Final Isle of Man TT Race Day schedule revised due to bad weather

Wednesday was due to feature the Supersport class’ second outing at the 2022 TT, with the race scheduled for 6:30 p.m. local time having been pushed back due to the uncertainty of the morning weather.

But while the Supertwin race went off without a hitch at 3pm, bad weather around 5.30pm forced the organizers to postpone the second Supersport race to Thursday.

However, wet weather on Thursday forced the second Supersport race to be canceled for the day and slotted into Friday’s Senior TT final.

As a result, Friday’s roads will close at 10am, with a two-lap shortened second Supersport race starting at 10.45am.

The second Sidecar race will follow at 12:30 p.m., also shortened to two laps.

The grand finale of the Senior TT race will now take place over four laps instead of six and will take place at 2:15 p.m.

Race Director Gary Thompson said of the schedule: “We are delighted to be able to complete the TT with an action-packed schedule comprising three races.

“To do that means shortening races, which is not a decision to be taken lightly.

Dean Harrison, DAO Racing Kawasaki

Photo by: Isle of Man TT

“But for all three races to be completed before the strong winds expected later in the day, it is essential.

“We also need to take into account the fatigue levels of our competitors, teams and marshals, and this revised schedule is tailored to the workload and stress of everyone involved.”

Wednesday’s Supertwin race was won by Peter Hickman, which was his third win of the week following victories in Saturday’s Superbike race and Monday’s Superstock contest.

Michael Dunlop won the first Supersport race for his 20th career TT victory, while the first Sidecar success was won by Ben and Tom Birchall.

The 2022 TT event was marred by the tragic deaths of three competitors, after solo riders Mark Purslow and Davy Morgan, and sidecar rider Cesar Chanal were killed in separate incidents during practice week and racing.

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