2021 Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT Cancelled

Just 24 hours after the confirmed cancellation of the Southern 100 the final events on the Manx Road Racing 2021 Calendar have also been cancelled – the 2021 Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT. Covid-19 has now ensured that it will be 2022 at the earliest before we see any racing back on the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man Government confirmed the news this morning and a press release has been made via Social Media – Manx Grand Prix Official Facebook Page.

2021 Classic TT Cancelled
2021 Classic TT Cancelled

ISLE OF MAN GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS CLASSIC TT AND MANX GRAND PRIX 2021 CANCELLED

Following extensive consultation with representatives from key operational groups, the Isle of Man Government has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix. The races were due to run from Sunday 22nd August to Friday 3rd September.

Laurence Skelly, Minister for the Department for Enterprise, Isle of Man Government confirmed the decision today, saying:

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2020 Classic TT & 2020 Manx GP Cancelled

2020 Classic TT & 2020 Manx GP Cancelled :

2020 Classic TT Cancelled
2020 Classic TT Cancelled

The final road racing events* of 2020 left to announce their status have both confirmed today that they are cancelled. (*Macau is still on the calendar)

The 2020 Classic TT and 2020 Manx GP have been cancelled.

There is now no confirmed racing on the Island of Ireland or the Isle of Man in 2020.

Cookstown and the North West 200 are still holding out a little hope to reschedule their events for later in the year but that is a hope I do not share. It is now extremely likely that the only racing that we will see this year will be Macau. If even Macau?

2020 Manx GP Cancelled
2020 Manx GP Cancelled

Press Release from the Classic TT and Manx GP :

The Isle of Man Government and the Manx Motor Cycle Club, the race organisers of the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix, have taken the joint decision to cancel this year’s Classic TT presented by Bennetts and Manx Grand Prix, which were due to take place between the 22nd August and the 4th September on the Isle of Man. 

The decision to cancel both events has been taken following consultation between the Department for Enterprise and race organisers, the Manx Motor Cycle Club, taking into account the emergency measures including current border controls and travel restrictions caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, announced the decision today, saying: ‘This is obviously a conclusion that we didn’t want to reach but unfortunately when all the factors and advice are considered we felt that it was important to make an early decision to provide clarity and certainty to race officials, fans and sponsors, as well as competitors themselves. Although we cannot predict at this stage exactly what the Island’s or the global position will be in four months’ time, there is sufficient uncertainty and therefore making an early decision is the only responsible thing to do.

‘We also want to reassure the Island’s residents that their health and wellbeing remains our number one priority and focus in this ongoing situation and furthermore it isn’t appropriate to potentially place additional demands onto our hard-working hospital and medical staff by running the events this year.’

Peter Maddocks, Manx Motor Cycle Club Chairman, commented: ‘We were asked, as race organisers, by the Government whether we were confident that the event could take place purely from a logistical and operational point of view this year. Although we were confident that we could provide the officials, the situation around other key personnel, such as marshals and medical personnel could not be guaranteed. Additionally, the availability of event critical contractors and whether the infrastructure and equipment could even reach the Isle of Man in time is also an area of great uncertainty

‘We also took into account the levels of pre-event practice the riders would have had to enable them to effectively take on the unique challenge that racing on the Mountain Course represents. All of these factors were considered and ultimately formed the basis of the decision that, from an operational point of view, the event had to be cancelled this year. Even though we are all in uncertain times the Club is looking forward to planning a return to the mountain course in 2021.’


Keep up with all the latest News both the Classic TT and Manx GP through the following links :

Classic TT :

Manx GP :

As this situation evolves and affects more events TBNI.Blog will endeavour to keep you up to date.

The TBNI Road Racing Calendar will be updated as soon as new information comes to light so make sure you are subscribed to that : https://tbni.blog/road-racing-calendar/

You will also find new information as soon as it is available through the TBNI Facebook Page and TBNI Twitter Feed. So Follow those also.

Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT 2020 : What We Should Be Looking Forward to Now & Next

2020 Manx GP and Classic TT : Cancelled
2020 Manx GP and Classic TT : Cancelled
East Coast Motorcycling Festival 2020 : Cancelled
2020 Manx GP and Classic TT : Cancelled

As this situation evolves and affects more events TBNI.Blog will endeavour to keep you up to date.

