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TT 2017: Sunday racing looking likely

Published: 31 May 2017

Updated: 31 May 2017

The Isle of Man TT’s Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has said he is expecting to have to postpone Saturday’s opening Superbike and Sidecar races until Sunday with poor weather expected to interfere with the practice schedule over the next few days.

Tonight’s session was brought to an early end due to low mist on parts of the course meaning riders have only had one full night’s practice so far this TT. With showers forecast for Thursday and Friday evening, this could mean Tuesday’s session and tonight’s one and a half laps could be the only practice riders have had before racing is scheduled to get underway.

However, with forecasts looking better for Saturday and Sunday, Thompson and his team are considering pushing racing back to Sunday and running extra practice sessions in the allotted road closure times on Saturday.


While no decision has yet been made on whether this will be the case, Thompson has suggested he’s expecting it will.

“If I was a betting man, I’d be getting down to the bookies and putting £50 on a Sunday race,” he said. “No decision has been made just yet, we’ll be looking at that depending on what happens over the next few nights.” 

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