TT practice rained off as severe storm hits Isle of Man

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The second night of practice for the 2015 Isle of Man TT – and the first night of track action for the superbike, supersport and superstock bikes – has been rained off, after a severe storm forecast to hit the Island arrived exactly on time.

With heavy rain and gusts of wind up to 60mph, not only has practice been affected but the Mountain Road has also been closed to all traffic until at least tomorrow morning. Furthermore, there are numerous reports of trees down across the Isle.

However, with the forecast due to pick up for tomorrow before turning into a mini heatwave for the remainder of the fortnight, TT organisers are hoping to get tomorrow night’s practice away on time.

Tomorrow’s session is currently scheduled to start at 1800 with superbikes, superstock and supersport scheduled to get away at 1820 followed by supersport, and lightweight from 1910. The Sidecar session is due to start at 2000.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer