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Road Racing Daily 2019 Isle Of Man TT practice and race schedule - 20th May 2019

PROPOSED 2019 ISLE OF MAN TT FUELLED BY MONSTER ENERGY PRACTICE AND RACE SCHEDULE

QUALIFYING 1 SCHEDULED DATE: SATURDAY, 25 MAY 2019

18:00 - Roads Close
18:20 - 18:45 - Solo Newcomers' speed controlled lap
18:35 - 19:00 - Sidecar Newcomers' speed controlled lap
18:45 - 20:50 - Lightweight TT/Supersport/Newcomers (all solo classes)
21:30 - Roads Open

QUALIFYING 2 SCHEDULED DATE: MONDAY, 27 MAY 2019

18:00 - Roads Close
18:20 - 20:00 - Superbike/Superstock/Supersport /Newcomers (except Lightweight)
20:05 - 20:50 - Sidecars
21:30 - Roads Open

QUALIFYING 3 SCHEDULED DATE: TUESDAY, 28 MAY 2019

18:00 - Roads Close
18:20 - 19:25 - Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (except Lightweight)
19:25 - 20:00 - Supersport/Lightweight/Newcomers (all solo classes)
20:05 - 20:50 - Sidecars
21:30 - Roads Open

QUALIFYING 4 SCHEDULED DATE: WEDNESDAY, 29 MAY 2019

18:00 - Roads Close
18:20 - 19:50 - Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (except Lightweight)
19:55 - 20:35 - Sidecars
20:35 - 20:50 - TT Zero Qualifying
21:30 - Roads Open

QUALIFYING 5 SCHEDULED DATE: THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2019

18:00 - Roads Close
18:20 - 19:15 - Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (except Lightweight)
19:20 - 19:50 - Supersport/Lightweight/Newcomers (all solo classes)
19:55 - 20:35 - Sidecars
20:35 - 20:50 - TT Zero Qualifying
21:30 - Roads Open

QUALIFYING 6 SCHEDULED DATE: FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2019

18:00 - Roads Close
18:20 - 19:40 - Superbike/Superstock/ Supersport/Newcomers (except Lightweight)
19:40 - 19:55 - TT Zero Qualifying
20:00 - 20:50 - Sidecars
21:30 - Roads Open

RACE DAY 1 SCHEDULED DATE: SATURDAY, 01 JUNE 2019

10:00 - Roads Close 
12:00 - RST Superbike TT Race 6 Laps
15:00 - Sidecar TT Race 1 3 Laps
16:35 - Superstock/Supersport/Lightweight Qualifying 
17:10 - TT Zero Qualifying 
21:30 - Roads Open (No Later Than) 

RACE DAY 2 SCHEDULED DATE: MONDAY, 03 JUNE 2019

10:00 - Roads Close 
10:45 - Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1 over 4 Laps
12:25 - Sidecar Qualifying 
14:15 - RL360 Superstock TT Race 4 Laps
15:55 - Lightweight TT Qualifying 
16:15 - TT Zero Qualifying 
17:00 - Roads Open 

RACE DAY 3 SCHEDULED DATE: WEDNESDAY, 05 JUNE 2019

10:00 - Roads Close 
10:45 - Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2 4 Laps
12:45 - TT Zero Race 1 Lap
14:10 - Bennetts Lightweight TT Race 4 Laps
15:55 - Sidecar Qualifying 
16:10 - Senior TT Qualifying 
17:00 - Roads Open 

RACE DAY 4 SCHEDULED DATE: FRIDAY, 07 JUNE 2019

09:30 - Roads Close 
10:30 - Sidecar TT Race 2 3 Laps
12:45 - Senior TT Race 6 Laps
21:30 - Roads Open (No Later Than)

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Road Racing Daily 2019 Isle Of Man TT TV schedule on ITV4 - 19th May 2019

2019 ISLE OF MAN TT TV SCHEDULE ON ITV4

 

Monday 27th May 2019        

One Three Five - Breaking The Barrier - 21:00 ITV4

 

Tuesday 28th May        

The Greatest Race: Hislop vs Fogarty - 21:00 ITV4

 

Wednesday 29th May 2019        

TAS TT A Winning Formula - 21:00 ITV4

 

Thursday 30th May 2019        

TT Preview Show - 21:00 ITV4

 

Friday 31st May 2019        

TT Qualifying Highlights - 21:00 ITV4

 

Saturday 1st June 2019        

Superbike TT Race - 21:00 ITV4

 

Sunday 2nd June        

Sidecar TT Race 1 - 21:00 ITV4

 

Monday 3rd June        

Supersport TT Race 1 - 21:00 ITV4

 

Tuesday 4th June        

Superstock TT Race - 21:00 ITV4

 

Wednesday 5th June        

Supersport TT Race 2 - 21:00    ITV4

 

Thursday 6th June        

Lightweight TT Race & TT Zero - 21:00 ITV4

 

Friday 7th June        

Senior TT Race - 21:00 ITV4

 

Saturday 8th June        

Sidecar TT Race 2 - 21:00 ITV4

 

Wednesday 12th June        

Isle of Man TT Review Part 1 - 21:00 ITV4

 

Thursday 13th June        

Isle of Man TT Review Part 2 - 21:00 ITV4

 

1. One Three Five - Breaking The Barrier - A look at TT 2018 and the build-up to the final lap of the final race and the breaking of the 135 mph lap record. Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman look back at their epic duel on Senior Race Day and look at what came together to break the 135mph barrier.

