Super Senior Race day in store
PokerStars Senior Race day has dawned sunny, clear and dry on the Isle of Man, setting the scene for a great day of racing.
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With Ian Hutchinson, Bruce Anstey, Lee Johnston and James Hillier all on form the winner couldn’t be harder to predict.
When John McGuinness, Conor Cummins, Michael Dunlop, Guy Martin, Dean Harrison and Gary Johnson are added into the mix the picture becomes even more murky.
All have shown in the past (particularly John with 6 Senior wins to date) that they have the pace to run at the front of a Senior race but this year they have struggled to get into their strides. With one opportunity left at TT 2015 fuelled by Monster Energy they will be all out for a strong result.
Peter Hickman turned in a sensational performance as a newcomer in last year’s race so will be one to watch out for in 2015, whilst privateers like Dan Cooper and Jamie Hamilton will be battling for vital points in the championship title decider.
Ahead of the Senior fans will be treated to the spectacle of the fast and furious Bennetts Lightweight TT.
Introduced in 2012, the Lightweight class has proved popular with fans and riders alike.
Ryan Farquhar, the man who knows more about tuning Kawasaki ER6s than anyone else, will start as favourite but he will have his work cut out to turn expectation into reality.
James Hillier, previous winner, will be fighting hard to add another replica to his trophy cabinet as will Gary Johnson.
Ivan Lintin is yet to break his duck at the TT but with a good bike under him this could prove to be his year, although he has been plagued with bad luck in the Lightweight race previously.
However the race shakes out it can be guaranteed to provide excellent entertainment for three laps of the TT Mountain Course.
Today’s schedule is as follows -
08.45 - Roads close Barrule Park, Ramsey to Bungalow
09.00 - Roads close Bungalow to Creg Ny Baa
09.30 - Roads close rest of the course
10.15 - Bennetts Lightweight TT Race (3 laps)
12.30 - PokerStars Senior TT (6 laps)
15.25 - Roads scheduled to open except Mountain section (Barrule Park to Creg Ny Baa)
16.25 - All roads around the course scheduled to be open
You can follow all the action via ttlive.iomtt.com - The FREE live timing system. As well as sector and lap times, you can nominate favourites to follow and you’ll receive live updates from the Official Isle of Man TT twitter [opens in new window] and in-race photographs of the leaders. It is the next best thing to being there and it costs nothing!