The third day of the TT 2022 races was to include two competitions: the Supertwin three-lap race and the second Supersport three-lap race.
The schedule was supposed to start at 11:45 this morning, but night rain and fog around the mountain initially led to a two-hour delay, and the daytime was revised several times.
In the end, the warm-up lap for the single racers and Sidecars took place at 13:45, before the Supertwin race started at 15:00.
The second Supersport race was supposed to start at 6.30pm, but the rain about an hour before the start of the race forced the organizers to cancel today’s event.
The new schedule has not been confirmed yet.
On Wednesday, the Supertwins race was won by Peter Hickman after a tense battle with Michael Dunlop ended with the latter getting technical problems in the final round.
It was Hickman’s third win in the TT 2022 and first in the Supertwins class, meaning he won every class in the event except Sidecars.
Friday is the last day of the TT race, and the second three-round Sidecar competition and the final of the six Senior TT laps for the Superbike class are to take place.
It is unclear if the organizers plan to postpone the second Supersport race, although weather conditions on Thursday, which is due to be a day off for the squad, look unfavorable.
Hickman won the start of the week’s superbike race on his BMW, driven by the FHO, and backed it up with a win at the Superstock event on Monday.
He also finished third in the first Supersport race on Monday, which was marred by the tragic death of Davy Morgan in a 27th-stage incident on the final lap.
Morgan became the third participant to die on the TT in 2022, after single racer Mark Perslow was killed in a training accident and Sidecar driver Cesar Chanal was killed in an accident on Saturday in first class race.
On Wednesday, organizers sent out a press release stating that the identity of the Sidecar participant who was killed on Saturday was erroneous after it was initially reported that passenger Olivier Laurel had died.
Laurel remains in critical condition at Liverpool Hospital.