The schedule for racing tomorrow (09/06/2017) looks like this : Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the weather gives us a break and we good a good Seniors’ Day – I think we all agree we need it!
No Monster Energy SuperSports Race 2 today.
TTZero Teams are in consultation with the Clerk of the Course.
NO RACING TODAY!
Update will follow.
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.
UPDATE : The schedule has been updated – for current situation please see :
The schedule for racing and practice today (08/06/2017) now looks like this :
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.
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.
Photos for this session were taken from the area of Ballaugh Bridge and the Gooseneck on the Mountain Road Section.
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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 :
£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!
Today the internet rumour mill is rife, absolutely rife, with ‘news’ that Guy Martin is set to announce his return to the Isle of Man TT Races this year!
Check out this link to DRIVETRIBE which seems to have started it all.
Here’s the basics though :
- Guy Martin may return to the TT in 2017.
- He will most likely be riding a new Honda Fireblade.
- No team has been announced as yet.
- No confirmation of any kind has been made.
- It’s a great rumour.
Personally I think Guy is a legend. I’ve seen him race in Northern Ireland many times and would love to see him at the TT. He wants a TT win so much, no matter how many times he hints at being finished I think the TT win may be his nemesis that he desperately wants to conquer. He would be a massive signing for Honda and their Fireblade which has been met with mixed reviews from the public, put Guy Martin on one and it becomes an instant success story.
I’ve read a few different things and I think come Wednesday / Thursday some form of official (as official as Guy does) may appear.
Until then. Fingers crossed.