2019 Dates Announced for Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races
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2019 Dates Announced for Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races
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Southern 100 Racing, organisers of the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races are pleased to confirm dates for 2019 as Friday, Saturday and Monday, 24th, 25th & 27th May on the Colas Billown Course.

The race organisers have decided to revert to the successful format of recent years, of the Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and all day on the Monday, having moved the ‘main race day’ forward to the Sunday afternoon and evening this year.

Club Chairman, George Peach explained the reasons:

‘The Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races have traditionally been held on the Friday, Saturday and the Monday, which is normally a Bank Holiday, and on occasion we have received special road closing orders for the Sunday racing to fit in with TT celebrations, so when the new Road Race Act 2016 came fully into force this year – the club made the decision to move to the Sunday, which was fairly successful.

‘However, with the new act, should the Saturday evening TT practice be cancelled for whatever reason, they had priority to hold the practice session on the Sunday, which would mean us having to delay our races until the Monday, which appears simple enough, except that the TT decision to postpone their session could be made late evening on the Saturday.

‘We then have to notify our competitors, officials, marshals and medical personnel - many of whom are also volunteers on duty on the TT Course – causing more disruption to peoples plans.’

The Chairman continued:

‘After this year’s Classic races, we had our usual debrief and the general feeling was that in previous year’s most people had a ‘day-off’ on the Sunday.

The feedback from the competitors was similar, in that it gave them a day to check their machines over prior to the main race day, especially those who raced on the Saturday afternoon.

‘The resulting decision by the directors was to revert to the ‘tried and tested’ formula, which the club hopes will be agreeable to all who are planning to compete and be involved with the 2019 Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races.’

It is envisaged that the race programme will be similar to the previous recent years and once the regulations have been approved by the ACU will be posted out to this year’s competitors and will be available to download from the clubs official website: http://www.southern100.com.

Remember to put the dates for the 2019 Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races in your diary – Friday, Saturday and Monday, 24th, 25th & 27th May 2019.
02-08-2018, 04:26 PM
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