 

2. The Greatest Race - Hislop vs Fogarty - The 1992 Senior TT is regarded by many as the greatest TT race of all time, we look at the background to the race that saw two former factory Honda riders go against their previous employer on unfancied machines, and deliver a thrilling six lap, 227 mile race that saw them finish just 4.4 seconds apart. Hear from Carl Fogarty himself and many others involved in this remarkable race.

 

3. TAS TT A Winning Formula - A look at the TAS team, from humble origins in the Northern Ireland road racing fraternity to one of the most successful teams in TT history with 18 victories. Father and son, Hector and Philip Neill, talk through the years, from Hector Neill Racing to a top, factory supported team at the very forefront of motorcycle road racing.

 

4. TT Preview Show - Take a trip to Texas with Peter Hickman and hear from last year’s fellow winners Dean Harrison, Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter. Steve Plater catches up with Dean Harrison and Davy Todd on the water as they take to kayaking off the coast off the Isle of Man and the Birchall brothers show that they are just as competent on two wheels as they are on three. With visits to the Honda, Norton and Padgetts factories, and much more, we bring you all the news ahead of TT 2019 race week.

 

LIVE COVERAGE ON THE RADIO

 

Coverage gets underway for the first qualifying session on Saturday 25th May from 18:00 (GMT) with interviews and analysis from the Manx Radio Team of Tim Glover, Chris Kinley, Chris Palmer, former TT Race winner Patrick Farrance for the sidecars and Chris Boyde. Dave Christian, at Glen Helen, and Roy Moore, at Ramsey Hairpin will support the race commentary with updates from around the island.

 

Manx Radio is available on AM 1368 Island wide, FM 87.9 in Douglas & Ramsey and FM 100.6 in Sulby & the North West, or listen live on-line.

 

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FULL ITV4 SCHEDULE FOR 2019 ISLE OF MAN TT RACES FUELLED BY MONSTER ENERGY REVEALED

 

ITV4 will again be broadcasting all of the best action and highlights from this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

 

Anchor presenter Matt Roberts will be joined by former racers Steve Plater and Cameron Donald. Both have enjoyed TT Mountain Course success with Steve Plater winning the 2008 Supersport and 2009 Senior TT Races while Cameron Donald was a double TT Race winner – Superbike and Superstock - in 2008.  Experienced Motorsport broadcaster Dave Moore will provide additional commentary on the race action.

 

ITV4’s TT coverage starts this year on Monday 27th May at 9pm with a look at the last lap of last year’s meeting – the final record breaking lap of the Senior TT. ‘One Three Five - Breaking The Barrier’ sees Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman look back at their epic duel on Senior Race Day and recreate how the 135mph barrier was broken.

 

The clock gets turned back on Tuesday 28th May at 9pm to what many believe was the greatest race of all time. ‘The Greatest Race - Hislop vs Fogarty’ tells the story of the 1992 Senior TT through interviews with Carl Fogarty and many others that were involved in this remarkable race.

The preview show on Wednesday 29th May looks at the remarkable track record of one of the most successful teams in TT history.  ‘TAS TT A Winning Formula’ looks at TAS Racing’s rise from humble origins in the Northern Ireland road racing fraternity to one of the most successful teams in TT history with 18 victories. Father and son, Hector and Philip Neill, talk through the years, from the early days of Hector Neill Racing to a top, factory supported team at the very forefront of British championship and road racing.

 

The ‘TT Preview Show’ on Thursday 30th May looks forward to this year’s meeting. The TV team catch up with Peter Hickman training in Texas and hear from last year’s fellow winners Dean Harrison, Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter. Steve Plater takes to the water with Dean Harrison and Davy Todd as they go kayaking off the coast of the Isle of Man and the Birchall brothers Ben and Tom show that they are just as competent on two wheels as they are on three, swapping their sidecar for Mountain Bikes. With visits to the Honda Racing, Norton and Milenco by Padgetts Racing work shops to eavesdrop on their pre-TT preparations the scene will definitely be set for TT 2019 race week.

