Thalgau, Austria - Although there were continued rain showers this afternoon, race officials deemed the conditions good enough to run a four and a half hour practice session. Only about 40 riders chose to participate. The practice session went off without incident. Everyone is hoping the weather will improve tomorrow and that qualifying session #1 can go ahead as scheduled tomorrow afternoon.
Thalgau, Austria - It's been raining hard in Austria for the past 24 hours. The two-hour morning practice session has been canceled. At the moment the rain has stopped and the organizers are hopeful that they can run practice this afternoon. With the high speeds riders attain on the Thalgau race course. officials deemed the course unsafe to run under the conditions. It has been a very wet summer in Europe with abnormal weather. We will update again in the evening.