2017 Isle of Man TT Race Fortnight Schedule

The 2017 Isle of Man TT race fortnight will this year run from Saturday 27th May until Friday 9th June. Practice sessions will take place during the first week while the first race will take place on Saturday 3rd June.

Practice Schedule

Saturday 27th May

  • 18.20 Solo Newcomers Speed Controlled Lap
  • 18.25 Sidecar Newcomers Speed Controlled Lap
  • 18.40 – 20.50 Supersport/Lightweight TT/Newcomers (all solo classes) practice

Monday 29th May

  • 18.20 – 19.45 Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (all classes except Lightweight) qualifying
  • 19.50 – 20.50 Sidecars

Tuesday 30th May

  • 18.20 – 19.20 Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (all classes except Lightweight) qualifying
  • 19.45 – 20.40 Sidecars
  • 20.40 – 20.50 TT Zero 1 lap practice

Thursday 1st June

  • 18.20 – 19.10 Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (all classes except Lightweight) qualifying
  • 19.10 – 19.35 Supersport/Lightweight TT/Newcomers (all solo classes) qualifying
  • 19.40 – 20.40 Sidecars
  • 20.40 – 20.50 TT Zero 1 lap practice

Friday 2nd June

  • 18.20 – 19.40 Sueprbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (all classes except Lightweight) qualifying
  • 19.45 – 20.40 Sidecars
  • 20.40 – 20.50 TT Zero 1 lap practice

Saturday 3rd June

  • 15.35 Supersport/Superstock/Lightweight TT qualifying
  • 16.10 TT Zero qualifying (1 lap)

Monday 5th June

  • 12.30 Sidecar TT qualifying (2 laps)
  • 16.05 Lightweight TT qualifying (1 lap)
  • 16.20 TT Zero qualifying (1 lap)

Tuesday 6th June (alternate race day)

  • 14.15 Sidecar TT qualifying (2 laps)
  • 15.40 Lightweight TT qualifying (1 lap)
  • 15.55 TT Zero qualifying (1 lap)

Wednesday 7th June

  • 12.25 Sidecar TT qualifying (1 lap)
  • 15.40 Senior TT qualifying (1 lap)

Thursday 8th June (alternate race day)

  • 14.10 Sidecar TT qualifying (1 lap)
  • 15.25 Senior TT qualifying (1 lap)

Race Schedule

Saturday 3rd June

  • 11.00 TT Superbike race (6 laps)
  • 14.00 TT Sidecar race 1 (3 laps)

Monday 5th June

  • 10.45 TT Supersport race 1 (4 laps)
  • 14.15 TT superstock race (4 laps)

Wednesday 7th June

  • 10.45 TT Supersport race 2 (4 laps)
  • 13.45 TT Lightweight race (4 laps)
  • 16.25 TT Zero race (1 lap)

Friday 9th June

  • 10.30 TT Sidecar race 2 (3 laps)
  • 12.45 Senior TT race (6 laps)

ITV4 TV Schedule

  • Monday 29th May – 9pm – TT 2017: Record Breakers
  • Tuesday 30th May – 9pm – TT 2017: The Perfect Lap
  • Wednesday 31st May – 9pm – TT 2017: My Greatest Moment
  • Thursday 1st June – 9pm – Preview Show
  • Friday 2nd June – 9pm – Qualifying Highlights
  • Saturday 3rd June – 9pm – Superbike TT Race
  • Sunday 4th June – 9pm – Sidecar TT Race 1
  • Monday 5th June – 9pm – Supersport TT Race 1
  • Tuesday 6th June – 9pm – Superstock TT Race
  • Wednesday 7th June – 9pm – Supersport TT Race 2
  • Thursday 8th June – 9pm – Lightweight TT Race and TT Zero
  • Friday 9th June – 9pm – Senior TT
  • Saturday 10th June – 9pm – Sidecar TT Race 2
  • Sunday 11th June – 6pm – Review Show 1
  • Sunday 11th June – 7pm – Review Show 2

Michael Rutter fastest in truncated Superbike session

Michael Rutter topped the times in a shortened Superbike session following 25 minutes of running. His lap time of 4:23.943 was 1.7 seconds better than Glenn Irwin’s best effort.

It was Michael Dunlop who ended the session third fastest with a time of 4:25.756, ahead of Martin Jessopp and Peter Hickman. William Dunlop was sixth fastest with James Hillier seventh and Superstock and Supersport pole sitter Alistair Seeley eighth fastest. Lee Johnston and Dean Harrison were ninth and tenth respectively.  The session was red flagged following an incident involving John McGuinness at Primrose. The Honda rider has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg.

The remainder of the session was abandoned with 20 minutes left to run due to roads needing to be open within half an hour.

Outside of the top 10 Derek Sheils finished up 11th ahead of McGuinness, Bruce Anstey, Dan Kneen and Jamie Coward.

  1. Michael Rutter 4:23.943
  2. Glenn Irwin 4:25.655
  3. Michael Dunlop 4:25.756
  4. Martin Jessopp 4:26.192
  5. Peter Hickman 4:29.455 

Supersport pole for Alistair Seeley at North West 200

Alistair Seeley continued his fast form with the fastest time in Thursday’s Supersport session. He did a 4:36.444 on his Gearlink Kawasaki to end up 1.2 seconds faster than Lee Johnston. 

