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Friday's finale at TT rescheduled due to poor weather

John McGuinness will have to wait a day longer in his bid to win his 20th Isle of Man TT race after poor weather stops play on Isle of Man
Friday's showpiece finale at the 2012 Isle of Man TT has been postponed until Saturday due to inclement weather conditions.

The organisers took the decision shortly after 9.30am on Friday morning, opting to reschedule the Lightweight Supertwin race until 10.45am on Saturday (three laps), with the six-lap PokerStars Senior TT due to commence at 1.30pm.

John McGuinness, who claimed his 19th TT victory in the Superstock race on Monday, can surpass Northern Ireland road racing idol Joey Dunlop as the most successful superbike rider ever on the Mountain course with victory in the Senior.

Both riders are poised on 13 victories apiece on the big bikes, although that could change on Saturday, when McGuinness starts a a red-hot favourite to follow up his Superbike TT success on the Honda Legends Fireblade.

In the Lightweight Supertwin event, Ryan Farquhar is fancied to build on his North West 200 triumph in the class.

MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow and Moto2 ace Bradley Smith will complete a lap of the circuit in the Monster Energy Parade Lap prior to the Saturday Senior race.



Related Pictures

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John McGuinness at Ballaugh Bridge on Honda TT Legends superbike
Derek Sheils at the Cookstown 100
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade during a test at Castle Combe.
Dan Kneen on the Mar-Train Yamaha at the Tandragee 100
Dan Kneen on the Mar-Train Yamaha
Billy Redmayne.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcycles BMW.
Malachi Mitchell-Thomas leads his Cookstown B.E. Racing team-mate Derek Sheils at the Mid Antrim 150
John McGuinness, Honda Racing [Credit: RAC]
Michael Dunlop, Buildbase BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
2015 Isle of Man TT Races.
Stars of the official launch of the 2016 North West 200
John McGuinness at the start of the Senior TT in 2015.
Jeremy McWilliams on the KMR Kawasaki at the North West 200 in 2015.
Gary Johnson, T3 Racing Triumph [Credit: Holeshot PR]
Action from the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superbike at Cartagena in Spain.

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Gilo999 - Unregistered

June 08, 2012 8:46 PM

personally I fancy William Dunlop on the Emerald Road Racing Bike, fantastic family and team, for all the hard work they do, some recognition would be great.



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