The Isle of Man TT is a unique challenge in motorsport. As a result, the challenges facing event organisers the ACU and TT clerk of the course Gary Thompson are also extremely different compared to any other form of racing.
The 2019 TT has so far been incredibly difficult for the organisers. Most of practice week was lost to poor weather, with only three days of the scheduled six of running taking place. That ultimately forced the start of racing to first be delayed from Saturday June 1 to Sunday June 2, before eventually being set in stone for Monday - though two race days would also be lost to the weather. Because of this, hundreds of disgruntled fans ended their trips to the island without having seen any track action.
Television schedules have been heavily affected, and numerous sponsor VIPs were left high and dry by the weather's relentless misery. In other racing series, these factors would be enough to force organisers into a different course of action, but this is not the case with the TT.