Following a disrupted schedule due to weather conditions, racing finally got underway today at the 2019 Isle of Man TT races across the 37.73-mile Mountain Circuit, which saw Ian Hutchinson and David Johnson take part in the Superbike and Supersport races aboard Honda CBR machinery.
The opening race of the day, the shortened four-lap RST Superbike Race, had a 25 minute delay but got underway at 11:05 (local time) this morning, with teammates Hutchinson and Johnson lining up respectively aboard their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machines. Both riders had just started on their third lap, when the race was red-flagged due to an incident at Snugborough. The race was declared with no re-start, which saw Johnson finish seventh and ‘Hutchy’ 13th.
The Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1 went ahead later in the evening at 18:30 (local time), with the Honda duo aboard CBR600RR machines. At the end of the first lap Hutchison was tenth and Johnson just outside the top-ten in 12th.
Sadly the weather stopped play at the end of the second lap, with rain coming in on the west side of the island. The result was declared, with Hutchison 10th and Johnson 14th.
Racing continues this week at the 2019 TT races with the Superstock race scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 4 June), the second Supersport race on Wednesday (5 June) and the six-lap blue riband Senior TT on Friday 7 June.
Click here for Tuesday’s schedule.