SA 2020Vision Tour, Isle of Man, Festival of Motorcycling

Clinton Pienaar – SuperBike MAg
Donavan Fourie – The Bike Show
Dave Petersen – 2Wheels
Robert Portman – RideFast Magazine
Skinny – Tank Girls
Henk Schuiling / Les v Breda / others – Technical, past & present

1 SA 2020Vision Tour Manx GP & Classic IoMTT – Festival of Motorcycling

1.1 Vision & Mission
A union and reunion for those involved in motorcycling & racing in SA and in particular International Competition past and present.
Pits: Organise a shipping container and tent/s to accommodate a pre-kitted workshop, bikes, crew and friends/enthusiasts to do, experience, support a spectacular Manx Grand Prix / Classic IoM TT event.

1.2 Research
Scouting tour Aug 2019
Braai meet with all possible stakeholders Henk, Clinton, et al

1.3 Legend & Exclusive Invitees
Andrew Peinke
Henk Schuiling
Clinton Pienaar – Superbike Mag
Simon Fourie
Les v Breda
Peter Labuschagne
Dave Petersen – 2Wheels
Ronnie Petersen
Mike McSkimming
Robert Portman – Ridefast Magazine
Allan Jon Venter
Jon Eckerold
Kork Ballington
Mike Fogg
Donovan Fourie The Bike Show
Johan Fourie – CoC, safety, organisational
Other Ex SA TT / GP / SBK Racers & team managers, mechanics, sponsors
Skinny, Tank Girls & other crazy bike birds
Biking enthusiasts & supporters

1.4 Publicity

Each focused on different aspect of the Manx – zero conflict, max benefit
1.5 Island Antics
1.6 Bikes

Yamaha AS1 125 twin 2 smoke, 1968 – Andrew Peinke
Classic 1000 – Andrew Peinke
Yamaha TR2B, 350 twin 2 smoke
Suzuki RG500 – Dave Petersen

1.6.1 Spares
1.6.2 Technical RequirementsTechnical Requirements

• All machines bearing the correct number plates and transponders must pass through the Technical Inspection bay for inspection and approval prior to each race, during the times listed.
• Riders need not necessarily present their motorcycles personally.
• Competitors shall remove fairings from their machines if required by the Chief Technical Officer.
• Competitors must ensure that their machines are presented at the times listed and only the Chief Technical Officer or his Deputy may exceptionally grant an extension to ensure that a machine is properly prepared.
ISLE• Applications for time extensions from the allotted pre-race examination time must be addressed to the Chief Technical Officer, in writing prior to the allotted official pre-race examination time. Machines must be ready to race, with fuel added.
• After pre-race technical examination, machines must be placed in the Assembly Area. Tire warmers may be fitted to machines. There will be no Parc Ferme conditions before the start of a race. It is the responsibility of the teams and competitors to provide whatever security they deem necessary whilst the machine is held in the Assembly Area prior to the start of qualifying and racing.
• The Organisers reserve the right to examine and require the dismantling of any motorcycle that has started in any qualifying session or race, and for this purpose, to impound it and retain it in official custody for as long as may be required. Fuel samples may be taken and fuel tanks measured.
• Any necessary dismantling of a motorcycle shall be carried out by an accredited representative of the team and /or competitor under the instructions of the Technical Inspection Officer. Dismantling must be commenced as soon as the engine is cool enough. There will be no facility to seal engines for dismantling and measurement after the event.
• The Organisers may also require any motorcycle to be dismantled, examined and retained for as long as is deemed necessary following an incident, in either qualifying or races. Helmets and clothing must also be presented for re-inspection subsequent to any incident.
• All costs relating to the verification of machines are to be met by the team or competitor.
• Engines may be measured and sealed before the event but must be carried out by an ACU accredited measurer using ACU approved engine seals. Competitors from other Federations can use that Federation’s approved measurer. Competitors with engines measured and sealed prior to the event must supply documentary evidence of the sealing and the measurer’s details.
• The Organisers reserve the right to examine and require the dismantling of any motorcycle that has started in any qualifying session or race, and for this purpose, to impound it and retain it in official custody for as long as may be required. Fuel samples may be taken and fuel tanks measured.
• Any necessary dismantling of a motorcycle shall be carried out by an accredited representative of the team and /or competitor under instructions of the Technical Inspection Officer. Dismantling must be commenced as soon as the engine is cool enough. There will be no facility to seal engines for dismantling and measurement after the event.
• The Organisers may also require any motorcycle to be dismantled, examined and retained for as long as is deemed necessary following an incident, in either qualifying or races. Helmets and clothing must also be presented for re- inspection subsequent to any incident.
• All costs relating to the verification of machines are to be met by the team or competitor.
• Engines may be measured and sealed before the event but must be carried out by an ACU accredited measurer using ACU approved engine seals. Competitors from other Federations can use that Federation’s approved measurer. Competitors with engines measured and sealed prior to the event must supply documentary evidence of the sealing and the measurer’s details.
• An entrant wishing to change the make or type of motorcycle, after entries have closed must apply to the Organisers prior to the meeting for approval by the Clerk of the Course. The competitor must complete two laps to qualify on the make, type and capacity of the machine to be raced.

