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After the disappointment of Monday evening’s session being cancelled, riders were back out on the course on Tuesday for the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, but with strong winds and squally showers, the decision was made to make the session untimed but deteriorating conditions on the Isle of Man resulted in the sidecars missing out completely.

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Although the session was untimed at least the competitors had the opportunity to get out on the Mountain Course on all of their bikes with sessions scheduled for all classes.

At 6.25pm, the 1000cc sessions were finally unleashed for the first time although riders were warned of strong winds on the Mountain, bright sun at Appledene and damp patches at Tower Bends.

First away were Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter, swiftly followed by Ian Hutchinson and James Hillier, Guy Martin and Bruce Anstey and Lee Johnston and Gary Johnson. However, the latter only got as far as Ballaugh before breaking down and Dan Stewart was another of the early starters to suffer problems although he was able to return to the Grandstand and get back out.

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