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TT 2019: Superbike Sunday In Prospect, Following Anticipated Race Week Schedule Alterations

As predicted by many, the lack of track time accumulated by competitors during an ultra challenging practice week, has prompted a shake up in the TT 2019 race week schedule.

Saturday the 1st of June, originally the day intended to run the six lap RST Superbike race, will now become a day for competitors to bank track time a plenty, via practice sessions for all solo classes and the Sidecar fraternity, with action intended to get underway from 11:40 AM.

Sunday the 2nd of June, as long the schedule goes to plan, now has the honour of hosting the opening race of TT 2019, meaning that presently were on for a ‘Superbike Sunday’ treat.

Four times a Superbike TT champion, a fifth premier class TT crown on Sunday for Tyco BMW’s Michael Dunlop?

Photo by Nick Wheeler

The current schedule for Saturday, Sunday’s timed practice, race action, is as follows:

Saturday:

10:15 AM Barrule Park, Ramsey-Bungalow sections of TT course closes
10:30 AM Bungalow-Creg Ny Baa section of TT course closes
11:00 AM Remainder of TT course closes
11:40 AM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers practice

1:10 PM Sidecars practice
2:50 PM Supersport/Lightweight/Newcomers practice
3:45 PM Sidecars practice
4:10 PM 1 Lap Superbike/Superstock practice
4:30 PM 1 Lap TT Zero practice
5:30 PM Roads open around TT course, apart from Mountain section
6:30 PM Remainder of TT course open

Sunday:

12:00 PM Barrule Park, Ramsey-Bungalow sections of TT course closes
12:15 PM Bungalow-Creg Ny Baa section of TT course closes
12:45 PM Remainder of TT course closes
1:30 PM RST Superbike TT – 6 Laps
3:50 PM Locate.im Sidecar TT Race 1 – 3 Laps
5:30 PM Roads open around TT course, apart from Mountain section
6:30 PM Remainder of TT course re-opens

Words by Stevie Rial

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