1.7 Travel / Freight Options
1.7.1 Transport Options and Docs Required – Long distance
Container freight SA to Liverpool?
then onto Douglas and back. R300k
If bike is left there, 20% tax

1.7.2 Accommodation
In 3 army tents:
lemon & herb, mild & peri-peri
1.7.3 Local island travel
1.7.4 Ferries

1.7.5 Race Dates
Newcomers Weekends
7/8 March 2020
21/22 March 2020

Race Weeks: 22/8/2020 – 4/9/2020
Every evening excl Sunday from Saturday to Friday


The 2020 Manx Grand Prix race Programme will retain the successful schedule used in 2019,
commencing with the Newcomers’ Race, on bank holiday Monday 31 August 2020.

On Wednesday, the races get underway with the popular Junior Race in the morning, followed by the first of the two Lightweight/Ultra-Lightweight Races, which run concurrently in the afternoon.
The Lightweight Race will feature the ever-popular 650cc twin machines, while the Ultra-Lightweight Race retains the 400 and 125cc machines alongside the more modern Moto 3 bikes.

The closing day of the event, Friday, sees the action start with the second Lightweight/Ultra-Lightweight Races, followed by the event finale, the Senior Race, in the afternoon.

Friday evening sees the very popular Presentation Evening in the Villa Marina.

Club chairman, Peter Maddocks, has stressed the importance to the Manx Motor Cycle Club, which organises the races, of keeping the smaller capacity machines in the programme because they provide an ideal starting point for new riders wanting to compete on the Mountain Course.

Prospective new riders for the Manx, should register their interest by emailing as soon as possible.

The 2020 online entry system and race regulations will be available in the New Year, via

Practices for the 2020 event commences on Saturday, 22 August and the event finishes with the Senior Manx Grand Prix Race on Friday, 4 September.

1.7.6 Format of Races
Format of the races
The first week of MGP fortnight is devoted to ‘Practice.’ Riders are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the course and must complete a minimum number of laps at a satisfactory speed in order to qualify for the races held in week 2.
Practising always begins on a Saturday evening (19 August in 2006) and is held the following Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Marshals around the course ‘Close the Roads’ at 6pm and practising begins at 6.15pm, with roads re-opening to the public at around 8.15pm. Practice is split into two ‘groups’ – ‘All classes except Classic and Ultra Lightweight’ and ‘Classic and Ultra Lightweight only.’ Session times are 6.15pm to 7.10pm and 7.15pm to 8.10pm and throughout the course of the week these groups interchange between the sessions, so for example Classic/Ultra L’Weight may start at 6.15 on Monday and 7.15 on Tuesday.
On the first evening of Practice, Newcomers are escorted around the course on a speed-controlled lap by the Traveling Marshals (8 marshals on bikes who lap the course regularly to check for problems.) They are then at liberty to circulate at their desired pace.
Racing then begins 2 days later on the Monday (28 August in 2006.) Practices are NEVER held on Sundays but continue into ‘Race Week’ for some of the later classes in the ‘Race Programme’ (see immediately below.)
The Race Programme is identical every year, with two races held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of Race Week to make up the six classes. All classes cover four laps of the course, a distance of 242.8 km (150.9 mi).

Nathan Harrison descends Bray Hill on his way to victory in 2019 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Saturday: Newcomers Race Class A & Class B17.30pm 3 Laps 113.00 miles
Monday: 350cc/250cc Classic Grand Prix10.15am and Junior1.15pm
Wednesday: 500cc Classic Grand Prix/Formula Classic Race10.15am  and Supertwin/Lightweight1.15pm
Friday: Senior Manx Grand Prix10.15am and Classic Superbike/Junior Post Classic Superbike1.15pm
In the event of bad weather races can be delayed for later on the same days or even rescheduled for Tuesday or Thursday. In the past racing has extended beyond Friday and race distances can also be reduced by the organisers.

