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TT 2019: Full Day Of Practice Planned For Tomorrow, As Another Practice Session Falls Foul Of The Weather!

With more annoyingly constant inclement weather curtailing Thursday evening’s practice session, event organisers are now hoping to run a full day of practice tomorrow, with competition scheduled to begin from 1:00 PM with Superbike, Superstock, Supersport class competitors, plus event newcomers opening Friday’s timed practice action.

The full current schedule (weather permitting) for Friday’s competition on the Mountain Course, is as follows:

11:15 AM Mountain Road section of TT course closes
12:30 PM Rest of the TT course closes
1:00 PM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers practice
2:05 PM Supersport/Lightweight/Newcomers practice
3:00 PM Sidecars practice
4:30 PM Roads around Mountain Course open, except for Mountain Road section

6:00 PM Roads close
6:20 PM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers practice
7:55 PM Sidecars practice
8:40 PM TT Zero practice
9:30 PM Roads around Mountain Course open, except for Mountain Road section
10:30 PM All roads around TT course open

International Roads Jedi, maestro, you name it, Smiths Racing’s Peter Hickman. He desperately needs though more track time ahead of TT 2019 race week.

Photo by Mark Corlett

As aforementioned the schedule above is weather permitting, and the event organisers like Clerk of The Course Gary Thompson MBE BEM, teams, riders in particular like the Mountain Course debutants, plus racers like Peter Hickman who is a practice session down on his respected rivals, really need the weather lords help tomorrow, to gain much, much needed track time.

Words by Stevie Rial