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Isle of Man TT: Fog causes fourth-straight weather cancellation

For the fourth-straight day, practice for the 2019 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled due to poor weather, making a change in race-week schedule very likely as six days have now been lost.

Isle of Man TT: Fog causes fourth-straight weather cancellation

Only two days of running have been held so far this year, after bad weather conditions led to the loss of practice on Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Racing was due to begin today with the opening Superbike and Sidecar races, but the lack of practice time forced organisers the ACU to postpone this to Sunday anyway.

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Today's practice was scheduled to start at 11:40am local time, but an initial 90-minute delay soon turned to an indefinite pause, with clerk of the course Gary Thompson offering “slim” hope of action this evening. As expected, the weather failed to relinquish its oppressive grip on the island, and Saturday’s running was eventually scrubbed. 

Thompson tweeted:

 

And to show how bad the conditions were, shot this video…

 

The loss of Saturday’s running has pushed the opening race day back once more to Monday, with Sunday’s practice beginning at 1:30pm local time with a combined Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and Newcomers outing.

A combined SSP/LTW/Newcomers sessions will follow at 2:30pm, with a two-lap Sidecar outing at 3:35pm, a further SBK/STK/SSP session at 4:15pm and laps for the Zero TT bikes at 4:40pm.

Here's a video reminder of what we can expect...

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Series Road racing
Event Isle of Man TT
Author Lewis Duncan