Coronavirus Forces Pre TT Classic Postponement, Post TT Races Abandoned

Coronavirus Forces Pre TT Classic Postponement, Post TT Races Abandoned

Unfortunately the Coronavirus situation within the UK, which has caused problems, tribulations, schedule nightmares for pretty much all sports, has forced the abandonment, postponement respectively of the Billown based Post TT, Pre TT Classic events.

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Following the unprecedented announcement about TT 2020 being cancelled, Southern 100 Racing organisers for competitive action on the famous Billown course, have released this evening the following statement:

“Southern 100 Racing, organisers of the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races & Silicone Post TT Road Races are very conscious of the unprecedented situation regarding the COVID 19 outbreak and are fully behind the Isle of Man Government’s Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK’s decision to cancel the 2020 TT Races and the races that traditionally open and close the TT Festival in the interest of the health of the people of the Island, but also the safety of our volunteers, officials, local residents and landowners around the Colas Billown Course and also the competitors and spectators and the wider general public.

Whilst planning for the 2020 Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races and the Silicone Post TT Road Races were well advanced and entries being received and accepted and course preparation due to commence, Southern 100 Racing are saddened that they are having to cancel both events which have grown in popularity over the years and have become an integral part of the TT Festival.

The Club is presently reviewing the situation regarding holding the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races later in the year, however it will not be possible to re-arrange the Silicone Post TT Road Races.

Southern 100 Racing will be in contact with all competitors, who have entered either or both the Pre-TT & Post TT Races regarding refund of entry fees in the next fortnight.”

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