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Morning Warm Up Laps, Confirmed Afternoon Sessions Amongst Planned Schedule Changes For TT 2020

The practice week/race week schedule’s at the TT Races in 2020 are set to look more than a touch different to recent TT meetings, following planned changes unveiled by the event promoters the Isle of Man Department for Enterprise and race organisers ACU (Auto Cycle Union) Events Ltd.

Amongst the various changes include practice action beginning at the end of May (31st), not on Saturday but on Sunday afternoon with Superbike/Superstock timed practice after newcomers sighting laps opening the competitive proceedings at TT 2020.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Additionally prior to next June’s race action around the fabled, mythical Mountain Course, morning warm up laps are hoped to take place before the Superbike, Supersport, Superstock, Lightweight races take centre stage.

Here’s how the full practice/race schedule for TT 2020 which could if circumstances arise also include practice sessions on Thursday afternoon (4th June) and Friday evening (5th June), is currently shaping up:

Practice Week: 31st May – 5th June

Sunday 31st May:

1:00 PM Roads around Mountain Course close
1:30 PM Newcomers sighting laps
1:50 PM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport practice
3:30 PM Supersport/Lightweight practice
4:30 PM Sidecars practice

Monday 1st June:

6:00 PM Roads around Mountain Course close
6:20 PM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport practice
8:05 PM Sidecars practice

Tuesday 2nd June:

6:00 PM Roads around Mountain Course close
6:20 PM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport practice
7:25 PM Supersport/Lightweight practice
8:05 PM Sidecars practice

Wednesday 3rd June:

6:00 PM Roads around Mountain Course close
6:20 PM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport practice
8:05 PM Sidecars practice

Thursday 4th June:

6:00 PM Roads around Mountain Course close
6:20 PM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport practice
7:25 PM Supersport/Lightweight practice
8:05 PM Sidecars practice

Friday 5th June:

12:30 PM Roads around Mountain Course close
1:00 PM Superbike/Superstock/Supersport practice
2:10 PM Supersport/Lightweight practice
3:05 PM Sidecars practice

Race Week: 6th – 12th June

Saturday 6th June:

10:00 AM Roads around Mountain Course close
10:30 AM Solo morning warm up session – 1 lap
12:00 PM RST Superbike Race – 6 laps
3:00 PM Sidecar Race 1 – 3 laps

Monday 8th June:

10:00 AM Roads around Mountain Course close
10:30 AM Solo morning warm up session – 1 lap
11:45 AM Supersport Race 1 – 4 laps
2:45 PM Royal London 360 Superstock Race – 4 laps

Wednesday 10th June:

10:00 AM Roads around Mountain Course close
10:30 AM Solo morning warm up session – 1 lap
10:50 AM Sidecar shake down session – 1 lap
11:45 AM Bennetts Lightweight Race – 4 laps
2:45 PM Supersport Race 2 – 4 laps

Friday 12th June:

09:30 AM Roads around Mountain Course close
10:30 AM Sidecar Race 2 – 3 laps
12:45 PM Senior Race – 6 laps

Words by Stevie Rial

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