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Wednesday programme cancelled due to weather

A downpour forced the second Isle of Man TT Supersport race to be stopped after just one full lap had been completed, but no further racing will now take place on Wednesday.
Isle of Man TT organisers have confirmed that the Wednesday race programme has been abandoned due to adverse weather conditions.

The second Isle of Man TT Supersport race of the week had been red flagged after less than two laps following a heavy downpour.

The race had gotten underway almost two hours after it was originally scheduled due to earlier rainfall, but it was called off again as the leaders rounded Ballaugh on lap two because of a shower.

Michael Dunlop had been leading his brother William by around ten seconds aboard his Street Sweep Yamaha when the stoppage occurred, with Dan Kneen in third and Cameron Donald fourth. Gary Johnson had been amongst the leaders, but he retired after lap one.

Fallers included Supersport race one podium winner Keith Amor and Mark Parrett, the former reported to be unharmed and the latter suffering suspected ankle injuries.

With the second sidecar race and the SES TT Zero race also to complete, organisers have now decided to move the programme to Thursday, with action getting underway at 12.15pm.

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Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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Pete - Unregistered

June 08, 2011 10:35 PM

When guys like McG say that they are unsure of the conditions to go racing then the clerk of the course should have taken notice.The race should not have been started,glad Keith Amor is OK that could have been really nasty.Hoping for a close safe supersport race tomorrow.

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