Monday, 1 September 2014

IOM 2014 Day 10 - Hurry Up and Wait

On Monday we were up early to load the bikes and get the Ducati up to skrootineering for the Formula 1 race that was scheduled to run around lunch-time. We also took the Aprilia along for the scheduled practice in the afternoon. The weather was pretty wet, windy and cold and we were doubtful the races would run. We had to be there anyway, just in case.

Before the roads closed at 09h30, the Clerk of the Course announced that Monday's programme was to be postponed to Tuesday - the forecast looked better for Tuesday. Because of the new schedule, the races would be run over 3 laps and not the original 4. I was pretty relieved that we would be racing in better weather... but a little disappointed that the race was shortened. I just love riding around here!

We spent the day checking over the Ducati again, prepping the Suzuki for Wednesday's race (with the racing on Tuesday, we had to get this done in advance) and checking out the bikes in the factory Suzuki and Kawasaki displays, some of the big teams and a huge collection of Joey Dunlop's race winning bikes.

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