1.8 Climate

1.9 Costs & Regs
1.9.1 Travel & accommodation
1.9.2 Rider & Racing Manx license


2019 Mountain Course Licence Application
This licence is a requirement for ALL competitors taking part in any event held on the TT Mountain Course. The fee is £25.00 (in addition to any other licence fee). All applicants must complete Section 3 Medical Report, on the reverse of this form. All applicants must have held a National licence for Road Racing for a minimum of 12 months prior to the start of the event (i.e. 17th August 2018).
Documentary evidence of the following additional requirements must be supplied with this application:
ALL APPLICANTS: must have competed satisfactorily in at least six Road Race Days in the 13 months expiring 30th June 2019. A minimum of 2 of the 6 required race days must be in the 2019 season
FOR ALL NEWCOMERS: 3 of the 6 required race days must show the rider as having finished the race and have an average race speed equal to or greater than 92.5% of their respective CLASS winner. (ACU National licence upgrade qualifying criteria).
For 2020 onwards, this requirement will be applicable to ALL Mountain Course licence applicants.
ALL APPLICANTS: One result will be permitted from each racing day of a short circuit Road Race meeting to a maximum of 2 days per meeting. One result will be permitted from each racing day of a Closed Public Road Race circuit meeting to a maximum of 2 days per meeting. Qualifying for the 2018 TT or Manx GP/Classic TT races will count as one race day and finishing in a 2018 TT or Manx GP/Classic TT race will count as a second race day. A competitor who competes in both the TT and Manx GP/Classic TT may count a maximum of three results towards the six required results. In exceptional cases Test Days may be taken into consideration. For a Test Day to be considered as one day, participants must complete a minimum of 50 laps during the Test Day.
CLOSING DATES FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION FORMS: 8th July 2019. Completed forms should be sent together with the 6 race result sheets and fee to ACU Road Race Department, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby Warwickshire, CV21 2YX.
NOTE: The issuing of a TT Mountain Course Licence does not guarantee an accepted entry for competition.
First Names Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss Surname Address Postcode / Zip Date of birth E-mail Address Daytime Telephone Number Evening Do you hold a National Licence for Road Racing? State Yes or No
If you answered ‘YES’ please state the licence number: Number
If you answered ‘YES’ which federation issued that licence? Federation Please state the expiry date of your licence: Date
Please tick the event you intend to enter: Classic TT MGP
Newcomer applicants: You must submit your completed Record of Mountain Course Training Form with this application form. (Please note training must be completed by the 8th July 2019).
I am paying by: Cheque/Postal Order made payable to ‘ACU Ltd’ Credit or Debit card, give card details below Card Number
Expiry Date Issue No. Start Date Last 3 Digits on Signature Panel
Cardholder’s Name Cardholder’s Signature
Please write your name and date of birth on the reverse of photo
TO BE COMPLETED BY ALL APPLICANTS. YOU MUST PAY ANY FEE CHARGED FORTHE MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND FORTHE COMPLETION OF THIS FORM. TO YOUR DOCTOR: Please read these guidance notes before filling in this section for the applicant whose name is on the front of this form. The person to be examined is applying for a licence to compete in motorcycle sport events. Particular care should be taken to ensure that the applicant does not suffer from any condition which might result in sudden loss of control of his/her motorcycle thus endangering other riders, officials and spectators. The controls of a motorcycle normally require the use of all four limbs. The applicant must be able to control his/her motorcycle under fierce acceleration and braking forces. Competition places both physical and mental demands on the rider.
• LIMBS: The applicant should have sufficient power, co-ordination and sensation in his/her limbs to maintain full control of his/her machine. An applicant with an organic or functional loss of a limb or part of a limb may be referred to an ACU Medical Panel and be subject to “on track” assessment.
• DEAFNESS: A licence can be issued to an applicant with impaired hearing, but not to an applicant with a disturbance of balance.
• DIABETES: A well-controlled diabetic may be passed as fit to compete. They require evidence from their Consultant Diabetologist, or their own General Practitioner/ regular medical attendant if they are not under consultant care, that the diabetes is normally well controlled, that they are not subject to hypoglycaemic or hyperglycaemic attacks (no significant episodes in preceding year), that they have no neurological or ophthalmic complication associated with diabetes and that they understand their diabetes, its monitoring, and management.
• CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: In general, a heart attack or serious cardio-vascular disease would normally exclude a rider from speed events. Special attention should be paid to blood pressure and cardiac rhythm disorders. In such cases, a certificate from a cardiologist including the results of any test the cardiologist considers necessary must be submitted with this Medical Report form.
• NEUROLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS: In general applicants with a serious neurological or psychiatric disorder will not be granted a license.
• FITS OR UNEXPLAINED LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS: A licence will not be issued if the applicant is an epileptic, has suffered a single epileptic fit or has suffered an unexplained loss of consciousness.
1. Are you the applicant’s regular medical attendant? YES/NO
2. Does the applicant have epilepsy, diabetes or any condition which may cause loss of consciousness? YES/NO

3. Does the applicant have any condition which may cause a sudden loss of balance or co-ordination? YES/NO

4. Is there evidence of any progressive neurological disorder? YES/NO

5. Are there any signs of neoplasm which may be liable to metastasise? YES/NO

6. Is there any evidence of any disease or condition affecting the eyes or ears? YES/NO

7. Is there any abnormality of power, sensation, co-ordination or movement in any limb? YES/NO

8. Are any limbs or parts of limbs missing? YES/NO

9. Is there any abnormality of the heart? YES/NO

10. Does the applicant have hypertension? YES/NO

If ‘yes’, do they meet DVLA LGV/PCV Group 2 entitlement requirements? YES/NO

(Answer no if resting systolic BP consistently greater or equal to 180mmHg and/or diastolic greater or equal to 100mmHg.)
(Answer no if treatment has side effects which may interfere with controlling a motorcycle)
11. If the applicant has insulin-dependent diabetes are there any signs of neuropathy, retinopathy or other complications? YES/NO

