IOMTT: Rain Cancels Wednesday Practice After Just One Lap

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More rain has gotten in the way of the Isle of Man TT’s practice sessions, as Wednesday evening’s events came to a halt after only one lap around the Mountain Course. With rain hitting a few spots of the course, and an incident at the top of Barregarrow, Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson had no choice to but to call the night’s events to an end as the rain increased.

The incident at Barregarrow involved newcomer Laurent Hoffmann, who was airlifted to Nobles Hospital, and is reported to have leg injuries as a result of the crash. By the time that crash had been cleared, Mother Nature turned up the waterworks, and that was the end of things.

While most riders had begun their second lap, it was Michael Dunlop who was quickest during the shortened session, posting a 128.690 mph lap, just shy of his best lap yesterday. Guy Martin was second fastest for the night, and the only other rider over 128 mph.

Both riders, along with Ian Hutchinson, William Dunlop, Gary Johnson, Michael Rutter, and James Hillier were on their Superbike machines, while Conor Cummins opted for his Superstock, while Bruce Anstey, Keith Amor, and Dan Kneen took out their Supersport bikes.

Practice and qualifying sessions will resume tomorrow, though rain is again scheduled for the Isle of Man, so we will see what happens when the green flag is readied.

Source: IOMTT; Photo: © 2014 Richard Mushet / Mushet Photo – All Rights Reserved