LWT PRACTICE (1 LAP) 
16:05: TT ZERO PRACTICE (1 LAP)

TUESDAY 6TH JUNE 
CANCELLED

Wednesday 7th June

10.45: Supersport Race (4 laps)

12.25: SIDECAR QUALIFYING (1 LAP)

13.45: Lightweight Race (4 laps)

15.40: SENIOR QUALIFYING (1 LAP)

Friday 9th June

12:15: TT Zero Race (1 lap)

13:15: Sidecar Race (3 laps)

14:15: Senior race (6 laps)

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