Isle of Man Classic TT 2016 Practice and Race Schedule

Stuart Barker
By Stuart Barker
Editor of the official TT programme and Classic TT programme and author of 'TT Century: 100 Years of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy.' He has also written biographies of Barry Sheene, Steve Hislop, Niall Mackenzie, David Jefferies and Evel Knievel.

This year's Classic TT, presented by Bennetts, looks set to be an epic confrontation between all the top TT stars and the best classic racing specialists as they line up on rare and exotic machinery of yesteryear to do battle round the world's most demanding race course. Where else can you see a full bore '80's Superbike take on a screaming 1990's 500cc Grand Prix two-stroke? Or an exact replica of Giacomo Agostini's MV Agusta 500 triple take on a 500 Paton? And when the Classic TT's over you can watch the road racing stars of tomorrow battle it out in the Manx Grand Prix.

Racing doesn't start until August 27 so there's still time to book your trip. This is a comprehensive list of all the on-track and off-track action you can expect to enjoy at the world's biggest classic bike racing event.

Dean Harrison on the Black Eagle Racing 500 MV Agusta at Ginger Hall during the Bennetts 500cc Classic TT race.

ON-TRACK ACTION

Practice and race schedule for the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Saturday, 20 August

1720-1745: MGP & Classic TT Newcomers (speed controlled)

1730-1825: MGP Senior/Junior, Classic TT Lightweight/Superbike (No MGP Newcomers)

1830-1925: Classic TT Senior/Junior, MGP Lightweight/Supertwin (No MGP Newcomers)

1930-2005: All MGP Newcomers

 

Monday 22 August

1820-1905: MGP Senior/Junior, Classic TT Lightweight/Superbike (No MGP Newcomers)

1910-1945: Classic TT Senior/Junior, MGP Lightweight/Supertwin (No MGP Newcomers)

1948-2005: All MGP Newcomers

 

Tuesday 23 August

1820-1905: Classic TT Senior/Junior, MGP Lightweight/Supertwin (No MGP Newcomers)

1910-1945: MGP Senior/Junior, Classic TT 250/Superbike (No MGP Newcomers)

1948-2005: All MGP Newcomers

 

Wednesday 24 August

1820-1905: MGP Senior/Junior, Classic TT Lightweight/Superbike (No MGP Newcomers)

1910-1945: Classic TT Senior/Junior, MGP Lightweight/Supertwin (No MGP Newcomers)

1948-2005: All MGP Newcomers

 

Thursday 25 August

1820-1910: Classic TT Senior/Junior

1915-2000: Classic TT Lightweight/Superbike

 

Friday 26 August

1820-1910: MGP Senior/Junior, Classic TT Lightweight/Superbike, MGP Newcomers A

1915-2000: Classic TT Senior/Junior, MGP Lightweight/Supertwin, MGP Newcomers B

 

Saturday 27 August

1325-1400: MGP Senior/Junior/Newcomers

1425-1450: Classic TT Junior/Superbike

1805-1900: MGP Supertwin/Lightweight/Newcomers

 

Monday 29 August

1210-1305: MGP Senior/Junior/SuperTwin/Lightweight

 

Wednesday 31 August

After completion of racing

1515-1550: MGP Senior

 

RACE DAYS SCHEDULE

Saturday 27 August

CLASSIC TT RACE DAY 1

1130hrs: Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race (4 laps)

1325hrs: MGP Senior, Junior & Newcomers Qualifying

1355hrs: Classic TT Junior & Superbike Qualifying

1445hrs: VMCC Parade Lap

1615hrs: Sure Lightweight Classic TT Race (4 laps)

1810hrs: MGP Supertwin, Lightweight & Newcomers Qualifying

 

Monday 29 August

CLASSIC TT RACE DAY 2

1015hrs: Okell’s Junior Classic TT Race (4 laps)

1210hrs: MGP Senior, Junior, Supertwin & Lightweight Qualifying

1400hrs: Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT Race (4 laps)

1600hrs: Classic Racer Magazine Classic TT Lap of Honour

1700hrs: IMGold Newcomers A/B MGP Race (4 laps)

 

Wednesday 31 August

MANX GRAND PRIX RACE DAY 1

1015hrs: Mylchreests Junior MGP (4 laps)

1315hrs: MGP Supporters Club SuperTwin/Lightweight MGP (2 classes - 4 laps)

1515hrs: MGP Senior Qualifying

 

Friday 4 September

MANX GRAND PRIX RACE DAY 2

1015hrs: Full Factory Senior MGP (4 laps)

 

NON-RACE EVENTS

Friday 26 August

Classic TT Paddock Carnival, TT Grandstand, 12 noon

 

Saturday, 27 August

Manx National 2-Day Trial, Day 1

VMCC Manx Rally, closed roads parade, TT Course, 14.45

 

Sunday, 28 August

Manx National 2-Day Trial, Day 2

VMCC Festival of Jurby, 09.30

Classic TT Heroes Dinner, VIP Hospitality Suite, TT Grandstand, 19.30

 

Monday, 29 August

Prize Presentation, VIP Hospitality Suite, TT Grandstand, 18.30

 

Tuesday, 30 August

VMCC Manx Rally Regularity Run, Tynwald Fair Field, St John's, 11.00

 

Wednesday, 31 August

Prize Presentation, VIP Hospitality Suite, TT Grandstand, 19.30

 

Thursday, September 1

Ramsey Classic Sprint, Mooragh Promenade, Ramsey, 10.30

 

Friday, September 2

Manx Grand Prix Prize Presentation, Villa Marina, 19.30

 

Saturday, September 3

Manx International Classic Weekend Trial, Day 1

 

Sunday, September 4

Manx International Classic Weekend Trial, Day 2

 

For tickets and more information visit www.iomtt.com

For Manx 2-Day Trial information visit www.manx2day.co.uk

For information on the Classic Weekend Trial visit www.manxtrialsclub.com
Lee Johnston (Black Eagle MV Agusta) on the start line of the 500cc Classic TT race

Festival of Jurby

The Festival of Jurby is the single biggest one-day event held on the Isle of Man and this year's looks set to be more spectacular than ever. You can see rare and exotic bikes being ridden around the airfield circuit, including a rare appearance by Kevin Schwantz's 1988 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500 and a first-time visit by the ultra-rare East German Simson racers from the 1950s. Former TT winner and GP star Graeme Crosby will be riding his original Suzuki XR69 and there will be hundreds more bikes and scores of famous riders to see and meet as well as live music, stalls and concourse competitions. The crowning moment of the event will be a display by the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane of the Battle of Britain memorial Flight. Tickets costs £5 and children go free.

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