12. If the applicant has insulin-dependent diabetes are they subject to episodes of hypoglycemia or hyperglycaemia? YES/NO

13. Is the applicant suffering from any psychiatric illness? YES/NO

14. Is the applicant dependent on alcohol, drugs or other substances? YES/NO

15. Is the applicant taking medication? YES/NO
(If ‘yes’ please give full details and confirm that the medication is not within the WADA prohibited classes of substances and prohibited methods)

  1. Is the applicant medically fit to hold a competition licence and to participate in motorcycle sport? YES/NO
  2. I am unsure of the applicant’s fitness and wish to refer him / her to the ACU Medical Panel (tick box):
    (Please give details of the reason(s) that you are unsure of the applicant’s fitness.)
    Applicant’s name Date of Birth / /
    Signature of
    Further details:
    Name and Address of Doctor, including Qualifications and GMC number.
    Please use official stamp
    GMC number: Newcomers Regulations

DETAILS: Newcomers-2019

Entering the Manx Grand Prix for the first time can be a rather daunting experience and this information endeavours to help answer any questions you may have. Please remember no question is too trivial and the Club and our officials are here to help.

  1. What Licence do I require to enter the MGP?
    The Manx Grand Prix is inscribed with the FIM as an International meeting and permitted with the
    Auto Cycle Union UK. Therefore as an International meeting the following applies:-
    i) All competitors resident in the UK must have held as a minimum a National Licence issued by
    the ACU or SACU for at least 18 months prior to the first day of practising.
    ii) Competitors from other FMN’s must have qualified to hold an FIM International Non-
    Championship licence for a minimum of 18 months prior to the first day of practice.
  2. What is the Mountain Course Licence?
    In addition, to enter theManx Grand Prix/ Classic TT competitors must hold a “TT Mountain Course Licence” issued by the ACU at a cost of £25.00 (in addition to any normal licence fees). An application
    form for such a licence will be available for downloading with the MGP Supplementary Regulations
    from the MGP website in February.
    Please note this licence issued by the ACU is a requirement for all competitors who wish to take
    part in the event but does not guarantee an entry.
  3. How do I qualify for the Mountain Course Licence?
    i) All applicants must have acquired 6 signatures from meetings in the 13 months from 1st June in the
    year prior to the MGP to 30th June in the current year of the MGP you are entering. Signatures are
    given for competing satisfactorily. Competing satisfactorily means taking part in the meeting and as a
    very minimum being classed as a finisher in at least one race during the meeting.
    ii) 2 of the required 6 road race results should be from race days within the same year of the Manx
    Grand Prix and Classic TT Races for which the rider is applying, ie 2 results from 2018 if entering the
    races in 2018.
    iii) One signature from each racing day of a short circuit race meeting, up to a maximum of two.
    One result will be permitted from each racing day of a Closed Public Road circuit meeting to a
    maximum of 2. The description of a road race is detailed below in blue.
    Road Races A Road Race must take place on a metalled and sealed surface (tarmac surface) making a
    continuous predetermined course which has the general characteristics of an ordinary highway. The
    race will consist of several consecutive laps of the above course and will be between several
    competitors. The course can be purpose built or can be public roads closed to permit racing to take
    place. The winner being the competitor with the fastest overall time for the race. Events such as
    Sprints and Hillclimbs where competitors race against the clock between two or more points are not
    classed as Road Races.”
    iv) Newcomers have to complete 4 instruction laps with 2 ACU Qualified Coaches, preferably during
    the Newcomers weekends, but definitely before 30 June.
    v) Closing date for the receipt of completed Licence application forms at ACU House: Mid July.
  4. As an overseas competitor what insurance cover do I require?
    Competitors holding licence by a Federation (FMN) other than the ACU or SACU must submit a
    Starting Permission countersigned and stamped by the FMN which issued their licence. This must
    confirm that competitors are insured against the risk of Personal Accident in accordance with the FIM
    Sporting Code: 25,000 Euros – Death 50,000 Euros – Permanent Total Disablement.
    Competitors must have additional cover for Medical Treatment and Repatriation costs as follows as
    the basic FIM Insurance is insufficient: 185,000 Euros – Medical Treatment 75,000 Euros –
    Repatriation costs. Figures quoted are for 2018 MGP.
    Competitors resident outside the United Kingdom should ensure they have sufficient private medical
    insurance to assist them on their return to their place of domicile for any on-going medical expenses
    incurred from injuries sustained whilst competing in the MGP/Classic TT Races.
  5. How do I register my interest in competing in the MGP?
    Email On receipt of your email you will receive, by email, an questionnaire
    asking for personal details and information relating to your racing experience.
  6. What is the Mike Hailwood Newcomers Weekend?
    After completing the questionnaire you will be informed if you have been accepted to take part
    in the Newcomers’ weekend (generally held at the end February/beginning March). Priority will
    be given to competitors aged 18 – 45 years. Acceptance onto the weekend does not guarantee
    an accepted entry into the Manx Grand Prix/Classic TT. Please note invited potential Overseas
    Newcomers who are unable to attend a weekend can complete laps with qualified ACU coaches
    at a mutually convenient time.
  7. What is the format of the Newcomers Weekend?
    Potential Newcomers arrive on the Island during the day on Friday or Friday evening. Saturday is
    spent completing laps of the Course with qualified ACU Coaches a demonstration on how to set
    up your bike and meeting Club Officials. Sunday morning /early afternoon more laps of the
    Course before leaving for the airport/ferry terminal. It is not necessary to bring a vehicle as the
    Club will collect/deliver you from the airport or ferry terminal and provide cars for laps of the
  8. How do I submit my entry?
    The online entry system via will open at the end of February.
  9. Do you require any additional information?
    When considering your application the Entries Committee need evidence of your racing history
    so please keep a copy of all your race results, as provided by the organising Club, as you
    progress through the season – it is easier to collect the results before you leave the circuit rather
    than trying to remember where you raced 6 months previously.
  10. Can I enter more than 1 race?
    Yes. Competitors with a 600cc machine can enter Newcomers A, Junior or Senior races. If you
    have a 750cc machine you can enter Newcomers A and Senior races. Competitors with a 650cc
    250cc400cc machine can enter Newcomers B & Lightweight races. Competitors with a 125cc,
    Moto3 or SS300 machine can enter Newcomers C & Ultra Lightweight races.
  11. When will I hear if I have been accepted?
    You will be notified shortly after entries close, mid April and be asked to make payment for your
    Email: Email: Tel: 01624 644647
    Ref. hailwood/newcomers visits/2019/ info for website
    1.9.3 Preparation Bikes Machine Regulations

