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Revisions to TT schedule, Lightweight upped to four laps

Senior and Sidecar champs to be crowned on same day

The schedule for the 2016 TT features a new timetable which will see both solo and sidecar champions crowned on the final day of racing.

Friday, June 10, will include the second Sure Sidecar Race before culminating with the traditional blue riband PokerStars Senior TT.

In a further change to the race schedule the Lightweight race will now move to the Wednesday of race week and will be increased to run over four laps.

Organisers says this reflects the growing stature of the class, which was first introduced to the schedule in 2012.

As well as changes to the race schedule a number of alterations to the qualifying schedule have also been announced.

 

The opening session on Saturday, May 28 will feature solo and sidecar newcomer, speed-controlled sighting laps as well as an extended, timed qualifying session for the Lightweight and Supersport machines.

 

Sidecars will no longer feature in the opening session and will begin their qualifying programme on the Monday, with additional sessions during race week.

The timings throughout qualifying have also been tweaked to ensure the maximum amount of track time is made available to the 1000cc solo machines and they will feature first on track during each evening qualifying session.

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