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Isle of Man TT News: Revised Schedule for Saturday’s Races

Isle of Man TT News: Revised Schedule for Saturday’s Races

The Isle of Man TT races have seen a significant reshuffle, with three reduced-lap events now set for Saturday following the cancellation of Friday’s races due to inclement weather.

The Isle of Man TT races have seen a significant reshuffle, with three reduced-lap events now set for Saturday following the cancellation of Friday’s races due to inclement weather.

Friday’s Cancellation

Organizers were compelled to cancel Friday’s racing schedule due to heavy rainfall around the 37.73-mile (60km) Mountain Course. Originally slated to commence at 11:45 BST, racing was delayed while officials assessed the weather conditions. Persistent rain in the north and west of the island, along with forecasted evening showers and developing low cloud and mist on the Mountain, led to the decision to scrap the day’s events.

Saturday’s Revised Schedule

Saturday’s races will feature a revised timetable, with three reduced-lap races:

Second Supersport Race: Kicking off at 10:30, this event will run over two laps.

Supertwin Race: Starting at 13:30, this race will also be held over two laps.

Senior Race: The highlight of the day, the four-lap Senior race, will begin at 16:15.

Road Closures

To accommodate the revised schedule, the Mountain Road will close at 09:00, with all other roads around the course closed by 10:00. Roads are expected to reopen by 21:30, with the exception of the Mountain Road, which will reopen later after the one-way system measures are reinstated.

Additional Events

Saturday’s programme will include two special parade laps:

Rutter Legacy Lap: Scheduled for 12:00, this lap will honor Michael Rutter and his father, Tony, following the Supersport race.

BMW Classic 85th Anniversary Demonstration Lap: This lap will take place at 15:00, ahead of the Senior race, celebrating BMW’s legacy in motorcycle racing.

Statement from Organizers

In a statement explaining Friday’s cancellation, organizers said: “There is currently heavy rain to the north and west of the island, with more rain forecast into the evening and low cloud and mist development on the Mountain.”

Looking Ahead

As the TT races continue, all eyes will be on Saturday’s condensed schedule, promising a thrilling day of racing despite the challenges posed by the weather. Fans and participants alike are advised to stay updated with any further changes and prepare for a full day of high-octane action.

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