Weather sees TT final race day postponed

Published Friday, 08 June 2012
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The final day of racing in the 2012 Isle of Man TT has been rescheduled for Saturday, after bad weather on the Mountain circuit put paid to Friday's events.

Weather sees TT final race day postponed
Michael Dunlop on the way to his Superport win on the Isle of Man. (© Pacemaker)

Clerk of Course Gary Thompson made the decision to postpone racing at 9.30am on Friday.

It is now hoped that the Lightweight race will go ahead at 10.45am, followed by the Moto GP Parade lap and the Senior TT, as any showers are expected to be lighter at the weekend.

Ballymoney's Michael Dunlop has already got his name on the list of winners, after triumphing in the Supersports class on Wednesday - the third win of his career on the Isle of Man.

Veterans John McGuinness, Bruce Anstey and Michael Rutter are also among those to end up at the top of the podium, with Rutter earning a £10,000 bonus for being first to break the 100pmh barrier in the TT Zero race.

Among the entertainment on hand to appease fans on Friday was the opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Northern Ireland road racing great Joey Dunlop.

Footage of the five-time World Champion's record-breaking 26 TT wins was being aired hourly on a big screen at the Manx Museum in Douglas.

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