2020 Isle of Man TT dates and schedule

The dates for the 2020 Isle of Man TT have been released. Here’s those all important dates and times for your diary. 

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Isle of Man TT Race organisers have announced schedule revisions for the 2020 event designed to “optimise qualifying conditions and offer shorter race days, reducing the pressure put on competitors, teams, volunteers and officials,” according to Rob Callister MHK, Political Member with responsibility for tourism and motorsport.

The event starts a day later than is traditional, now with a Sunday afternoon qualifying session taking place on 31st May. Evening qualifying sessions then take place as normal from Monday 1st June to Thursday 4th June with the afternoon of Friday 5th June assigned to final qualifying sessions for all solos and sidecars.

Three of the four race days now begin with a single lap ‘Morning Warm Up Session’ for solo racers plus a ‘Sidecar Shake Down’ lap on Wednesday 10th June on the basis their customary two races are now split by five days.

Mr Callister added, “This new format is designed to minimise the impact that racing has on local residents and businesses with more clearly defined road closure schedules including the more definitive first weekend qualifying timetable and cutting the duration of road closures during race week which result in clearer, easier to follow road closure timetables.”

The 2020 Isle of Man TT Races will consist of just eight races after the TT organisers also confirmed that the TT Zero category has been suspended for two years (2020 and 2021), following ten years of racing around the famous Mountain Course culminating in a lap record of 121.824mph.

 

When is the Isle of Man TT in 2020?

The Isle of Man TT next year will take place from Sunday 31st May to Friday 12th June 2020. 

 

TT Race Schedule 2020

Date  Race  Laps 
     
Saturday 6th June  RST Superbike TT Race  6
 Sidecar TT Race 1  3
     
Monday 8th June  Supersport TT Race 1  4
 RL360 Superstock Race  4
     
Wednesday 10th June 

 Lightweight TT Race

 4 
 Supersport TT Race 2  4
     
Friday 12th June

 Sidecar TT Race 2

 3
 Senior TT Race  6

 

See bottom of page for full list of qualifying and race times. 

 

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A week of qualifying, which for 2020 begins on Sunday 31st May, often merely hints at the spectacular racing to follow as riders and their teams get to grips with their machines and come to terms with the challenge of racing on the TT Mountain Course.

   
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TT Race week will get underway on Saturday 6th June with a six lap RST Superbike Race.

 

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The 2020 TT Race meeting reaches its climax on Friday 12th June with the Senior TT Race getting underway at 12.45pm. 

 

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TT Qualifying Timetable 2020 

Sunday 31st May

1300: Roads Close

1330: Newcomer Slighting Laps
1350: Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying 1530 Supersport / Lightweight Qualifying
1630: Sidecar Qualifying

Monday 1st June

18.00: Roads Close
18.20: Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying 2005 Sidecar Qualifying

Tuesday 2nd June

18.00: Roads Close
18.20: Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying 1925 Supersport / Lightweight Qualifying
20.05: Sidecar Qualifying

Wednesday 3rd June

18.00: Roads Close
18.20: Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying 2005 Sidecar Qualifying

Thursday 4th June

18.00: Roads Close
18.20: Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying 1925 Supersport / Lightweight Qualifying
20.05: Sidecar Qualifying

Friday 5th June

12.30: Roads Close
13.00: Superbike / Superstock / Supersport Qualifying 1410 Supersport / Lightweight Qualifying
15.05: Sidecar Qualifying

 

TT Race Timetable (2020)

 
Saturday 6th June
10.00 Roads Close
10.30 Solo Morning Warm Up (1 lap)
12.00 RST Superbike TT Race (6 laps)
15.00 Sidecar TT Race 1 (3 laps)
 
Monday 8th June
10.00 Roads Close
10.30 Solo Morning Warm Up (1 lap)
11.45 Supersport TT Race 1 (4 laps)
14.45 RL360 Superstock Race (4 laps)
 
Wednesday 10th June
10.00 Roads Close
10.30 Solo Morning Warm Up (1 lap)
10.50 Sidecar Shake Down (1 lap) 
11.45 Bennetts Lightweight TT Race (4 laps)
14.45 Supersport TT Race 2 (4 laps)
 
Friday 12th June
09.30 Roads Close
10.30 Sidecar TT Race 2 (3 laps)
12.45 Senior TT Race (6 laps) 
   

 

John McGuinness's Top 5 crucial Isle of Man TT corners
The 'Morecambe Missile' took us on a lap of the Isle of Man's famous Mountain Course.

Photo Credits: Kevin Clague, Dave Kneen and Stephen Davison

 

 

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