TT 2019: Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson prepares for more BAD WEATHER. “We could be looking at a Saturday qualifying with a race day on Sunday”


Poor weather has slowed up proceedings this week at the Isle of Man TT, with numerous changes to the schedule having already taken place. And looking at the forecast for the coming days, TT Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has admitted that there is a possibility racing could be delayed until Sunday.

Thompson told Manx Radio: “People keep saying it is what it is, but it’s becoming difficult actually. The schedule is out for tomorrow and hopefully we’ll get out tomorrow afternoon, because tomorrow evening is looking sketchy. I’ve already got a draft schedule for qualifying on Saturday because although it has not been confirmed yet – and we’ll see how the next couple of days go – we could be looking at a Saturday qualifying with a race day on Sunday.”

Two practice sessions have been held so far on Sunday and Tuesday, with the Superbike machines having their first run out around the Mountain Course on Tuesday evening in dry but cold and windy conditions – but Wednesday’s qualifying session was cancelled due to rain and mist around the Mountain Course. Thankfully, it looks like things are a bit brighter on the Island this morning, and as a result, an amended schedule has been issued with an extra session added to the running order (subject to the weather, of course).

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