A late flyer for Michael Dunlop saw him go third fastest with a 4:38.978. Martin Jessopp finished up fourth fastest ahead of Dean Harrison and James Hillier. Peter Hickman ended the session with the seventh fastest time beating Ian Hutchinson and William Dunlop. Dunlop had had problems with his bike during Tuesday’s session so his lap time was of added importance. Adam McLean rounded out the top ten with an impressive performance.

John McGuinness was just two tenths of a second off a top ten qualifying finish, ahead of Bruce Anstey and James Cowton. Paul Jordan and Jamie Coward rounded out the top 15 fastest riders. 

  1. Alistair Seeley – 4:36.444
  2. Lee Johnston – 4:37.666
  3. Michael Dunlop – 4:38.978
  4. Martin Jessopp – 4:39.512
  5. Dean Harrison – 4:39.667

Alistair Seeley goes fastest in Superstock practice 

After narrowly missing out on the fastest Superstock time on Tuesday, Alistair Seeley signalled his intentions by going nearly three seconds faster than Michael Rutter in Thursday’s session.

The Tyco BMW rider completed a lap of 4:22.104 to take provisional pole with Rutter second with a lap time of 4:25.079. Third fastest in the session was Lee Johnston ahead of Ian Hutchinson by just a tenth of a second. Next up was Dean Harrison with Supertwin pacesetter Martin Jessopp in sixth. Michael Dunlop, James Hillier, Horst Saiger and William Dunlop rounded out the top ten fastest riders in the session.

Just outside the top ten was Dan Kneen ahead of Derek Sheils, Jamie Coward, Steve Mercer and Daley Mathison. 

  1. Alistair Seeley 4:22.104
  2. Michael Rutter 4:25.079
  3. Lee Johnston 4:27.688
  4. Ian Hutchinson 4:27.767
  5. Dean Harrison 4:28.104

Martin Jessopp fastest in Thursday North West 200 Supertwin practice

Martin Jessopp was the fastest rider in Thursday’s Supertwin practice session. His lap-time of 4:55.664 was faster than the time he managed on Tuesday

Michael Rutter was once again second fastest, 1.160 seconds off Jessopp’s pace. Dan Cooper put in a last minute fast lap to go third fastest ahead of Lee Johnston and Ivan Lintin. Derek Sheils was sixth fastest ahead of Adam McLean.

James Cowton ended the session in eight but his bike broke down out on track and he had to get a lift back to the pit area on the back of one of the medical team bikes. Paul Jordan rounded out the top ten fastest times in the session.

Christian Elkin was 11th fastest ahead of Michael Sweeney who also stopped out on track but early on in the session. Kris Duncan, Victor Lopez and Marty Lennon rounded out the top 15 fastest riders.

  1. Martin Jessopp 4:55.664
  2. Michael Rutter 4:56.804
  3. Dan Cooper 4:59.249
  4. Lee Johnston 5:00.626
  5. Ivan Lintin 5:00.850

Michael Rutter leads tight Superstock practice

Michael Rutter ended up fastest in the Superstock practice session on Tuesday afternoon, but it proved to be the closest class of the day with the top three riders separated by just five tenths of a second.

Having finished second fastest in Superbike practice to Alistair Seeley, Rutter turned the tables on his Bathams BMW Superstock machine. He pipped Seeley to the fastest time by just a tenth of a second with Lee Johnston ending up third fastest.

Ian Hutchinson was fourth fastest ahead of Dean Harrison and Martin Jessopp. Michael Dunlop was seventh fastest, finishing ahead of Peter Hickman, William Dunlop, and Horst Saiger.

The session was reduced to 25 minutes in length with the proceedings having been delayed right from the off. A road traffic incident on the circuit led to the newcomers session getting away late consequently reducing the duration of the rest of the sessions. It ran right to the 3pm limit having been red flagged just a couple of minutes in.

A course car got stuck on the apex of the chicane at the end of the start/finish straight, leading to a number of officials having to ‘bounce’ it out of the way:

They had initially tried to control the situation under a yellow flag but when riders got very close to hitting the car it was red flagged.

Full Superstock Practice Results

Martin Jessopp sets fastest Supertwin time in Tuesday practice

Martin Jessopp was the fastest rider in the Tuesday Supertwin practice session at the North West 200.

He topped the times by 1.677 seconds over Michael Rutter who was a last minute entry in the class for KMR, replacing Hudson Kennaugh. 2016 race winner Ivan Lintin ended the session third fastest for Dafabet Devitt Racing while Lee Johnston was fourth.

Dan Cooper – who has returned to the North West 200 following his accident in 2016 which saw him suffer dislocation in both arms – was fifth fastest ahead of James Cowton and Derek Sheils. Paul Jordan, Xavier Denis and Darren James ended up eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.

Barry Furber was eleventh fastest in front of the best placed newcomer Matt Sadowski in twelfth. Paul Gartland, David Madsen-Mygdal and newcomer Lee Bass were 13th, 14th and 15th fastest.