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The Isle of Man TT came to a disappointing end yesterday after the Senior race was cancelled for the first time in the event’s 105 year history.

The race had already been subjected to series of delays, with the event provisionally being cut from six laps to four, before a course inspection at 5:15pm on Sunday ruled the course unsafe for racing.

The inspection was carried out by rider liaison officer John Barton, alongside senior riders including Conor Cummins, John McGuinness and Ian Lougher.

John McGuinness said: “I think it was the right decision to cancel the race today … the track just wasn’t quite right. I’m also really nervous about riding the big bikes in patchy and damp conditions. It’s disappointing for everybody but tomorrow’s another day and we’re already looking forward to next year.”

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