Unchanged Schedule For 2015 Isle of Man TT

by Louis Suddaby

The 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy will see an unchanged schedule with more records set to tumble on the mountain course next year. Qualifying week will get underway on Saturday 30th May with racing kicking off a week later.

Much of the focus will be on the opening Superbike race, the first race on the programme, as the riders go in search of an historic first-ever sub-17 minute lap. Bruce Anstey holds the outright record after his 132.298mph run this year stopped the clock at 17:06.682 but Michael Dunlop set the quickest ever time in three sectors on his way to victory and the theoretical ‘perfect lap’ of the mountain course stands at 16:56.415 (133.634mph).

The first Sure Sidecar race completes the action on Saturday 6th June with the RL360 Superstock race and Monster Energy Supersport race one forming a mouth-watering double header on Monday 8th June. Wednesday 10th June sees a packed programme with the second Sidecar and Supersport races followed by the seventh running of the SES TT Zero. The Bike Nation Lightweight race is scheduled for Friday 12th June with the action completed as ever by the Blue Riband race, the PokerStars Senior TT.

Anstey and Dunlop will both be back in 2015 with all six race winners from this year returning to repeat their successes. John McGuinness, last year’s TT Zero winner, will hope to be back at full fitness while the same can be said for Ian Hutchinson who will represent Paul Bird Motorsport. With Guy Martin continuing his quest for an elusive TT win, joined by the likes of Conor Cummins, Michael Rutter, Cameron Donald and Gary Johnson, next year’s line-up is shaping up to be one of the most star-studded in TT history.

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