 

The on track action highlights begin in earnest on Friday 31st May with the TT Qualifying Highlights show which summarises all of the best qualifying action ahead of Saturday’s first Race day. All of the racing highlights will be captured in the race shows which are broadcast every night from Saturday 1st June to Saturday 8th June inclusive at 9pm, with many same day highlights shows.

 

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Road Racing Daily Phil Crowe pictured exiting Greeba at the 2018 Isle Of Man TT (Photo by RC Photos)

TOP 20 TT RACES SUPERBIKE START NUMBERS REVEALED

 

With the top ten starting order for the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock and Dunlop Senior Races revealed during the Official Launch for this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, the remainder of the top twenty seeded riders have today been announced.

 

The quality of the field stretches beyond the top ten, with some of the best riders in Road Racing starting from numbers 11 to 20.

 

Lee Johnston (Ashcourt Racing BMW) moves up the order to 11, having run his usual number 13 since 2014. Starting at 10, Peter Hickman will be the ultimate target ahead of him, but there’s a considerable threat from behind with Derek McGee (Doyne/McGee Racing Kawasaki) starting at 12 – his first year as a seeded rider.

 

Sam West (Cycle Store BMW) starts at 13, with fellow privateer Phil Crowe (Sheffpack BMW) going at number 14. Both riders lapped within a whisker of the mythical 130mph mark in 2018, and there’ll both be looking to reach that landmark this year.

 

Starting at 15, Jamie Coward (PreZ Racing) will be the only Yamaha-mounted rider in the top 20. He’s followed by two rapid Irishman who have previously lapped close to an average speed of 129mph, with Derek Sheils (Burrows Engineering/Kelly Developments Suzuki) starting at 16 and Shaun Anderson (Anderson Race Developments Suzuki) away from 17.

 

Last year’s sensational newcomer Davey Todd (Penz13.com BMW) follows at 18, ahead of team-mate Daley Mathison (Penz13.com BMW) at 19, with Dominic Herbertson (Davies Motorsport Kawasaki) completing the top 20. Like McGee, 2019 will be the first year that Anderson, Todd, Mathison, and Herbertson have started as seeded riders in the top 20.

 

All but two of the top twenty have lapped the TT Course at an average speed of over 128mph and more of the world’s best road racers follow them, with Horst Saiger, Adam McLean, Danny Webb, Craig Neve and Paul Jordan just some of the other riders entered.

 

A number of leading riders from the Manx Grand Prix tackle the TT for the first time, including Matt Stevenson and James Chawke – winners of the Senior and Junior Races respectively.

 

The overseas contingent will again include Stefano Bonetti, Raul Torras, Julian Trummer, Timothee Monot and Xavier Denis. Leading New Zealand Superbike Championship rider Jay Lawrence contests the TT for the first time, having made an impressive Mountain Course debut at last year’s Classic TT presented by Bennetts.

 

1. Conor Cummins

2. Dean Harrison

3. John McGuinness

4. Ian Hutchinson 

5. James Hillier

6. Michael Dunlop 

7. Gary Johnson

8. Michael Rutter

9. Davo Johnson 

10. Peter Hickman 

11. Lee Johnston 

12. Derek McGee

13. Sam West 

14. Phil Crowe

15. Jamie Coward

16. Derek Sheils 

17. Shaun Anderson

18. Davey Todd

19. Daley Mathison

20. Dominic Herbertson 

 

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Road Racing Daily 2019 Isle of Man TT start numbers revealed

FIRST BATCH OF SEEDED STARTERS REVEALED FOR THE ISLE OF MAN TT SUPERBIKE AND SENIOR RACES

 

Ahead of tonight’s official TT launch, the first ten seeded starters has been announced. 

 

Manx rider Conor Cummins will once more lead the field away for the second year in a row on the Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda, and he will be followed by Silicone Engineering Kawasaki’s Dean Harrison. 

 

23-time TT winner John McGuinness returns to his favoured number 3 starting point on board the Norton machine, and following McGuinness will be Honda Racing’s Ian Hutchinson in his preferred number 4 position. 

 

The ever popular James Hillier starts at number 5. Michael Dunlop, a three-time TT winner in 2018, starts at number 6 on board the Tyco BMW machine. 

 

Next up is Gary Johnson at 7, Michael Rutter at 8 and David Johnson at number 9. They will of course be followed by Peter Hickman who starts at his favoured number 10 spot. 

 

Superbike and Senior TT start numbers: 

 

1. Conor Cummins

2. Dean Harrison

3. John McGuinness 

4. Ian Hutchinson

5. James Hillier

6. Michael Dunlop

7. Gary Johnson

8. Michael Rutter

9. David Johnson

10. Peter Hickman

Road Racing Daily Jonathan Goetschy to contest the Isle of Man TT

JONATHAN GOETSCHY THE LATEST NEWCOMER TO COMPETE AT TT RACES

 

Leading French road racer Jonathan Goetschy will make his TT Mountain Course debut later this year at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

 

The 33-year old will ride a Yamaha YZF-R6 in the two Monster Energy Supersport Races.

