Motorcycle Racing News Isle of Man TT 2014 Isle of Man TT Schedule | Qualifying and Race Dates/Times

2014 Isle of Man TT Schedule | Qualifying and Race Dates/Times

 

2014 Isle of Man TT Schedule

The 2014 Isle of Man TT officially gets underway Saturday, May 24, with the first batch of qualifying sessions.

This year’s TT, which occurs over two weeks, is the 103rd edition of the iconic road race. All the action takes place on the 37.73-mile Snaefell Mountain Course.

The two favorites in the 2014 TT are without a doubt 20-time TT winner John McGuinness and seven-time TT winner Michael Dunlop.

McGuinness will return on Honda CBR machinery as he looks to beat the man who holds the record for TT wins with 26 – Joey Dunlop.

But Michael Dunlop – the nephew of Joey – is already on a tear this year. Following some sour contract negotiations with Honda, Michael Dunlop signed with BMW Motorrad / Hawk Racing.

Michael piloted the S1000RR to two race wins at the North West 200, and will looking to emulate the 75th anniversary of the factory’s Senior TT victory in 1939. That year, Georg “Schorsch” Meier rode a factory Type 255 Kompressor to victory around the legendary island course, becoming both the first rider ever to break a 100mph average lap and the first ever foreign winner of the Isle of Man TT.

Last year Dunlop won four of five solo races, all except the Senior TT, which was won by McGuinness.

As for the other events, Michael Rutter (MotoCzysz) won the TT Zero and James Hillier (Kawasaki/Quattro Plant) won the Lightweight TT. In the Sidecar races, Tim Reeves/Daniel Sayle (Haith LCR) and Ben Birchall/TOm Birchall (Hanni LCR/Manx Gas Racing) each won a race.

For a recap of last year’s TT, visit 2013 Isle of Man TT Recap.

Following is the qualifying and race schedule for the 2014 Isle of Man TT.

2014 Isle of Man TT Qualifying Schedule (all local Manx time):

Saturday, May 24:

– 18:20 hrs – 18:45 hrs Solo Newcomers’ speed controlled lap

– 18:35 hrs – 19:00 hrs Sidecar Newcomers’ speed controlled lap

– 18:50 hrs – 19:50 hrs Lightweight TT / Newcomers (all solo classes)

– 19:55 hrs – 20:50 hrs Sidecar

Monday, May 26:

– 18:20 hrs – 19:55 hrs Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (except Lightweight)

– 20:00 hrs – 20:50 hrs Sidecars

Tuesday, May 27:

– 18:20 hrs – 19:05 hrs Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (except Lightweight)

– 19:10 hrs – 19:55 hrs Supersport/Lightweight/Newcomers (all Solo classes)

– 20:00 hrs – 20:50 hrs Sidecars

Wednesday, May 28:

– 18:20 hrs – 19:55 hrs Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (except Lightweight)

– 20:00 hrs – 20:50 hrs Sidecars

Thursday, May 29:

– 18:20 hrs – 19:10 hrs Sidecars- 19:15 hrs

– 19:55 hrs Supersport/Lightweight/Newcomers (all Solo classes)

– 20:00 hrs – 20:50 hrs Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (except Lightweight)

Friday, May 30:

– 18:20 hrs – 19:10 hrs Sidecars

– 19:15 hrs – 19:50 hrs Supersport/Lightweight/Newcomers (all Solo classes)

– 19:55 hrs – 20:25 hrs Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (except Lightweight)

– 20:30 hrs – 20:50 hrs TT Zero Challenge

Saturday, May 31:

– 16:40 hrs – 17:40 hrs Supersport/Lightweight

– 17:45 hrs – 18:30 hrs TT Zero Challenge

Monday, June 2:

– 12:30 hrs – 13:00 hrs Sidecars

– 16:00 hrs – 16:30 hrs TT Zero Challenge

Wednesday, June 4:

– 15:50 hrs – 16:15 hrs Senior TT

– 16:20 hrs – 16:45 hrs Lightweight

2014 Isle of Man TT Race Schedule:

Saturday, May 31:

– 11:00 hrs Superbike TT Race 6 laps

– 14:00 hrs Sidecar TT Race 1 3 laps

Monday, June 2:

– 10:45 hrs Supersport TT Race 1 4 laps

– 14:00 hrs Superstock TT Race 4 laps

Wednesday, June 4:

– 10:45 hrs TT Zero Challenge 1 lap

– 12:00 hrs TT Supersport Race 2 4 laps

– 14:30 hrs TT Sidecar Race 2 3 laps

Friday, June 6:

– 10:15 Lightweight TT Race 3 laps

– 13:00 hrs Senior TT Race 6 laps

 

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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