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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Isle of Man TT – Race Winners Payout

Check out the new updated post with more information for the 2018 TT Races : http://tbni.blog/2018/04/16/2018-isle-of-man-tt-race-winners-payout/

With the 2017 Isle of Man TT Festival now in full swing, although the practice sessions have been hampered by fog and rain, the island is filling up and the atmosphere is growing!  So come on weather – it is time to tighten up!

But one of the most discussed topics is how much do these guys / girls get for winning the TT?  You might be surprised, but one thing that is very important.  For the majority – if not all the competitiors it isn’t about the cash – it’s about the prestige.

But here it is the pay scale for the TT Senior Race :

TT Senior Race Prize Table 2017

£18,000 for a clean race win from start to finish might seem like a decent payout to many but think about the price of the bike, the transport, accomodation, fuel, tyres, mechanical upkeep…  There’s not going to be too much left over for beers – and think of coming 20th – that’s an amazing achievement in its own right!  The £300 would even cover the ferry!

Anyway as I say it is all about the prestige and these guys / girls deserve every bit of accolation and credit they get – they are at the absolute top of their game and to do it for the pay scale above really shows how dedicated these people are!

Keep er between the hedges and here is to a safe and enjoyable TT for all!