DETAILS: REQUIREMENTS FOR MACHINE PREPARATION2019 MANX GRAND PRIX & CLASSIC TTI would like to take this opportunity to help all riders and mechanics to get through Technical Inspection efficiently by letting everyone know what we require in terms of machine preparation at the Manx Grand Prix/Classic TT.

Some of the requirements may appear to be idiosyncratic but every regulation has a reason based on many years’ experience of checking racing machines used on the Mountain Course. I know that many of our requirements are not necessary on short circuits but anyone who races on the Mountain Course regularly will tell you that the long, high speed sections can give rise to problems that will not show up in a full season of short circuit racing.It is an FIM and ACU requirement to have the separation of the front brake lines at or above the lower fork clamp. However, we still occasionally get a machine with hoses tied together above the mudguard or a brake line looping over the mudguard. This is not acceptable.
It is recommended that calliper attachment bolts are lock wired. They have been known to come loose.
Tyres must be correctly fitted according to the rotation arrows.
Short valve stems are a must. The long rubber stems that are used on car wheels will deflect quite appreciably and must be changed. Long metal stems are acceptable.
Metal valve caps, or the latest moulded plastic racing caps which include a pressure seal, must be fitted. The valve core can lift off its seat on long, fast stretches and the rubber seal in the cap provides additional sealing against pressure loss. Do not use the extractor type with the slot in the top as, should this come off, it could puncture a tyre.
Wheel spindle nuts and wheel spindles must be pinned or lock wired. Where the spindle is flush with the fork legs, lock wiring both pinch bolts on both fork legs is acceptable. Where spindles are retained by bolted or pivoting caps e.g. 350 Honda classic or RC30 the retaining nut must be securely wired or the stud end drilled for wire/split pin. Rear wheel spindles that are captive at one end do not need additional retention, but the nut does. Spindles using a castellated nut and an R-clip must have lock wire or a cable tie on the open end of the R-clip to secure it.
Oil containment is required on ALL four stroke machines so please keep a very close eye on the belly pan which should be solid WITHOUT any drain holes or bungs. Any holes must be properly repaired with fibreglass before the machine is allowed into the holding area. Duct tape or silicone is not an acceptable repair. Unfaired machines must be fitted with a reservoir beneath the engine and the front lip must extend upwards to within 50 mm of the base of the cylinder barrel to guide any oil down into the reservoir in the event of engine failure.
The lower rear chainguard (or shark fin MUST cover the point at which the chain runs on to rear sprocket when viewed from the side. Moving the rear wheel back as far as possible to lengthen the wheelbase and the smaller sprocket used for TT course gearing means that a guard that was OK on short circuits could be a long way from a position where it is effective. The guard must not be more than 40mm laterally from the face of the chain.
Numbers and backgrounds are not supplied by the organisers. The font used for the numbers should be as plain as possible so the marshals, spotters and timekeepers can readily identify the machines as they pass at high speed. Painted backgrounds are acceptable providing that a matt finish is used. Putting the background inside the screen and the numbers on the outside is not acceptable. Shiny backgrounds and a low sun make a bike coming down Glencrutchery Road look like it has a headlamp on! If it is not possible to put the number in the centre of the fairing then it should be on the right hand side when sitting on the machine. Side numbers must be visible from the side. These should be on the fairing or belly pan. Any numbers or backgrounds that are not acceptable will have to be replaced. Please read the regulations and ensure you present your machine with the correct colour plates and numbers fitted.
Random checks will be carried out to ensure that identity discs are being worn and the correct helmet sticker is in place.
Red rear lights are compulsory for all machines. Please ensure that yours meet the requirements as per ACU Handbook. This will be checked at Technical Inspection. Many of the lights fitted in previous years have not been robust. Please ensure that not only is the light correct, but fitted such that it will survive the rigours of the mountain course!
Fuel tanks must have a vent pipe which terminates in a plastic catch bottle of at least 250ml. Standard Monza caps with open vents are therefore not acceptable. These must be sealed and a separate vent pipe provided. Bottles should be positioned where the contents are easily visible. Similarly coolant overflows must have a catch bottle of at least 250ml. Only water is permitted for coolant.
Competitors should note that the requirement for drilled and lock-wired drain plugs is extended to include all external oil drains and lower gearbox detent covers, and MUST include ALL oil pressure sensors or their replacement threaded blanking plugs. Canister oil filters must be fi ed with a jubilee type clip, which is to be restrained with locking wire or retained against the engine casting.These are the most common problems that we have encountered over the years and if you are fortunate enough to have someone else wielding the spanners, please make them aware of the requirements.
Random breath tests will be carried out throughout practice and race weeks. The permitted level of alcohol is 0.1g/L.
If you have any comments or questions, I can be contacted through the Race Office. Container workshop and bike packaging