The TBNI Road Racing Calendar will be updated as soon as new information comes to light so make sure you are subscribed to that : https://tbni.blog/road-racing-calendar/

You will also find new information as soon as it is available through the TBNI Facebook Page and TBNI Twitter Feed

2020 Isle of Man TT Schedule

The 2020 Isle of Man TT Schedule has been released and we have all the important dates and times to help you plan your trip, or if you can’t make it to the island at least you will know what time to tune into Manx Radio to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

Peter Hickman at the Isle of Man TT Races
Peter Hickman at the Isle of Man TT Races

Two things of note though.  The first may actually benefit you if you are heading over for practice week from Dublin – the first scheduled practices are now on the Sunday of Practice week. Traditionally the first day of practice was Saturday, however the first 2020  session will now be on Sunday 31st May afternoon – so if you are on that Dublin sailing think sharp – get off the boat and you will hopefully catch some Sunday qualifying.

Secondly – and sadly – there will be no TT Zero qualifying or racing in 2020 and 2021.  The class has been dropped for two years, allegedly to ‘allow development’.  TT Zero has been running for a decade and the electric machines from Mugen are responsible for a 121.824mph lap.  I get that the entry is low and also that the Mugen will win, but still, TT Zero showed innovation and look at that lap time!  I fully understand that many argue passionately that a TT Zero win shouldn’t really be counted as a TT win.  I am all for opinions, but that opinion is one I’ll just have to disagree with. It may ‘only‘ be 1 lap – but that one lap is potentially 120+mph and considering the lap size of 37 miles then it really isn’t to be sniffed at.  That one lap is still more than most full length Irish and Northern Irish National races.  Hopefully come 2022 more teams will be in the field, on the track and ready to race!

Finally – this schedule is subject to change and given the weather we have had over the last couple of years this schedule will change.  At the time make sure to follow : 

And of course don’t forget the TBNI Road Racing Calendar – that will keep you up to date with all the Irish / Northern Ireland and Manx Road Racing Schedules.
 

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2019 Road Racing Season is Over

End of Season
End of Season

The 2019 Road Racing Season is now over (with the exception of Macau).

You will notice a bit of a change in the site content over the coming winter months – with more ‘tech’ content. Just go with it, you might even like it – and be safe in the knowledge that when the bikes are back on the roads all the important info will still be here.

If you have no interest in anything that else that the site has to offer I won’t hold that against you either – just bookmark or save the site to your favourites and I will see you again in April 2020!

In the meantime make sure you subscribe to the TBNI Road Racing Calendar – as always it is free, keep up to date and already is starting to get the 2020 dates added to it. If you haven’t already subscribed have a read and get that sorted.

TBNI Road Racing Calendar – Click Here for Detailed Instructions on How to Subscribe.

See you in April 2020

2019 Manx GP Results

Check out the Official Manx Grand Prix Website here : https://www.manxgrandprix.org

Just like for the 2019 TT Races the weather did its upmost to put a dampener on things for the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix over the 2019 Festival of Motorcycling.

However through some tough days and good calls from the Clerk of the Course, Gary Thompson, we got our racing.

The 2019 MGP ran from 17th – 30 August 2019.

Check out the 2019 Classic TT Results Here : http://tbni.blog/2019/08/30/2019-classic-tt-results/

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Newcomers A - Results
Newcomers A – Results
Newcomers B - Results
Newcomers B – Results
Newcomers C - Results
Newcomers C – Results

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Mylchreests MGP Junior
Mylchreests MGP Junior
Mylchreests MGP Junior
Mylchreests MGP Junior
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight

Thursday 29th August 2019

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight (2)
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight (2)
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight (2)
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight (2)
MGP Senior
MGP Senior
MGP Senior
MGP Senior

2019 Classic TT Results

Check out the Official Classic TT Website here : https://www.iomtt.com/classic-tt

Just like for the 2019 TT Races the weather did its upmost to put a dampener on things for the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix over the 2019 Festival of Motorcycling.

However through some tough days and good calls from the Clerk of the Course, Gary Thompson, we got our racing.

And let’s make sure we get this out there straight away – Bruce Anstey is back, and straight back to the top of the podium #TeamPagetts

Check out the 2019 Manx Grand Prix Results Here : http://tbni.blog/2019/08/30/2019-manx-gp-results/

2019 Classic TT Race Schedule

Saturday 24th August 2019 :

Bennetts Senior Classic TT
Bennetts Senior Classic TT
Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT
Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT

Monday 26th August 2019 :

Locate.im Junior Classic TT
Locate.im Junior Classic TT
Locate.im Junior Classic TT
Locate.im Junior Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT

Up Next : 2019 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT (17/08/2019 – 30/08/2019)

2019 Classic TT

2019 Manx Grand Prix

UPDATE : Check out the results here :

2019 Classic TT Results

2019 Manx Grand Prix Results


Check out the Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT Schedule here : https://tbni.blog/2018/10/31/2019-manx-grand-prix-race-programme/

Important Announcement : Inclement weather is playing havoc with the practice and qualifying sessions.

