2016: Classic TT & Manx GP Guide

Two months after a competitive Isle of Man TT, top riders return to the island for the Classic TT alongside the Manx Grand Prix.

Classic TT

The Senior entry list includes John McGuinness, Dean Harrison, Michael Dunlop, and Bruce Anstey to name but a few. McGuinness will once again be riding with the number one plate on the Paton, being joined by Conor Cummins. 2015 Senior winner Harrison is once again riding the MV Agusta with Dunlop as his team-mate. Lee Johnston had been scheduled to ride the second Black Eagle Racing bike but a broken collarbone sustained at the Ulster Grand Prix means he has been sidelined.

Elsewhere veteran rider Ian Lougher will also be piloting an MV Agusta. Other riders include William Dunlop and Alan Oversby on Honda machinery, Michael Rutter and Cameron Donald with Ripley Land Racing Matchless Hondas, and Olie Linsdell.

The high calibre entry list also includes Jamie Coward, Ivan Lintin, James Hillier, james Cowton, Peter Boast, Dan Hegarty and Maria Costello. Horst Saiger, Timothee Monot, Dominic Herbertson, David Madsen-Mygdal, and Bill Swallow will also be racing.

In the newly re-introduced Lightweight class Anstey will be in action on the Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles RS250 Honda, and he will be up against the likes of Lougher, Ryan Kneen, and Cowton. Dan Cooper will be racing a TZ Yamaha, while Dan Kneen will also race a RS250 Honda. Davy Morgan, Paul Own and Phil Harvey will all also be Honda mounted. Neil Kernohan,  Dave Hewson, and Rob Hodson are just a few of the other riders taking part.

2015 Results

The 2015 running of the Classic TT saw Harrison, Rutter, Michael Dunlop and Ryan Kneen take wins.

500cc

  1. Dean Harrison
  2. Ian Lougher
  3. Lee Johnston

350cc

  1. Michael Rutter
  2. Philip McGurk
  3. Doug Snow

F1/F2

  1. Michael Dunlop
  2. Bruce Anstey
  3. Ryan Farquhar

F1/F2

  1. Ryan Kneen
  2. James Cowton
  3. Charles Rhys Hardistry

Manx Grand Prix

Alongside the Classic TT, the Manx Grand Prix is part of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.

Dan Sayle will be riding the Falcon Racing NSF 250 Honda in the Lightweight race at this year’s Manx GP, becoming the first rider to pilot a Moto3 machine at the event. Other competitors include 2015 podium finisher Andy Dudgeon on a Suzuki, Andy Farrell on a Honda, and Tom Weeden riding a Triumph.

Other names to look out for include David Lumsden, Allan Brodie, Rodger Wibberley and Rhys Hardistry.

2015 Results

The Manx Grand Prix proves as a successful training ground for riders wanting to progress to race at the Isle of Man TT. Last year saw impressive late riders Billy Redmayne and Malachi Mitchell-Thomas winning races but sadly neither got their opportunity to race at the TT.

Junior MGP

  1. Billy Redmayne
  2. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas
  3. Rob Hodson

Supertwin/Lightweight

  1. Rob Hodson
  2. Andrew Dudgeon
  3. Nick Jeffries

Senior MGP

  1. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas
  2. Rob Hodson
  3. Andrew Dudgeon

 

 

 

Qualifying

Saturday 20th August

  • 17.20 – 17.45 Manx GP & Classic TT newcomers
  • 17.30 – 18.25 Senior/Junior/Classic TT 250/Superbike
  • 18.30 – 19.25 Classic TT 350/500/MGP Lightweight/Supertwin
  • 19.30 – 20.05 All MGP Newcomers

Monday 22nd August

  • 18.20 – 19.05 Senior/Junior/Classic TT 250/Superbike
  • 19.10 – 19.45 Classic TT 350/500/MGP Lightweight/Supertwin
  • 19.48 – 20.05 MGP & Classic TT Newcomers

Tuesday 23rd August

  • 18.20 – 19.05 Classic TT 350/500/MGP Lightweight/Supertwin
  • 19.10 – 19.45 Senior/Junior/Classic TT 250/Superbike
  • 19.48 – 20.05 All MGP Newcomers

Wednesday 24th August

  • 18.20 – 19.05 Senior/Junior/Classic TT 250/Superbike
  • 19.10 – 19.45 Classic TT 350/500/MGP Lightweight/Supertwin
  • 19.48 – 20.05 All MGP Newcomers

Thursday 25th August

  • 18.20 – 19.10 Classic TT 350/500
  • 19.15 – 20.00 Classic TT 250/Superbike

Friday 26th August

  • 18.20 – 19.10 Senior/Junior/Classic TT 250/Superbike/MGP Newcomers A
  • 19.15 – 20.00 Classic TT 350/500/MGP Lightweight/Supertwin/MGP Newcomers B

Race Days

Saturday 27th August

  • 11.30 Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race (4 laps)
  • 13.25 – 14.00 MGP Senior/Junior/All MGP Newcomers Qualifying (2 laps)
  • 13.55 – 14.35 Classic TT 350/Superbike Qualifying (1 lap)
  • 14.45 – 15.25 Vintage Motor Cycle Club Parade (1 lap)
  • 16.15 Lightweight Classic TT Race  (4 laps)
  • 18.10 – 18.40 MGP Supertwin/Lightweight/All MGP Newcomers Qualifying

Monday 29th August

  • 10.15 350cc Junior Classic TT Race (4 laps)
  • 12.10 – 13.o5 MGP Senior/Junior/Supertwin/Lightweight Qualifying (2 laps)
  • 14.00 Superbike Classic TT Race (4 laps)
  • 16.00 – 16.30 Classic TT Lap of Honour (1 lap)
  • 17.00 Newcomers MGP Race (4 laps)

Wednesday 31st August

  • 10.15 Junior Manx Grand Prix Race (4 laps)
  • 13.15 Supertwin/Lightweight Manx Grand Prix Race (4 laps)
  • 15.15 – 15.50 MGP Senior Qualifying (1 lap)

Friday 2nd September

  • 10.15 Full Factory Winner’s Wear Senior Manx Grand Prix Race (4 laps)

 

 

 

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