DETAILS: ±15 Bike crate frames

  • Adaptable workshop container with all required machines & tools
    Lube management
    Spares trolly
    Wheel starter
    Tire machine / tools, Tyre management
    Paddock stands
    Tyre warmers if required


1.9.4 Cost Summary
TT Licence 25Entry fee 475/355
Local National license
The Start Permission must confirm that Competitors are insured against the risk of Personal Accident in accordance with the FIM Sporting Code but with additional cover for Medical Treatment and Repatriation costs as follows: EUR 25,000 Death
EUR 50,000 Temporary Partial Disablement
EUR 185,000 Medical Treatment
EUR 75,000 Repatriation CostsFor ACU and SACU license holders, the Organisers will arrange Personal Accident cover for the following benefits: £10,000 GBP Death or permanent total disablement
£20,000 GBP Loss of or loss of the use of, one or more limbs or eyes

1.9.5 Newcomer Scheme From MGP
The Manx Motor Cycle Club operates a non-profit making scheme to support riders making their competitive debut at the 2019 Manx Grand Prix, on the Isle of Man Mountain circuit.
We have an amazing entry of over 30 riders for the Manx Grand Prix Newcomers Race, travelling from all over the UK, Ireland and Europe, including Poland, Switzerland and Spain together with our first ever Russian competitor.
To get involved, why not ‘Back a Newcomer’? You could just make us a donation, or:
for £200 – choose your rider, get your name on their bike, meet the rider’s team in the paddock, join us for lunch at the Jurby Festival of Speed, join us for the Newcomers Prize presentation, join us in the Grandstand for the ‘blue riband’ Senior Manx Grand Prix and receive a signed picture of your rider competing at the Manx.
for £250 – all the benefits of the above for you and your guest!
Want to know more? Please contact us via Superbike Magazine, Clinton Pienaar or Henk Schuiling

1.9.6 Classes – Classic TT
Classic TT Races
The Classic TT Races are without doubt the biggest and most important series of races for classic motorcycles on the planet and has been hailed by the Daily Telegraph as ‘one of the best biking events on the planet’ 
The world’s best riders will do battle with specialists from the classic racing scene around the tortuousTT Mountain Circuit across four individual races on some of the most exotic racing machines from recent and not so recent memory.
Modern day TT legends such as John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop, Dean Harrison, James Hillier, Conor Cummins and a whole host of other star names can all be expected to take part riding machines prepared by the world’s most successful classic racing teams. 
The Classic TT Races gets underway with theBennetts Senior Classic TT Race, with the class dominated in recent years by the stunning collection of Paton’s assembled by Roger Winfield. This is followed by the memorable sight, sound and smell of the two-stroke 250cc GP bikes for theDunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race. 
The action returns to the Mountain Course with Junior Classic TT Race, which has seen so many memorable British marques returning to the Mountain Course and battling the more modern Japanese manufactured bikes. 
Monday’s Race programme is bisected by theClassic Racer Magazine Classic TT Lap of Honour; the chance to see some of the most memorable as well as some long forgotten machines and marques once again navigating the Mountain Course before the meeting reaches its climax with theRST Superbike Classic TT Race which has seen so many thrilling races, lap records, and remarkable lap and race times by machines that belie the perception of the term Classic.

