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Festival of Motorcycling prepares for blast off

Weather concerns ahead of newcomers first lap

It's the final countdown for the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.

Competitors for the Classic T.T. and Manx Grand Prix are settling in at the back of the Grandstand for the next fortnight.

You don't have to walk far around the paddock before the conversation turns to the weather.

The first practice session takes place on Saturday evening and a mixed bag of weather is forecast for the week ahead.

Team boss Martin Bullock says his first thoughts are with the MGP newcomers:

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