Please follow the below links for LIVE information.

Check out the Official Manx Grand Prix Website here : https://www.manxgrandprix.org

Check out the Official Classic TT Website here : https://www.iomtt.com/classic-tt

Useful Twitter Feeds for live updates :

Please note the schedules may change at very short notice. Stay up to date using the links above.

2019 Manx Grand Prix Race Programme

Press Release : Manx Grand Prix – Race Programme for 2019

Manx Grand Prix Race Programme 2019
Manx Grand Prix Race Programme 2019

Important Announcement : Inclement weather is playing havoc with the practice and qualifying sessions.

Please follow the below links for LIVE information.

Check out the Official Manx Grand Prix Website here : https://www.manxgrandprix.org

Check out the Official Classic TT Website here : https://www.iomtt.com/classic-tt

Useful Twitter Feeds for live updates :

Please note the schedules may change at very short notice. Stay up to date using the links above.

The information below is not live and will or has already changed!

Scroll to the bottom of this article for the 2019 CLASSIC TT & MANX GRAND PRIX Provisional Qualifying and Race Programme

Following the success of the 2018 MGP races, the organisers, The Manx Motor Cycle Club, will retain the same programme for 2019.  This will see things kick off with the Newcomers’ race on bank holiday Monday 26th August 2019.

Wednesday of race week will see the Junior MGP Race with the  first of the two Lightweight/Ultra-lightweight races in the afternoon. Friday features the second Lightweight/Ultra-lightweight races in the morning, followed by the grand finale of the Senior MGP Race bringing the event to a close in the afternoon.

Once again, the Lightweight race will feature the popular 650cc twin cylinder machines, and the Ultra-lightweight race, the 400cc, 125cc and Moto 3 bikes.

The club has decided to buck the trend and retain the class for 400 and 125cc bikes at a time when many race organisers have dropped the category.

Manx Motor Cycle Club chairman, Peter Maddocks said: ‘We felt it was appropriate for us to retain the smaller capacity class as it offers an opportunity for younger new riders to enter the event and get them interested in competing on the Mountain Course.’

Any newcomers wishing to be considered for the 2019 event should register their interest by email to heather@mgp.co.im 

Practices for the 2019 Manx Grand Prix start on Saturday, August 17th and the event finishes with the Senior race on Friday, August 30th.

Subscribe to the TBNI Road Racing Calendar to ensure you stay up to date with all the important road racing events and any changes that may occur.  Read more about the TBNI Road Racing Calender Here.

The Official Manx GP Races Website can be found here : https://manxgrandprix.org


2019 CLASSIC TT & MANX GRAND PRIX

Provisional Qualifying and Race Programme

Saturday 17th August :

Roads Close at 1700 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs

17:20 – 17:45hrs MGP & Classic TT Newcomers (speed controlled) (untimed)

17:35 – 18:30hrs MGP Senior / MGP Junior / CTT Lightweight / CTT Superbike (No Newcomers)

18:35 -19:30hrs CTT Junior / CTT Senior / MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight (No Newcomers)

19:35 – 20:00hrs All Newcomers (untimed) and selected experienced riders

Monday 19th August :

Roads Close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs

18:20 – 19:05hrs MGP Senior / MGP Junior / CTT Lightweight / CTT Superbike

19:10 -19:45hrs CTT Junior / CTT Senior / MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight (No Newcomers)

19:48 – 20:00hrs All MGP Newcomers and selected experienced riders

Tuesday 20th August : 

Roads Close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs

18:20 – 19:10hrs MGP Senior / MGP Junior / CTT Lightweight / CTT Superbike / Newcomers A

19:15 – 20:00hrs CTT Junior/ CTT Senior / MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight/NewcomersB

Wednesday 21st August :

Roads Close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs

18:20 – 19:10hrs MGP Senior / MGP Junior / CTT Lightweight / CTT Superbike / Newcomers A

19:15 – 20:00hrs CTT Junior/CTT Senior / MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight/Newcomers B

Thursday 22nd August :

Roads Close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs

18:20 – 19:10hrs MGP Senior / MGP Junior / CTT Lightweight / CTT Superbike / Newcomers A

