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TT 2017: What Can You Do About The Weather! – Today’s Mountain Course Action Abandoned

Once again at TT 2017, where left saying what can do you about the weather! as heavy rain and strong gale force winds, have curtailed today’s race/practice action, around the Mountain Course.

The Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock race, was scheduled to get underway, from 12:15 PM. Just some of the anticipated front runners within the four lap race, included practice week pace setter Ian Hutchinson, Dan Kneen, Bathams SMT Racing’s Michael Rutter, James Hillier, Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman.

Lots of attention, was also set to be focused upon Suzuki’s GSX-R 1000, piloted by the likes of Monster Energy Supersport race 1 winner Michael Dunlop, Gary Johnson and reigning Irish road race Superbike champion, Derek Sheils.

A new updated schedule, for the rest of race week, is set to be announced soon.

With no Superstock race today, the standings within the Joey Dunlop Championship remain the same, with Ian Hutchinson and Peter Hickman, tied on 36 points, whilst Horst Saiger leads the Privateers Championship, by 11 points over nearest challenger, Sam West.

Words by Stevie Rial