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Classic TT/Manx Grand Prix: Tuesday Practice Schedule Alterations Announced

Revealed this morning at 11:45 AM, Clerk of The Course Gary Thompson announced that Junior/Senior Classic TT, Ultra Lightweight/Lightweight/Newcomers B Manx GP exponents will be the first to take to the Mountain Course this evening.

The change in schedule is due to the lack of track time that Junior/Senior Classic, Ultra Lightweight/Lightweight Manx GP class competitors have gained this week, thanks to a combination of factors including sheer bad luck, short marshal numbers and inclement weather.

Competitive action this evening is hoped to get underway from 6:20 PM, with roads anticipated to begin to re-open to the general public from 8:10 PM.

York’s Joe Thompson will focus solely on the Wilcock Consulting Kawasaki for the remainder of this year’s Classic TT, having parted company with Junior/Lightweight class machinery provider, John Chapman Racing. Photo by Mark Corlett

The full new look schedule for Tuesday’s action at the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, is as follows:

6:00 PM Roads around Mountain Course close

6:20 PM Senior/Junior Classic TT practice
Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight/Newcomers B Manx GP practice

7:15 PM Superbike/Lightweight Classic TT practice
Junior/Senior/Newcomers A Manx GP practice

8:10 PM Roads around Mountain Course begin to re-open

9:00 PM Remainder of Mountain Course re-opens

Words by Stevie Rial