Whilst the nine-day schedule remains, race action will increase during next year’s Manx Grand Prix, as the Junior 350 Classics race, last held in 2019 as part of the now defunct Classic TT, slots back into the racing itinerary.
Organisers have confirmed, that pending all going to plan, qualifying sessions will open on the 18th of August (Sunday) with qualifying week commencing up till the 22nd of August (Thursday).
Three days of thrilling Mountain Course style races follow (23rd-26th August), beginning with the three, four lap Lightweight, Senior Classic encounters.
Then it’s the turn of the reinstated Junior Classics followed by the Super Twins based Junior class.
Racing concludes with the blue-riband Supersport derived Senior class and the bulky, ultra-powerful Classic Superbikes.
Additionally disclosed this morning, top Clubman racer awards are up for grabs in the non-modern machinery races.
Racers eligible for awards must be non-participants within the 2024 TT Races.
Those tackling TT 2024, will be deemed in yesteryear races as ‘TT’ pilots.
Here’s a run-down of how the 2024 Manx GP qualifying/races schedule is shaping up:
(Timing iterations to be revealed in the near future)
18th August: Qualifying sessions
19th August: Qualifying sessions
20th August: Qualifying sessions
21st August: Qualifying sessions
22nd August: Qualifying sessions
23rd August: Lightweight Race – 3 Laps
Classic Senior Race – 4 Laps
24th August: Classic Junior Race – 3 Laps
Junior Race – 4 Laps
26th August: Senior Race – 4 Laps
Classic Superbike Race – 4 Laps
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