Sunday start among proposed Manx GP/Classic TT schedule changes

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MANX Motor Cycle Club chiefs have revealed a number of proposed schedule changes for 2020 in a bid to mitigate demands on both riders and marshals.

While the race programme was confirmed back in early November, it is now the practice and qualifying that could be subject to a handful of tweaks.

Instead of the traditional Saturday start, proposed changes include moving the opening practice to Sunday, August 23, with a longer afternoon session.

Classes will be split per session during the evening sessions from Monday to Thursday on alternate evenings based on machine speeds, which bosses hope will maximise the time competitors will have on course to qualify.

It is also proposed that the final practice session will be moved ahead from the evening to the afternoon on Friday, August 28. Following the practice week Friday, there will be further qualifying sessions before the Classic TT Races commence on Saturday and Monday, August 29 and 31.

“There have been concerns for sometime about the lack of day light in the evenings reducing the number of practice laps for all our riders,” admitted club chairman Peter Maddocks. “We feel the Sunday and Friday afternoon sessions will help to alleviate the problem.

“The revamped schedule will mitigate the demands that are placed on riders and volunteers including the TT Marshals Association and local residents”

Click here for the full proposed 2020 Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT schedule

*The full proposed schedule for the 2020 CTT and MGP Races is subject to approval from the Department of Infrastructure

*Image: Ellan Vannin Images

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