Feedback invited on proposed additional TT practice session

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Consultation has been launched on a proposed additional day-time qualifying session for this year’s TT.

TT organisers announced, subject to consultation, the session was to take place on Thursday, May 29, from 10.15am to 12.40pm.

But the Department of Economic Development, which is inviting feedback, said it considers ‘there may be significant benefit in scheduling an additional qualifying session on the Thursday or Friday of TT practice week to provide competitors more opportunity to practice, qualify and prepare their machines’.

It says it would result in road closures during the morning or afternoon of one of those days, with roads on the mountain section between Barrule Park and Creg-Ny-Baa closing earlier and opening later due to the one-way system.

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The deadline for responses is Thursday, February 27.

Speaking after the proposal was announced, Ramsey High School head teacher David Trace said it would be a ‘nightmare’ to be open when the session went ahead.

Education chiefs have said they will take part in the consultation.

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