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TT2014 OFF TO A WET START WITH FIRST QUALIFYING SESSION CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN ON THE ISLE OF MAN
Despite the earlier optimistic predictions of the meteorological centre, TT Races Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson was forced to cancel tonight's first scheduled practice for the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy at 18.25 shortly after it was due to start due to heavy rain on the Isle of Man.
This means that Monday's schedule has been amended to accommodate the solo and sidecar newcomer's laps.
The revised schedule will see the solo newcomers speed controlled untimed laps away at 18.15 with the sidecar newcomers starting their first lap at 18.30.
Monday's session will then run as planned from 18.45 with a full solo session for Superbike, Superstock and Supersport machines and a sidecar qualifying session from 19.55.
Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson said:
"It's unfortunate but the conditions were not conducive to any laps on the course this evening so the only sensible course of action was to cancel the session. I'm conscious that the Lightweight machines have lost time at this stage and I'll be looking to make it up ahead of their race on Friday week."