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Sunshine greets crowds for packed Saturday race day

Saturday 25 August 2018
Classic TT
Conor Cummins on the Padgetts Racing OW01 Yamaha 750cc machine at Classic TT 2017. Photo: Dave Kneen / Pacemaker Press Intl.

The Classic TT presented by Bennetts has burst into life on an action-packed Saturday in the Isle of Man.

A frustrating build-up, hampered by frequent changes in weather conditions has put track time at a premium for for Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix competitors alike.

It was a great relief to all to hear Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson announce just after 11.00am that Saturday's schedule f qualifying and racing would commence on time at 11.30. 

Classic TT Superbike and Lightweight machines led the opening two-lap practice session on time in close to ideal conditions.

The day's schedule is as follows:

11.30: CTT Superbike and Lightweight, MGP Senior, Junior, Newcomers A & B practice (2 Laps)

12.20: Bruce Anstey lap on Padgett's Honda RCV213

13.00: Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race (4 laps)   Start List

14.40: CTT Junior, MGP Lightweight, Ultra-lightweight and Newcomers (all classes) practice (1 Lap)

15.45: John McGuinness - Mike Hailwood 1978 Ducati tribute lap (1 lap)

16.25: Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race (4 Laps)   Start List

18.10: CTT Superbike, MGP Senior, Junior, Lightweight, Ultra-lightweight, Newcomers (all classes) practice (1 Lap)

19.30: ROADS SCHEDULED TO OPEN AROUND THE COURSE


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