19:15 – 20:00hrs CTT Junior/CTT Senior / MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight/Newcomers B

Friday 23rd August :

Roads Close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs

18:20 – 19:10hrs CTT Junior/CTT Senior / MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight/Newcomers B

19:15 – 20:00hrs MGP Senior / MGP Junior / CTT Lightweight / CTT Superbike / Newcomers A

RACE DAY 1

Saturday 24th August :

Roads Close at 1100 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs

11:30hrs  Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race​​​                4 laps

13:25hrs  MGP Senior / MGP Junior / All MGP Newcomers                 Qualifying 2 laps

13:55hrs  CTT Junior / CTT Superbike Qualifying ​​                1 lap

15:30hrs  Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race ​​​     4 laps

17:20hrs  MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight / All MGP Newcomers Qualifying 2 laps

RACE DAY 2

Monday 26th August :

Roads Close at 0930 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs

10:15hrs ​Junior Classic TT Race ​​​​​4 laps

13:00hrs ​Classic Racer Magazine Classic TT Lap of Honour ​1 lap

14:15hrs ​RST Superbike Classic TT Race ​​​​4 laps

16:15hrs ​Manx Grand Prix Newcomers A Race ​​​4 laps

Manx Grand Prix Newcomers B Race ​​​4 laps

​​Manx Grand Prix Newcomers C Race​​​3 Laps

18:20hrs ​MGP Senior/MGP Junior/MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight Qualifying ​​​​​​​​​2 laps (No Newcomers)

RACE DAY 3 

Wednesday 28th August :

Roads Close at 0930 hrs until no later than 1700hrs and if required then 1800 to 2100hrs

10:15hrs ​Junior Manx Grand Prix Race ​​​​4 laps

13:15hrs ​Lightweight Manx Grand Prix Race 1    ​​​4 laps

Ultra Lightweight Manx Grand Prix Race 1 ​​3 laps

15:15hrs ​MGP Senior Qualifying ​​​​​1 lap

(Machines raced in the Junior Race may NOT be used in this practice)

15:20hrs ​Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight Manx Grand Prix Qualifying 1 lap

(Machines raced in the Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight Race 1 may NOT

be used in this practice)

RACE DAY 4 

Friday 30th August :

Roads Close at 0930 hrs until no later than 1700hrs and if required then 1800 to 2100hrs

10:15hrs ​Lightweight Manx Grand Prix Race 2           ​​4 laps

Ultra Lightweight Manx Grand Prix Race 2  ​​3 laps

13:15hrs​Senior Manx Grand Prix Race​​ ​​4 laps

In the event of postponements the following road closures will apply

Sunday 18 August – Qualifying :

From 1245hrs to no later than 1830hrs

Thursday 22 August – Qualifying :

From 1230hrs to 1630hrs then 1800hrs to no later than 2100hrs

Friday 23 August – Qualifying :

From 1230hrs to 1630hrs then 1800hrs to no later than 2100hrs

Tuesday 27 August – Racing & Qualifying :

From 1130hrs to 1700hrs then 1800hrs to no later than 2100hrs

Thursday 29 August – Racing & Qualifying :

From 1130hrs to 1700hrs then 1800hrs to no later than 2100hrs

Saturday 31 August – Racing :

From 0930hrs to no later than 2100hrs


For details on the 2019 Isle of Man TT Schedule Click Here.


2018 Manx Grand Prix Results

2018 Manx Grand Prix Results

2018 Manx Grand Prix Results

After a trying week of inclement weather things started to improve for the 2018 Manx Grand Prix. 

The fog lifted, the rain stopped and the racers got to take on the Isle of Man Mountain Course in some style! 

Here are all the results from the 2018 Manx GP. Full Qualifying Session timings, fastest laps and other stats are available here : 

http://www.manxgrandprix.org/MGP-Results

Newcomers A – Result Sheet :Newcomers A - Result Sheet 

Newcomers B – Result Sheet :

Newcomers B - Result Sheet 

 

Mylchreests MGP Junior – Result Sheet :Mylchreests MGP Junior - Result Sheet Mylchreests MGP Junior - Result Sheet 

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight – Result Sheet :

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight - Result Sheet 

 Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight – Result Sheet :

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight - Result Sheet 

MGP Senior – Result Sheet : 

MGP Senior - Result Sheet MGP Senior - Result Sheet 

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight – Result Sheet : 

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight - Result Sheet 

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight – Result Sheet :

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight - Result Sheet