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OUTDATED : Isle of Man TT Races Schedule for Thursday 8th June 2017 – See Updated Post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OUTDATED : Isle of Man TT Races Schedule for Thursday 8th June 2017 – See UPDATED POST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

2017 Isle of Man Practice Session Gallery – 30/5/2017

Guy Martin looking focused on the 2017 Honda Fireblade - Practice Session 30th May 2017 - Isle of Man TT Races
Guy Martin looking focused on the 2017 Honda Fireblade – Practice Session 30th May 2017 – Isle of Man TT Races

The weather has dominated the news at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races so far.  Why?  Because it has been awful.  We should have had practice on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so far.  However due to a combination of rain, fog and rain and fog we have only had a one complete session which was Tuesday’s (30/05/2017).

The weather on Tuesday was glorious and to be honest bar a bit of a wash out on Sunday all day, the weather for some reason really has it in for the races at the minute as it has a tendancy to close in towards the late afternoon and evening.  Wednesday for examole was a glorious morning, come the late afternoon it started to close in and only one lap of the session was completed before the organsisers called the session off.

The weather on Wednesday 31st May 2017 morning - a glorious day!
The weather on Wednesday 31st May 2017 morning – a glorious day!
The weather on Wednesday 31st May 2017 evening - no wonder the session needed to be cancelled!
The weather on Wednesday 31st May 2017 evening – no wonder the session needed to be cancelled!

Here is a terrifying statistic…

  • We are now 1,539 practice @iom_tt laps behind last year (2016) or over 58,000 miles of a difference – almost 2.5 trips around the Earth!

And here are some 2016 v 2017 figures to show how far behind we currently are :

Qualifying Laps :

  • Total : (2016) 1641 / (2017) – 528
  • Difference -1113 laps on 2016
  • Superbike : (2016) 556 / (2017) – 196
  • Supersports : (2016) 549 / (2017) – 183
  • Superstocks : (2016) 89 / (2017) – 28
  • Lightweights : (2016) 167 / (2017) – 48
  • Sidecars : (2016) 270 / (2017) – 73

The good news is the weather looks for tomorrow and the schedule has been revised to get a lot of action in over the coming weekend.

Check out the Revised Schedule Here for 3rd – 6th June 2017.

Photos for this session were taken from the area of Ballaugh Bridge and the Gooseneck on the Mountain Road Section.

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Read more2017 Isle of Man Practice Session Gallery – 30/5/2017

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