TT opener postponed - June 4th 2005
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Today's opening race at the 2005 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled
following another day of unpredictable weather conditions. The Duke TT
Superbike race was originally planned for 12pm but was abandoned after
numerous attempts to reschedule. The six-lap race is now set to take
place at 2pm tomorrow.
The island has been plagued by bad weather all week, with just three of
the six practice sessions going ahead as originally planned. Saturday's
test was un-timed due to strong crosswinds on the 37.75-mile mountain
course and Wednesday and Thursday's practice sessions were cancelled
because of lingering fog.
Despite limited testing time on the infamous public roads circuit, Team
DMRR Honda Racing's Ian Lougher and Richard Britton posted encouraging
lap times during the practice sessions earlier this week.
Enniskillen-based Britton secured the seventh fastest time of 18:52.90
(119.894mph) on Monday, while his team-mate achieved the fourth fastest
lap of 18:19.30 (123.559mph) in Tuesday's session.