The Senior class represents the golden age of motorcycle racing from the 1950’s and 60’s with exotic Italian multi cylinder machines pitted against the British single cylinder bikes along with a smattering of early Japanese models.

These 500cc bikes are tested to their limits over four laps of the torturous TT Mountain Course in a race where reliability is often more important than sheer speed.
Class statistics
Races Bennetts Senior Classic Race
Race Distance 4 Laps / 150.92 miles
Lap Record John McGuinness – 113.342mph / 19 minutes 58 seconds
Race Record John McGuinness – 111.559mph / 1:21:10:189
Number Board Yellow background with black numbers
Manufacturers AJS – BSA – Honda – Paton

– Matchless – MV Agusta – Norton – Royal Enfield – Velo
cette – Vincent

The Classic TT Superbike class caters for an extraordinarily wide range of motorcycles from a period in time where technological development was happening at an astonishing rate.
The class brings together machines from the early 1980’s right through to the early 1990’s representing the Joey Dunlop dominated F1 World Championship years as well as the early part of the World Superbike Championship era. Expect to see 750cc four strokes from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki pitted against V Twin Ducati’s, Rotary Norton’s, early air cooled 1100cc machines and even the odd 500cc GP two stroke.
Class statistics
Races RST Classic Superbike Race
Race Distance 4 Laps / 150.92 miles
Lap Record Bruce Anstey – 127.496mph / 17 minutes 45 seconds
Race Record Dean Harrison – 124.815mph / 1:12:32.923
Number Board White background with black numbers
Manufacturers Bimota – Ducati – Honda – Kawasaki – Norton – Suzuki – Yamaha

The Junior Race features mainly 350cc machines from the 1950’s and 60’s in a class often dominated by the Japanese giant Honda however the British single cylinder machines can more than hold their own.
But when there is a super rare, super fast and super expensive MV Agusta in the field watch the lap speeds increase!
Class statistics
Races Junior Classic Race
Race Distance 4 Laps / 150.92 miles
Lap Record Lee Johnston – 105.239mph / 21 minutes 30 seconds
Race Record Michael Dunlop – 103.061mph / 1:27:51.735
Number Board Blue background with white numbers
Manufacturers Aermacchi – AJS – BSA – Ducati – Honda – Matchless – MV Agusta – Norton – Suzuki – Velocette – Vincent

The Lightweight class is famous for the iconic sounds and smells of thoroughbred two stroke 250cc grand prix motorcycles.
Phased out of modern motorcycle racing competition around the turn of the century, the 250 two stroke remains popular with fans and riders alike. Built to be raced, they are a thing of beauty; light, nimble but notoriously challenging to make fast and reliable around the TT Mountain Course.
Class statistics
Races Dunlop Classic Lightweight Race
Race Distance 4 Laps / 150.92 miles
Lap Record Bruce Anstey – 120.475mph / 18 minutes 47 seconds
Race Record Bruce Anstey – 117.853mph / 1:16:50.072
Number Board Green background with white numbers
Manufacturers Ducati – Honda – Kawasaki – Yamaha
1.9.7 Classes Manx GP

2019 MGP Races Class A Newcomers MGP
2019 Class B Newcomers MGP
2019 Class C Newcomers MGP
2019 Junior MGP
2019 Lightweight 1 MGP
2019 Lightweight 2 MGP
2019 Senior MGP
2019 Ultra Lightweight 1 MGP
2019 Ultra Lightweight 2 MGP
This list will be updated to 2020 as soon a available


The Newcomers class caters for riders who have no previous experience of the Mountain Circuit. Such a class does not feature in the programme of the TT and is thus the only opportunity for newcomers to race the circuit in competition. Classes are usually over-subscribed as a result. Riders are limited to machinery with a capacity not exceeding 750cc and must wear coloured bibs over their leathers during ‘Practice’ (see below). Newcomers are also permitted to submit an application for any of the other classes but may or may not be granted a ride depending on their levels of experience.

The Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight class is represented by machinery of 125cc, 250cc and 400cc capacity. This class featured at the TT until 2004 but is now defunct and so, like the Newcomers’ class, is extremely popular. ‘Lightweight’ refers to the 250cc 2-stroke machines whilst Ultra-Lightweight is the 125 2-strokes and 400cc 4-stroke bikes. This class is run as two separate races on Race Days (see below) but all the machines leave the start line in the same ‘Session’ (see below)The Manx Grand Prix Ultra Lightweight class lap record is still held by a Yamaha fzr 400. 109.86.mph Still held by Keith Taylor. This was before tuned mini twins were made eligible.

