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Classic TT/Manx Grand Prix: Practice/Race Schedule

Just a week after the record breaking, history making action at the FonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix, attentions within the pure roads scene turn back to Manx shores for the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling incorporated Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix.

Both events have attracted top draw entry lists across all classes, with a host of star names, highly rated next generation roads talent, plus various ambitious newcomers all set to compete on the magical, fabled, mythical Mountain Course.

Competitive action gets underway on Saturday, with the opening practice sessions beginning as per tradition with the newcomers speed controlled laps, which is hoped to begin from 5:20 PM.

The full practice, race schedule for the 2019 Classic TT/Manx Grand Prix, is as follows:

17th August: Roads close from 5:00 PM, re-open 9:00 PM

5:20-5:45 PM Manx GP/Classic TT debutants – speed controlled laps
5:35-6:30 PM Junior/Senior Manx GP practice – Lightweight/Superbike Classic TT practice
6:35-7:30 PM Junior/Senior Classic TT practice – Manx GP Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight practice
7:48-8:00 PM Manx GP newcomers practice

19th August: Roads close from 6:00 PM, re-open 9:00 PM

6:20-7:05 PM Junior/Senior Manx GP practice – Lightweight/Superbike Classic TT practice
7:10-7:45 PM Junior/Senior Classic TT practice – Manx GP Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight practice
7:48-8:00 PM Manx GP newcomers practice

20th August: Roads close from 6:00 PM, re-open 9:00 PM

6:20-7:10 PM Junior/Senior/Newcomers A Manx GP practice – Lightweight/Superbike Classic TT practice
7:15-8:00 PM Junior/Senior Classic TT practice – Manx GP Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight/Newcomers B practice

Photo by Nick Wheeler

21st August: Roads close from 6:00 PM, re-open 9:00 PM

6:20-7:10 PM Junior/Senior/Newcomers A Manx GP practice – Lightweight/Superbike Classic TT practice
7:15-8:00 PM Junior/Senior Classic TT practice – Manx GP Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight/Newcomers B practice

22nd August: Roads close from 6:00 PM, re-open 9:00 PM

6:20-7:10 PM Junior/Senior/Newcomers A Manx GP practice – Lightweight/Superbike Classic TT practice
7:15-8:00 PM Junior/Senior Classic TT practice – Manx GP Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight/Newcomers B practice

23rd August: Roads close from 6:00 PM, re-open 9:00 PM

6:20-7:10 PM Junior/Senior Classic TT practice – Manx GP Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight/Newcomers B practice
7:15-8:00 PM Junior/Senior/Newcomers A Manx GP practice – Lightweight/Superbike Classic TT practice

24th August: Roads close from 11:00 PM, re-open 9:00 PM

11:30 AM Bennetts Senior Classic TT 4 Lap race
1:25 PM Junior/Senior/Newcomers A Manx GP practice 2 Laps
1:55 PM Junior/Superbike Classic TT practice 1 Lap
3:30 PM Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT 4 Lap race
5:20 PM Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight/Newcomers B Manx GP practice 2 Laps

26th August: Roads close from 09:30 AM, re-open 9:00 PM

10:15 AM Locate.im Junior Classic TT 4 Lap race
1:00 PM Classic Racer Magazine Classic TT Lap of Honour
2:15 PM RST Superbike Classic TT 4 Lap race
4:15 PM Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix 4 Lap race
Newcomers B Manx Grand Prix 4 Lap race
Newcomers C Manx Grand Prix 4 Lap race
6:20 PM Junior/Senior/Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight Manx GP practice 2 Laps

28th August: Roads close from 09:30 AM, re-open 5:00 PM

10:15 AM Junior Manx Grand Prix 4 Lap race
1:15 PM Opening Lightweight Manx Grand Prix 4 Lap race
Opening Ultra Lightweight Manx Grand Prix 3 Lap race
3:15 PM 1 lap Manx GP Senior practice session
3:20 PM 1 lap Manx GP Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight practice session

30th August: Roads close from 09:30 AM, re-open 5:00 PM

10:15 AM Manx GP Lightweight Race 2 4 Lap race
Manx GP Ultra Lightweight Race 2 3 Lap race
1:15 PM Senior Manx Grand Prix 4 Lap race

Words by Stevie Rial

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