Fifteen-time TT winner John McGuinness is admitting he will have to overcome plenty of stiff competition if he wants to add to his tally.
However, he says he feels confident and believes he has the best available machinery in the paddock.
The HM Plant and Padgett's Honda rider is determined not to put himself under any extra pressure and take everything in his stride (play audio file):
The first TT practice session around the mountain course takes place tomorrow evening and will be untimed.
The mountain will close at 5pm with the rest of the course shutting at 6pm.
There's practice down at Billown this evening ahead of the Blackford Financial Services Pre TT Classic with roads around the circuit in the south of the Island closing at 6.05pm.