The Junior Class features machines whose capacity must not exceed 750cc. Machines of any engine capacity between 200 and 750cc are permitted but the vast majority of entrants opt to race four-stroke 4-cylinder 600cc bikes. Some 2-stroke 250cc machines are entered and there is a separate award for the highest-placed 2-stroke finisher (see ‘Awards’ below.)

The Senior Class is the final race of MGP fortnight and allows for motorcycles with an engine capacity not exceeding 1000cc. Again 600cc bikes are more popular than any other but a number of 750s are sprinkled in the start list.

The Senior Classic race features the most diverse range of marques and is very popular, with a full quota of 105 entrants accepted in 2005. Entrants must field a machine with an engine capacity between 350 and 500cc. Most riders choose machines with a capacity of between 450 and 500cc and common marques include Norton, Honda, Seeley and Matchless with the odd BSA and Ducati.

The Junior/Lightweight Classic is open to machines of 350cc capacity or lower. Run as separate races for machines between 250-350cc (Junior) and under 250cc (Lightweight) all bikes are on-circuit at the same time during the race, but are released at separate class intervals. (This procedure also applies to the Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight.)

In 2008 the Manx Motor Cycle Club recognised the emergence of Post Classic racing These machines manufactured in the 1980s have also had a history of being raced on the Isle of Man TT course. The 2009 Post Classic Race was introduced with regulations designed to test machine availability. They stated “it has been agreed to keep these regulations as flexible as possible, but they may be subject to change in 2010”.

Whilst being encouraged by the interest in the 2009 Post Classic Race the number of four stroke entries were fewer than expected. The reasons were perceived to be certain restrictions, and the cut off date of 1981.

The Formula Classic race is to allow 750cc pre-1973 Classic four stroke machines (now 850cc pre 1974 as for the 2011 meeting) to compete alongside the 500cc “Senior Classic” machines. The Senior Post Classic: for 601 to 1050cc four stroke machines and 351 to 750cc two stroke machines, cut off date 31 December 1985. The Junior Post Classic: four stroke machines up to 600cc, cut off date 31 December 1985 and two stroke machines up to 350cc, Grand Prix Factory Bikes Steel frame or period aluminium frame, any brakes, any wheels, cut off date 31 December 1984. Standard frames, Standard fairing, any ignition, no airboxes. Any brakes. Cut off dates 1 January 1985 – 31 December 1991.

Both the Senior Post Classic and Junior Post Classic are being run concurrently meaning one race with 2 separate classes.

By 2011, the Senior Post Classic was renamed as the Classic Superbike race or “Polo Class” and the introduction of a Twin Cylinder (Super Twin) MGP Race incorporating 650cc four stroke and 250cc two stroke machines and the reworking of the Lightweight MGP Race, limiting the race to 400cc four stroke, 125cc two stroke and the exciting new 450cc single cylinder machines.

As mentioned previously, newcomers must wear a coloured bib (usually orange or yellow) during practice sessions to distinguish themselves to other riders. Similarly, classic riders are obliged to wear white bibs. This does not apply during races as all the riders are obviously in the same class.
1.9.8 Clothing

• To avoid long queues you may attend either signing on or clothing technical inspections first.
• Clothing will be checked in the Technical Official Bays at the following times:

  • Thursday 27th August 16:30 – 19:00 hrs All Riders
  • Friday 28th August 16:30 – 19:00hrs All Riders
  • Saturday 22th August 10:00 – 11:00hrs All Riders
    Please bring the following with you:
    • Leathers, helmets with visors, boots, gloves, identification discs, as specified in Section 6, pages 25/26. Please be aware ONLY full-face safety helmets are accepted for this event and Helmets must be no more than 5 years old.
    • All Attendants safety wear as per Section 7 – Attendants, page 31 (overalls, gloves & balaclava).
    NOTE: Any unacceptable clothing or equipment presented may be impounded for the duration of the event.
    1.9.9 Transponders / Lap Timing


• All qualifying sessions and races will be officially timed using a transponder-based automatic timing system. It is the responsibility of each competitor to provide and properly fit a fully charged AMB TranX 260 transponder or a MYLAPS X2 Transponder Bike or a directly compatible equivalent at their own expense. A separate transponder must be provided for each machine entered.
• Hard wired Transponders must be left switched on until well clear of finish line to ensure passing time is recorded.
• The identification number(s) of the transponder must be the same as the identification number(s) submitted at registration for each machine and class.
• A change to a transponder may be made prior to the start of any qualifying or race session and the machine being presented for Technical Inspection. No further changes are permitted once a machine has passed through Technical Inspection.
• Any application for any other change of transponder identification number must be made to the Secretary of the Meeting at least two hours before the start of a qualifying session or race.
• See also Appendix D.
1.10 Media
Superbike Magazine
The Bike Show
Ridefast Magazine
Ignition TV
Other motorsport shows
Tank Girls
Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, SMS
Motorsport magazines
Local papers of each SA 2020Vision Tour participant
IoM publications

1.11 Rider Requirements