OTHER MOTORSPORT

The Isle of Man is a world-class hub for motorsport.

Aside from The Isle of Man TT there are plenty of other motorsport events for fans to experience throughout the year, including the Manx Classic, Isle of Man Rallies and Southern 100. Each event brings a unique aspect of racing to the table and provides an opportunity to see why the Island is the ultimate destination for motorsport.

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JULY

'PLOP' ENDURO

6 July

The Island's first ever 'Plop' Enduro will take place at the Jurby Motordrome this July. The event will feature an entry of up to 100 bikes, with teams comprising four riders. Riders from BSB, TT and off roaders – with a multitude of riding styles – will go head to head in the 5 hour event. Competitors are restricted to riding Honda C90’s with no modifications to handing and brakes permitted in the race regulations. The event has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2011 with races held at Mallory, Cadwell and Anglesey. The first ever Isle of Man round will also play host to a traditional ‘Kipper’ Running Race, in tribute to the Island’s traditional dish. The event are geared towards raising money for bike related charities and to date have generated £65,000.

Entry is £5 on the gates, which open from 9:00. The main Plop Enduro Race – which will begin with a unique ‘Le Manx’ style start – gets underway at 11.30.

Further information available here.

 

SOUTHERN 100 MOTORCYCLE RACES

8 - 11 July 2019

First held in 1955 the Southern 100 International Road Races currently include 12 races for various classes. Taking place a month after TT Fortnight, it is an ideal event to visit the Island for if you didn't manage to get your fix of racing during the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, and want to enjoy watching mass-start Road Racing with fewer crowds. With races for Superbike, Supersport, Supertwins and Sidecars, including the Sidecar Championship, a 600cc Challenge Race, and the prestigious Solo Championship race, the 2019 event is set to be another great year of action at the 'friendly races'.

Further information is available here.

 

MANX NATIONAL 2-DAY TRIAL

13 - 14 July 2019

The Manx Two Day Trial is a fantastic weekend of off-road action catering for all riders - whether they are a World Champion or occasional club rider. A very popular and well-loved national motorcycle trials event, the Two Day Trial caters for solo and sidecar competitors and will celebrate its 64th anniversary in 2019. A great combination of a fantastic route, amazing scenery and plenty of opportunities on the social side of things, the 'Manx' is an event not to be missed.

Further information is available here.

 

FORMULA 2 STOCKCARS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

22, 25, 27, 29 July 2019

2019 is the 50th Anniversary of racing at the Onchan Raceway.

Gates open from 19:00 with the action beginning from 19:30.

Further information is available here.


AUGUST

MANX GRAND PRIX

17 - 30 August 2019

Run as part of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, the Manx Grand Prix is considered to be the amateur rider's alternative to the Isle of Man TT Races. With a history that goes back over ninety years, the event has seen a host of Road Racing greats make their first appearances around the 37.73-mile Mountain Course, including Michael Dunlop, Ian Hutchinson, and Philip McCallen. Qualifying action runs parallel to that of the Classic TT presented by Bennetts, with the racing taking place in the week after the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Further information is available here.

 

PEEL BEACH RACE

29 August 2019

Set against the stunning backdrop of Peel Castle in the sheltered sandy bay, the Peel Beach Race is an annual feature of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling. A full evening of entertainment sees off-road action for both two and four-wheeled machines, as they take to a purpose built course along the shoreline. The event is free to attend with vantage points along the length of the coastal boulevard.

Further information is available here.

 

MANX INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC TRIAL

31 August - 1 September 2019

The 23rd running of this ever popular event is the finale of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling and now sits proudly as one of the Top 5 Classic Trials in the World. A full entry of riders on a variety of Twinshock and Pre-65 machinery will compete over the two days, with sections in the south of the Island on Saturday and action further north on the Sunday. The emphasis is on the enjoyment of a spectacular route in a friendly atmosphere, and the event continues to attract riders from all over the world. This year's entry includes a number of TT stars from past and present, including Steve Plater, Iain Duffus, Nick Jeffries and Mick Grant.

Further information is available here.


NOVEMBER

POKERSTARS RALLY

8 - 9 November 2019

The PokerStars Rally is the final round of the Isle of Man Manx Rally Championship, and consists of one and a half days of closed road rallying.

Further information is available here.

 

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