BOSSES of the Pre-TT Classic Road Races have admitted they are ‘concerned’ at the lack of Junior Post Classic Superbike entries for their opening meeting of the season.
With just over two weeks until entries close for the 2020 Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races on Monday, March 30, organisers say they need more racers for the class.
The Junior Post Classic Superbikes category, which caters for 230-350cc two-strokes as well as 600cc four-stroke four-cylinder machines and 750cc four-stroke twin-cylinder machines, has historically provided some of the closest racing on the programme at the Billown Circuit.
And while other classes look strong, Race Secretary George Peach admitted the Junior PC SBK grids could be in doubt in the future if entries don’t pick up.
“Last year at this time we had 24 entries, this year the total 12 – and whilst the race will still run this year, it does not provide the organisers with a lot of confidence to continue with the class in future years,” he said.
“We keep reading on social media, etc, that people want to race these classic two-stroke racing machines, so it is disappointing when the offer is made the entries are not taken up.
“In contrast, the other racing classes – Senior 500, Junior 350, Lightweight 250, 850cc, Singles 350/250, Post Classic Superbikes and the ever-popular Sidecars are filling up well for the 2020 races.”
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