Southern 100 Racing, organisers of the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races are pleased to confirm that the 2018 days and dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 25th, 26th & 27th May.
Contingency plans are in place, as the TT organisers have indicated that should circumstances dictate that the opening practise session of the 2018 TT on the Saturday evening (26th May) be cancelled, the session would be moved to the Sunday afternoon (27th).
Should this be the situation, the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races would move forward to the Bank Holiday Monday 28th May.
2018 will be the 30th Anniversary of the Pre-TT Classic Road Races and the 15th year that Blackford Financial Services have been title sponsors of this popular curtain-raiser to the TT Festival.
The Road Closure times will be:
Friday 25th May: 18:00 (6:00pm) to 21:35 (9.35pm)
Saturday 26th May: 12:10 (12.10pm) to 16:15 (4.15pm)
Sunday 27th May: 13:00 (1.00pm) to 20:00 (8.00pm)
Should force majeure cause the Sunday races to have to be moved to the Monday, road closures will be as follows:
Morning: 9:10 (9:10am) to 12:20 (12:20pm)
Afternoon: 13:05 (1:05pm) to 16:10 (4.10pm)
The Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races have become synonymous with close, competitive racing as well as bringing a touch of nostalgia, along with the exotic sounds and smells of past racing periods to today’s racing enthusiasts.
The inaugural races in 1988 had four races, including sidecars and have now grown to ten races, such is the attraction of racing on the 4.25-mile Billown Course.
The unique Open Air Prize Presentation and ‘Concours de Elegance’ will take place the day after the racing in Castletown Square between 14:00 and 16:00, (2:00pm to 4:00pm).