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Three Lap Junior, Lightweight Races Amongst Various Schedule Changes For 2020 Classic TT

Reduced in distance Junior, Lightweight races are amongst various subtle changes to the practice/race schedule for next year’s Classic TT Races.

The 350cc, 250cc machinery based Junior, Lightweight class encounters will now both take place over a three lap distance whilst the Senior, yesteryear Superbike races remain over a four lap distance.

In contrast to recent Classic TT’s, the Lightweight race, won last August by Milenco by Padgetts Bruce Anstey, are scheduled to open race week action on the 29th August, followed by the in recent times Paton dominated Senior 500 competition.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Additional confirmed schedule alternations include 1 lap practice sessions ahead of each race, practice week beginning as at TT 2020 with a Sunday afternoon practice session plus practice action per class alternating through Monday to Thursday’s timed stints around the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.

Here’s how the prospective full practice/race schedule for the 2020 Classic TT Races, is shaping up:

Practice Week:

Sunday 23rd August:

1:30 PM Manx GP/Classic TT Newcomers speed controlled laps
1:50 PM Superbike/Lightweight Classic TT practice
3:35 PM Senior/Junior Classic TT practice
4:40 PM Mountain Course newcomers practice

Monday 24th August:

6:20 PM Superbike/Lightweight Classic TT practice

Tuesday 25th August:

6:20 PM Senior/Junior/Lightweight Classic TT practice

Wednesday 26th August:

6:20 PM Superbike/Lightweight Classic TT practice

Thursday 27th August:

6:20 PM Senior/Junior/Lightweight Classic TT practice

Friday 28th August:

1:00 PM Superbike/Lightweight Classic TT practice
2:30 PM Senior/Junior Classic TT practice

Race Week:

Saturday 29th August:

11:00 AM Practice all classes – One lap
12:45 PM Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT – 3 Laps
2:30 PM Parade lap
3:30 PM Bennetts Senior Classic TT – 4 Laps

Monday 31st August:

10:15 AM Practice all classes – One lap
11:15 AM Locate.im Junior Classic TT – 3 Laps
1:15 PM Classic TT Lap of Honour
2:15 PM RST Superbike Classic TT – 4 Laps

Words by Stevie Rial

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