TT 2017: Revised race schedule announced
Isle of Man TT bosses have announced a new race schedule in response to the weather having wreaked havoc with this week’s planned practice sessions.
Just Tuesday practice has run so far this week with riders only able to get one lap in Wednesday’s session as poor weather rolled in across the course.
Rain on Thurday saw a further cancellation, forcing race bosses to re-consider the planned schedule for racing with riders only having completed a handful of laps of the gruelling 37.73-mile course so far.
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With the weather forecast much more favourable for the weekend, practice will go ahead as planned on Friday but significant changes have been made to the race schedule to allow for extra practice laps while the roads are closed on Saturday.
The opening Superbike place, originally scheduled to take place on Saturday morning, will now set off at 2pm on Sunday ahead of a number of practice laps.
The schedule changes includes alterations to Monday’s schedule too, with the Supersport race setting off in the morning ahead of the opening sidecar race which was due to go on Saturday. The Superstock race now moves to Tuesday.
Wednesday onwards remains as scheduled.
ISLE OF MAN TT – REVISED RACE SCHEDULE
Friday 2nd June
Practice as scheduled
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
12:15: SUPERSTOCK RACE (4 LAPS)
14:15: SIDECAR PRACTICE (2 LAPS)
15:40: LIGHTWEIGHT PRACTICE (1 LAP)
15:55: TT ZERO PRACTICE (1 LAP)
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