Rain is a pain but TT stars will shine

Frus­tra­tions can come thick and fast. The good news for 2017 is that it looks set to clear by the mid­dle of the week and in plenty of time to get a de­cent amount of prac­tice in. Nonethe­less, less prac­tice time will play into the hands of the more ex­pe­rien

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - ANDY CAL­TON

It doesn’t mat­ter how much you plan for some­thing, Mother Na­ture has a knack of throw­ing a span­ner in the works.

And when you’re try­ing to hold a fort­night of mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing on an is­land in the mid­dle of the Ir­ish Sea, you can al­most hear her chuck­ling.

The TT is a race like no other and while mo­tor­cy­cling is in­her­ently sus­cep­ti­ble to chang­ing con­di­tions, the twoweek fes­ti­val on the Isle of Man brings in even more vari­ables than usual. At a place where it can be rain­ing heav­ily on one side of the is­land while the other is bathed in sun­shine, the

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