New-look IOMTT schedule proposed for 2020

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ISLE of Man TT chiefs have pulled the wraps off their revamped proposed practice and race schedule for 2020 in a bid to boost entertainment for fans.

Bosses say that the new schedule is also designed to mitigate the demands that are placed on teams, riders, volunteers including the TT Marshals Association and local residents with changes to road closure periods making for optimised qualifying as well as shorter race days.

The proposals mean the 2020 event will begin a day later than previous years, starting on Sunday 31 May with an afternoon qualifying session.

The new TT Race day format starts with a single lap morning warm up for solos before the opening race of the week – the RST Superbike Race – which gets underway at midday on Saturday 6 June ahead of the first Sidecar TT Race at 3pm.

Monday’s and Wednesday’s race action will also begin with a solo morning warm up, with a single lap Sidecar shakedown added to the running on Wednesday thanks to the absence of the TT Zero race.

Race organiser ACU Events now awaits approval from the IOM Department of Infrastructure to confirm next year’s programme.

Full proposed 2020 IOMTT schedule

QUALIFYING

SUNDAY 31 MAY

1300 Roads Close

1330 Newcomer Slighting Laps

1350 Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying

1530 Supersport / Lightweight Qualifying

1630 Sidecar Qualifying

MONDAY 1 JUNE

1800 Roads Close

1820 Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying

2005 Sidecar Qualifying

TUESDAY 2 JUNE

1800 Roads Close

1820 Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying

1925 Supersport / Lightweight Qualifying

2005 Sidecar Qualifying

WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE

1800 Roads Close

1820 Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying

2005 Sidecar Qualifying

THURSDAY 4 JUNE

1800 Roads Close

1820 Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying

1925 Supersport / Lightweight Qualifying

2005 Sidecar Qualifying

FRIDAY 5 JUNE

1230 Roads Close

1300 Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying

1410 Supersport / Lightweight Qualifying

1505 Sidecar Qualifying

 

RACING

SATURDAY 6 JUNE

1000 Roads Close

1030 Solo Morning Warm Up 1 Lap

1200 RST Superbike TT Race, 6 laps

1500 Sidecar TT Race 1, 3 laps

MONDAY 8 JUNE

1000 Roads Close

1030 Solo Morning Warm Up 1 Lap

1145 Supersport TT Race 1, 4 laps

1445 RL360 Superstock Race, 4 laps

WEDENSDAY 10 JUNE

1000 Roads Close

1030 Solo Morning Warm Up 1 Lap

1050 Sidecar Shake Down 1 lap

1145 Bennetts Lightweight TT Race, 4 laps

1445 Supersport TT Race 2, 4 laps

FRIDAY 12 JUNE

09.30 Roads Close

10.30 Sidecar TT Race 2, 3 laps

12.45 Senior TT Race, 6 laps

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