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TT 2019: Low Cloud, Mist Force Cancellation Of Saturday Evening’s Practice Session

Tonight’s opening timed practice session of the 2019 TT Races, has officially been called off due to low cloud, mist and all round inclement weather embarking upon the Mountain Course.

Speaking via Twitter, Clerk of The Course, Gary Thompson MBE BEM stated about this evening’s competition being cancelled:

“Tonight’s first practice is unfortunately cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Low cloud and mist is affecting the TT Course and is unlikely to improve.”

Thompson went onto add that today’s scheduled action, will now take place tomorrow with practice beginning from 1:30 PM, with roads closing at 1:00 PM.

As long as the weather holds, everything goes to plan, newcomers such as David Datzer, Lukas Maurer, Ray Casey, Jonathan Goetschy, Daniel Mettam and Ryan Crowe/Callum Crowe will gain their first laps tomorrow of the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.

Additionally the likes of Michael Dunlop, Dean Harrison, Conor Cummins, James Hillier, Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness, Davey Todd, Derek McGee, Michael Rutter and Gary Johnson are all scheduled to open their latest TT ventures.

If practice goes ahead tomorrow, fingers crossed! a notable non participant due to his British Superbike Championship commitments, will be Superstock, Senior, outright lap record holder Peter Hickman.

Words by Stevie Rial