The road surface around the TT course will be up to race standards before the festival gets underway.
That insistence from the chief minister, following concerns about the circuit.
Auto-Cycle Union representatives recently identified about 300 minor faults which need addressing following last month’s heavy snow fall.
And it’s estimated the repair work could cost up to £200,000.
However, Allan Bell says there is no doubt the TT course will be ready for this year’s event: