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TT 2019: Teams, Racers Frustrated Again As Another Practice Session Is Defeated By Rain, Mist

Once again the weather lords haven’t been on the organisers, marshals, teams, racers side today, with Friday’s afternoon’s scheduled practice session cancelled, following yet another bout of rain, mist, fog descending upon the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.

Clerk of The Course Gary Thompson MBE BEM, who has a job that not many worldwide would want at this moment in time, stated via Twitter about today’s afternoon timed practice action been null and void.

“You have probably heard already but this afternoons qualifying session, is a non-starter due to the low cloud base on the Mountain and the very wet roads all around the TT Course.

I guess at some stage it would be nice to see and hear some bikes.”

The provisional for tonight’s practice action (weather permitting), is as follows:

4:45 PM Mountain stretch of TT course closes
6:00 PM All roads around TT course close
6:20 PM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers practice
7:55 PM Sidecars practice
8:40 PM TT Zero practice – 1 Lap
9:30 PM Roads around TT course, except Mountain Road section opens
10:30 PM All roads round TT course open

Please weather, please give us all a much needed break! We promise the practice, race action will be spectacular, exhilarating, pulsating!

Words by Stevie Rial