Early Rush on Pre-TT Classic Entries
Regulations and Entry Forms for the 2023 Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races were delayed due to circumstances beyond the club’s control, however once they were made available via the official website, the response has already seen114 entries received from riders wanting to race on the Colas Billown Course on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 26th, 27th & 28th May.
The Junior (350cc) is proving the most popular race at present with 22 entries received, whilst the Singles race and Unlimited each have 18, closely followed by the Senior (500cc) with 17.
Twelve newcomers have applied to ride, plus three sidecar passengers are wanting to learn their way around the 4.25-mile course with the help of their drivers.
Race Secretary, George Peach said: ‘Although entries for the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races don’t close until the end of March, it is an encouraging start to receive so many entries within the first twenty days of entries being available.
‘The Classics have always been popular on the Billown Course since they were introduced in 1988 and they provide some excellent, close racing not for the feint-hearted and we look forward to seeing a full Paddock once again this year, as seems likely from the initial response.’
Classes catered for this year are like the successful format of previous years, 500cc; 350cc, 250cc; 350cc & 250cc Single Cylinder; Junior Superbikes; Senior Superbikes, Unlimited 1100cc and the ever-popular Sidecars The 125cc Post Classic Class added last year has been retained for a second year, hoping there will be an increase on the 2022 numbers.
Close action from the Junior Race 2022