Due to changes to the TT Races schedule for 2023, just two race meetings are set to take place next year around the much-loved Castletown based, Colas Billown course.
The Pre-TT Classic Road Races, titled sponsored again by Blackford Financial Services, begins on the 26th May, with evening practice, qualifying sessions.
Fast forward to the 27th May and race action takes place with racing across the afternoon and the evening.
Whilst the Pre-TT Classic remains in good shape, the Post TT meeting first held in 1991 is now defunct.
Main reasons cited for this by event organisers Southern 100 Racing include:
• The Senior TT taking place now on a Saturday
• Medical personnel available not at a suitable level
• Marshal numbers declining as TT 2023 reaches its’ climax
Although perhaps not regarded by some as one of the Isle of Man’s elite road racing events, it’s still a shame to see the demise of the Post TT Road Races.
Iconic names to enjoy success at the Post TT have included Joey Dunlop, Ian Lougher, Dave Leach, Michael Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar and Dean Harrison.
Southern 100 Update:
Southern 100 wise, Billown’s top event is intended to run next year from the 10th-13th of July.
Back in the summer, record breaking, history making action was witnessed by those attending the ‘Friendly Races’.
Milenco by Padgetts Davey Todd took the Solo Championship title, edging out new Billown course lap record holder Dean Harrison.
Sidecars wise, Championship honours were acquired by FHO Racing’s Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley.
Photo credit: Mark Corlett
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou