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Schedule tweaks for Festival day one

Eyes on clouds for opening race

Organisers have squeezed in an additional qualifying session ahead of the first day of racing at the 2018 Festival of Motorcycling.

Roads are closing at 11am as scheduled.

As it stands, newcomers alongside Classic TT and MGP riders will have the chance to take two laps at 11.30am.

That's ahead of the Bennetts Senior Classic TT at 1pm.

The schedule is subject to change - stay tuned to Manx Radio TT for the latest updates.

Two motorsport icons will also be showing their mettle today.

Bruce Anstey will make a special demonstration lap on the RCV Honda (12.20pm).

Comeback TT champion John McGuinness is to perform a tribute lap commemorating 40 years since Mike Hailwood's legendary 1978 comeback (3.45pm).

Roads around the Mountain Course will reopen no later than 7.30pm.

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