 

Hailing from Annecy in France, Goetschy has established himself as one of France’s leading road racers in recent years and enjoyed an excellent 2018 season which saw him finish in a credible fourth place overall in the International Road Racing Supersport Championship.

 

Goetschy finished in the top six in all ten of the races he contested with the undoubted highlight coming at Terlicko in the Czech Republic when he took victory in the second race.

 

He also competed in four rounds of the Superbike class, finishing in the top six in the five races he completed, with just one non-finish.  Despite only competing for half of the championship he still ended the season in tenth place overall.

 

Goetschy has been a regular on the short circuits, particularly in World Endurance Championship races where he took a fine podium in his class at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

France has historically had a strong presence at the TT with the likes of Marc Granie and the late Fabrice Miguet regularly competing while Julien Toniutti, Xavier Denis and Timothee Monot have shone more recently.

 

Toniutti currently holds the honour of being the fastest Frenchman to have lapped the 37.73-mile Mountain Course with an impressive lap of 124.622mph which he achieveD in the 2018 PokerStars Senior TT Race.

 

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Road Racing Daily Michael Sweeney confirms plans for 2019 Isle Of Man TT

MICHAEL SWEENEY CONFIRMS PLANS FOR TT 2019

Ireland’s Michael Sweeney will return to the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy for the sixth successive year, and is confirmed to race in all six solo races.

The Skerries rider will remain under the Martin Jones Racing banner and will ride a BMW S1000RR for the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock and PokerStars Senior TT Races, and a Yamaha YZF-R6 for the two Monster Energy Supersport races.

The former Manx Grand Prix winner will line up on an ER6 650cc Kawasaki for Kiely Heating Racing in the four lap Bennetts Lightweight TT Race.

At TT 2018, Sweeney achieved his best result in the Bennetts Lightweight TT Race – as he had in 2017 – with an excellent seventh place, which gave him his third Silver Replica, after also finishing 18th in both of the Monster Energy Supersport TT Races. Although he opted out of the Superbike Race, he finished inside the top twenty in the RL360 Superstock Race before concluding his campaign with a superb 12th place in the Senior TT where he again lapped over 126mph.

Established as one of the leading privateers around the Mountain Course since stepping up to the TT in 2014, Sweeney now has 13 top twenty finishes to his name, including three inside the top ten.

His track record confirms him as one of the most consistent performers in the last five years, having finished 23 of the 27 races he has started. He now holds three Silver and 19 Bronze Replicas in his collection, while his personal best lap around the 37.73-mile circuit is an impressive 126.407mph.

Sweeney, a regular podium finisher in the Irish National road races, is now looking to build upon his impressive results of the last five years and climb even further up the leaderboard at this year’s event.

He said: “I really feel that I am now getting a feel for the TT Course and every year I’ve built and improved on the previous year.  This is a big year for me and I’m looking to make further progress and improve my lap times and race positions and staying with the same team will help with that.”

JAMES HILLIER REMAINING WITH TEAM GREEN IN 2019

Quattro Plant Wicked Coatings Kawasaki have today announced that James Hillier will remain with them for an eighth successive year in 2019, with the firm aim of challenging for race wins at the Isle of Man TT Races Fuelled by Monster Energy.

Hillier, winner of the 2015 Bennetts Lightweight TT, will contest the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock and PokerStars Senior TT Races on the all-new Kawasaki ZX-10RR and the two Monster Energy Supersport TT Races on board a Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Having made his Mountain Course debut in 2008, the Hampshire rider is established as a regular contender for honours and now has an impressive haul of twelve podiums - the most recent of which coming last year, with third place finishes in the RST Superbike and second Monster Energy Supersport TT Races.

In addition, he finished fourth in the opening Monster Energy Supersport race - less than two seconds off the rostrum - and fifth in the RL360 Superstock Race. Only a first lap retirement in the Senior TT Race, when the engine’s sump was ripped off at the bottom of Barregarrow, prevented a complete run of finishes.

Hillier first stood on the podium in 2012 and has done so at least once every year since then. His phenomenal finishing record since 2011 has seen him fail to finish just two of the 43 races he has started – with all but two of those 41 finishes inside the top ten.

Hillier is one of the most consistent performers around the 37.73-mile Mountain Course and has now taken a remarkable 51 finishes from his 55 race starts since 2008. Those 51 finishes have seen him win 47 silver and 4 bronze replicas and as well as the 12 podiums he has now finished inside the top ten on no less than 40 occasions.

His personal best lap of the Mountain Course stands at 132.414mph which currently makes him the seventh fastest rider of all time and with 32 racing laps at more than 130mph, only Michael Dunlop and John McGuinness have a greater total than the Ringwood rider, who turns 34 next month.

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