Isle of Man TT : SES TT Zero 2017 Press Conference – Guy Matin, Bruce Anstey and Daley Mathison

Guy Martin picked up his 17th podium at yesterday’s TTZero on top of the Mugen – I think it is suffice to say he enjoyed it.

I enjoyed it too, and hopefully this is a class that develops more and more, Bruce Anstey – what a guy – hopefully he gets a seat on the Mugen again next year, he wants that 120mph lap.

Oh and for all the haters that say he ‘isn’t a real TT Racer’ – read this again – 17 podiums.

OUTDATED : Isle of Man TT Races Schedule for Thursday 8th June 2017 – See Updated Post

UPDATE : https://tbni.blog/2017/06/08/updated-1200pm-isle-of-man-tt-races-schedule-for-thursday-8th-june-2017/

Three-hour delay to Thursday racing :

Poor weather pushes back road closures

Delays have been announced to today’s TT racing schedule.

Organisers have consulted with the Met Office and Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has confirmed there’ll be a three-hour delay to proceedings.

The wet weather this morning means roads around the course will now remain open until 1.45pm when Barrule Park in Ramsey to the Bungalow will be shut.

From 2pm the Bungalow to the Creg ny Baa will be closed, before roads around the rest of the course follow suit half an hour later at 2.30pm.

An further update on the day’s schedule is expected at midday.

The Monster Energy Supersport Race 2 and the SES TT Zero Race are due to take place today.

http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/three-hour-delay-to-thursday-racing/

Thursday 8th June 2017 Weather for Isle of Man
Thursday 8th June 2017 Weather for Isle of Man

OUTDATED : Isle of Man TT Races Schedule for Thursday 8th June 2017 – See UPDATED POST

UPDATE : The schedule has been updated – for current situation please see :

https://tbni.blog/2017/06/08/updated-isle-of-man-tt-races-schedule-for-thursday-8th-june-2017/

The schedule for racing and practice today (08/06/2017) now looks like this :

Isle of Man TT Races Schedule for 8th June 2017
Isle of Man TT Races Schedule for 8th June 2017

UPDATED : 2017 Isle of Man TT Revised Schedule Saturday 03/06/2017 – Tuesday 6th June 2017

Update : 02/06/2016 : A further update has been made to the posted schedule – note the practices have been replaced with qualifying sessions the times  for each class seem to be similar though :

UPDATED : 2017 Isle of Man TT Revised Schedule Saturday 3rd June 2017 - Sunday 4th June 2017
UPDATED : 2017 Isle of Man TT Revised Schedule Saturday 3rd June 2017 – Sunday 4th June 2017

Due to the inclement weather experienced during this first week of practice a revised schedule has been released for the 3rd to the 6th June 2017 :

2017 Isle of Man TT Revised Schedule Saturday 3rd June 2017 - Tuesday 6th June 2017
2017 Isle of Man TT Revised Schedule Saturday 3rd June 2017 – Tuesday 6th June 2017

Isle of Man 2017 TT Programme Cover Art Released – Who Will You Choose?

The cover art for the 2017 Isle of Man TT Programme has been released, and this year its consists of a 2 piece collector set, were you will have the option of Michael Dunlop or Ian Hutchinson…

2017 Isle of Man TT Programme Cover Art - Who Will You Choose?
2017 Isle of Man TT Programme Cover Art – Who Will You Choose?

You can in fact make your choice right here :

Michael Dunlop 2017 Isle of Man TT Programme Cover

Ian Hutchinson 2017 Isle of Man TT Programme Cover

Personally I think the covers look excellent, however I am not so convinced on the actual concept.  I can only presume that the Isle of Man is feeding off the rivalry that sparked last year after the Senior Race when MD and Hutchy had a little tete a tete that wasn’t so private…

http://www.crash.net/road-racing/news/231170/1/tt-2016-irked-hutchy-in-spat-with-dunlop.html

I believe that every rider that sets off from that start line deserves a cover, so personally I think a more generic photograph is more suited for the event and the sportsmanship associated with it, but I guess we have to accept (as can be seen across the Irish network) costs are rising and anything that brings in more revenue, to secure the future of each event has to be considered and acted upon – and what is better than a clash at the top?  So Hutchy and MD are the top two, the event knows it, and now the spectators are being forced into a Hutchy v MD show down.

Who will you choose?

Me, I’ll be choosing Bruce Anstey 🙂

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