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Pre-TT Classic Promises Full Grids

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Entries for the Pre-TT Classic Road Races have been over-subscribed, guaranteeing full grids for the event that annually kicks the Isle of Man TT Festival in to gear.

Over 250 entries have been received for the eight race programme, featuring single cylinder 250cc & 350cc machines, Lightweight 250cc, Junior 350cc, Senior 500cc, 850cc Classics, Classic Superbikes and Sidecars. As in previous years, a Solo Support Race has been included as part of the Monday’s race programme to cater for the number of entries.

The Sidecar competitors will have two four-lap races around the 4.25-mile Billown course, one on Saturday 24th May and one on Monday 26th May, which will be run for the Camathias Cup, one of six rounds being held in the Isle of Man, England, Belgium, France, Germany and Holland.

Bill Swallow, a long time competitor at the Pre-TT Classic, equalled the long standing record of 15 wins at the 2012 event and will be hoping to take another win and overtake joint leader Bob Heath at the top of the standings.

Meanwhile, four-time winner in 2013 Chris Palmer will swap his leathers for the microphone as he steps in to the commentary box with Manx Radio TT.

Finally, fan-favourite Guy Martin will once again make an appearance aboard the Trident Engineering Suzuki XR69 in the event-closing Classic Superbike race.

The event begins on the evening of Friday 23rd May with the opening practice sessions, which continues on the Saturday afternoon, followed by the opening two races, the six-lap 250cc and 350cc Singles race and the first of the four-lap Sidecar races. A full’s day racing programme takes place on Monday 26th May, while the meeting concludes with the Prize Presentation and Concours d’Elegance in Castletown Square on the Tuesday afternoon.

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