Despite low-lying mist around areas of the Isle of Man, it is still hoped the first day of racing at the 2010 TT will get under way on time.
The six-lap PokerStars Superbike race is due to start at midday, with the first Sure Sidecar TT, to be run over three laps, due away at 3pm.
The Island was covered by mist this morning, but forecasters believe the cloud will lift to allow racing to be run – although a small delay cannot yet be ruled out.
The Mountain Road between Ramsey Hairpin and the Creg-ny-Baa is scheduled to close at 10.30am and the rest of the circuit at 11am.
TT Update #1
Mist rolling in from the sea has caused a delay to the start of the PokerStars Superbike TT, the first race of the 2010 Isle of Man TT.
As racers and fans await the start of the six-lap race, officials are keeping a close eye on the weather and have so far announced a delay until at least 3pm.
The first Sure Sidecar TT, to be run over three laps, is scheduled away at 3pm, but the delay is likely to impact on that contest too.
The Mountain Road between Ramsey Hairpin and the Creg-ny-Baa is closed at 10.30am and the rest of the circuit at 11am.
TT Update #2
After a three and a half hour delay racing at the 2010 Isle of Man TT got under way at 3.30pm with the PokerStars Superbike race.
John McGuinness retired with reported mechanical problems on lap one and Conor Cummins has taken the lead with a staggering 131.511mph first lap from a standing start. He holds the leap by more than 20 seconds at the end of lap three of six.
The first Sure Sidecar Race is now due to get under way at 6pm, with all three laps being run.
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TT Tweets (Lastest on top to oldest down below)
Sidecar Race will now start at 6.15pm 15 minutes ago via web
The Sidecar TT is scheduled for a 6.00pm start over three laps, followed by practice for the Superstock and Supersport machines. 19 minutes ago via web
Ian Hutchinson receives the Superbike TT Trophy on the podium as the champagne is sprayed. 20 minutes ago via web
Ian Hutchinson wins the Superbike TT on the Padgetts Honda with a lap of 127.398mph.
Guy Martin, Adrian Archibald and Keith Amor complete the top six.
Michael Dunlop takes second place, with Cameron Donald third. 4 minutes ago via web
Ian Hutchinson wins the Superbike TT on the Padgetts Honda with a lap of 127.398mph. 5 minutes ago via web
One second separates Donld and Martin at Ramsey on the sixth lap 8 minutes ago via web
Keith Amor quickest through Sulby on lap 6 at 190.100mph. 13 minutes ago via web
Hutchinson’s lead is 50.58 seconds over Dunlop, with Archibald third 20 minutes ago via web
124.018mph – Hutchinson’s fifth lap speed, includes pit stop. 23 minutes ago via web
Carl Rennie stops at Ramsey – cooked clutch! 24 minutes ago via web
Hutchy, M Dunlop and Archibald, top three at Ramsey lap 5. 25 minutes ago via web
Conor retired at Laurel Bank with mechanical failure, he is perfectly ok. 29 minutes ago via web
Guy Martin picks up a time penalty for speeding in the pits. 31 minutes ago via web
Conor Cummins has not reached Glen Helen. Hutchinson leads by 40.24 seconds from Michael Dunlop, with Archibald third. 33 minutes ago via web
Guy pulled back 4 seconds in his pit stop 38 minutes ago via web
Conor stall the McAdoo Kawasaki as he starts his fifth lap and the lead is down to 4 seconds! 40 minutes ago via web
130.028mph lap for Cummins as he comes into the pits. 41 minutes ago via web
Hutchy comes into the Pits for his second refuel and new rear tyre. 42 minutes ago via web
Lead increased to 23.35 seconds at Ramsey lap four 7 minutes ago via web
192.800 mph through Sulby for Amor. 10 minutes ago via web
Hutchy pulls half a second back at Cronk-ny-Mona, but at the Grandstand tghe lead is extended to 21.13 seconds. 19 minutes ago via web
21.25 seconds lead at the Bungalow for Cummins, with Martin still third. 21 minutes ago via web
Amor quickest through Sulby lap 3 – 190.100mph 26 minutes ago via web
Cummins, Hutchinson and Martin, firt three at Glen Helen lap 3. 18.95 the leaders advantage. 29 minutes ago via web
Michael Dunlop joins 130 club with a 130.213 mph second lap. 35 minutes ago via web
Cummins does 131.111 on second lap and leads by 16.49 seconds. Hutchy second, Martin third and Michael Dunlop fourth. 36 minutes ago via web
Hutchy into pits for for fuel and new tyre, then Lougher. 38 minutes ago via web
Ramsey Lap 2- Cummins, Hutchinson, Martin, Michael Dunlop, Archibald & Lougher. 42 minutes ago via web
191.200 mph was Hutchy’s speed through Sulby. 44 minutes ago via web
13.37 seconds lead at Ballaugh for Cummins on the McAdoo Kawasaki about 1 hour ago via web
Olie Linsdell first to pull into Pits and to retire. about 1 hour ago via web
11.65 seconds is the lead Conor enjoys over Hutchy, with Guy Martin third, 6 seconds down on Hutchinson. about 1 hour ago via web
Hutchy safely through Glen Helen on lap two followed by Anstey. about 1 hour ago via web
Conor does 131.511mph from standing start! about 1 hour ago via web
Hutchy smashes the lap record from a standing start at 130.496mph about 1 hour ago via web
Hutchy leading Anstey on the road at Cronk-ny-Mona about 1 hour ago via web
Cummins, Hutchinson and Martin at the Bungalow – 7.43 seconds advantage. about 1 hour ago via web
Conor leading at Ramsey by 6 seconds, from Hutchy and Guy Martin. about 1 hour ago via web
McGuinness retires on Sulby Straight, lap one. about 1 hour ago via web
Conor in the lead on time at Ballaugh by 3.12 seconds, Hutchy 3rd 3.2 seconds behind McGuinness. about 1 hour ago via web
8-hundreths of a second separate John McGuinness and Conor Cummins at Glen Helen lap One. about 1 hour ago via web
Bruce Anstey gets the 2010 Superbike TT away at 3.30pm, followed by John McGuinness 10 seconds later. about 1 hour ago via web
5 minute board has been shown. Here we go!! about 1 hour ago via web
It has been announced the Superbike TT will start at 3.30pm, over six laps, 226.32 miles. about 2 hours ago via web
A further delay has just been announced until 3.30pm. about 2 hours ago via web
Things are looking promising for a 3pm start. :) about 2 hours ago via web