The opening 2019 Isle of Man TT races have been delayed until Sunday due to the lack of track time following the bad weather conditions.

With the last TT action taking place on Tuesday evening, as both Wednesday and Thursday were washed out by rain and poor visibility, organisers have rescheduled Friday to include two qualifying practice sessions in the afternoon and evening.

But due to the lack of qualifying time, Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has confirmed the opening Isle of Man TT races has been postponed one day. Originally scheduled for Saturday 1st June, extra qualifying sessions will now take place instead with the opening race day moved to Sunday 2nd June.

The 2019 opener, the RST Superbike race, will start at 13:30 on Sunday followed by the Sidecar TT race at 15:50.

Tomorrow (Friday 31st May) will see afternoon and evening qualifying sessions take place in a bid to make up for lost time.

On Tuesday evening Dean Harrison topped both the Superbike (129.53mph) and Superstock (129.34mph) categories for Silicone Engineering Kawasaki.