The Quiet Before the Storm

Thursday was again beautiful on the Isle of Man, a day to relax, reflect and maybe buy those last minute gifts before the trek home.
Carl Fogarty is on the Island promoting his new book, he was interviewed by Jo Pack this afternoon on Radio TT. The interview can be seen on the Manx Radio website.

A cruise liner has docked in Douglas Bay and a couple of tall ships are anchored in Port Erin Bay

The paddock was a relaxed place with last minute tinkering before tomorrow's big day. John Holden was captured making his seating position more aerodynamic and James Hillier was just enjoying the atmosphere.

Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman had queues of people wanting pictures and autographs, they obliged all with friendly smiles and comments.
Des Connor shattered the peace when he cracked up his MV Augusta outside of the Hailwood Centre, much to the delight of all around.

The forecast is good for tomorrow and the only question is will lap and race records be broken again? Will the sidecar record break the 120 mph barrier and the Superbike break into the 135 mph average lap speed in the blue riband Senior TT?

It doesn't really matter so long as the races are good and more importantly safe.

Mike Hammonds