Isle of Man weather hinders qualifying

Posted: 29 May 2013

IOMTT 2013, John McGuinness

Bad weather is hindering and frustrating the preparations for competitors in the Isle of Man TT races.

On Monday they managed to get a couple of laps in, though the session was run as untimed practice but then things worsened on Tuesday evening with the session being scrapped altogether.

Fog over the Snaefell Mountain section together with wet patches at various locations and then rain brought about the decision to abandon practice.

John McGuinness, the 19 times TT winner and outright lap record holder, had put in a lap in the perfect conditions of Saturday as he showed newcomers the way around the 37.73 mile course, and in the wind and rain of Monday managed two laps aboard his Honda Superstock 1000 bike.

The Lancastrian, watching the conditions deteriorate on Tuesday, summed up everyone’s feelings: “We just need to get some dry weather now and TT2013 will be properly up and running for everyone."

Today's schedule is as follows:

18.20-19.55

Superbike
Superstock
Supersport
Newcomers (except Lightweight newcomers)

20.00-20.50

Sidecar

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