Known globally as the ‘Road Race Capital of the World’ and a motorsport mecca, every May and June tens of thousands of motorcycling fans descend on the Island for the Isle of Man TT races. Running over 2 weeks, with the last week in May for practice and the first week in June for racing, the Tourist Trophy Races form the major part of the Isle of Man TT Festival. Held on the Snaefell Mountain course, a closed road circuit, riders have competed to complete a number of the 37.73 mile laps since 1911 ranging from sea level to over 1300 feet.
The week includes 9 races covering vehicles from traditional race bikes through to sidecars and, since 2010, has included the « TT Zero » race which replaced the TTXGP race. These have the goal of racing without using carbon fuels and to have zero toxic/noxious emissions. The highlight of the TT Races is the Senior TT which runs, weather permitting, on the Friday of race week for the Maruis de Mouzilly St.Mars trophy. Running for 6 laps the race record is a staggering 1 hour 45 minutes and 20.394 seconds for the 236.38 mile race distance.
With average lap speeds of just under 132 mph this is not a spectator sport for the faint of heart and, with huge numbers visiting for the TT Festival each year, booking well in advance is highly recommended. TT race schedule 2020
Qualifying takes place from Saturday 30th May to Friday 5th June 2020 between 6:20 pm – 8:50 pm.
Race dates will be as followed : Saturday 6th June 2020, Monday 8th June 2020, Wednesday 10th June 2020, Friday 12th June 2020. Please note this schedule is subject to change by the event organizers or through inclement weather.
When is the Isle of Man TT in 2020?
The Isle of Man TT next year will take place from Saturday 30th May to Friday 12th June 2020.
TT Race Schedule 2020:
|Saturday 30th May||Evening qualifying|
|Monday 1st June||Evening qualifying|
|Tuesday 2nd June||Evening qualifying|
|Wednesday 3rd June||Evening qualifying|
|Thursday 4th June||Evening qualifying|
|Friday 5th June||Evening qualifying|
|TT race week|
|Saturday 6th June||Race day 1|
|Monday 8th June||Race day 2|
|Wednesday 10th June||Race day 3|
|Friday 12th June||Race day 4|
*Schedule subject to change
Future Isle of Man TT dates
Isle of Man TT 2021 : 29th May – 11th June 2021 Dates could be subject to change
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