Manx Grand Prix opens entries for 2022 edition with some updated regulations

Entries for the 2022 Manx Grand Prix have opened, with some updates to the requirements for some categories, such as the classic superbike race.

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THE 2022 Manx Grand Prix has opened entries for its return later this summer. The race has been absent since 2019 as a result of the Covid pandemic, but it will be back this August. 

To be precise, the event will start on Sunday 21 August with a qualifying session which is also longer than in previous years. Qualifying will continue through Friday 26 August, after which the racing will begin.

Speaking of which, the 2022 Manx Grand Prix will feature a five-race programme. This will begin on 26 August with the Lightweight Grand Prix, for 250cc two-stroke and Moto3 Grand Prix machines. Then, on Saturday 27 August, the Senior Classic Manx Grand Prix will pit GP racers of the 1950s and 1960s against each other, before the Junior Manx Grand Prix sets twin-cylinders of up-to-700cc off around the Snaefell course. These twins are adhering to the same regulations as the new Supertwins at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT, meaning the Aprilia RS 660 and Yamaha R7 are eligible.

After a Sunday off, racing resumes for the final day on Monday, when the ‘Next Gen’ (i.e. allowing bikes such as the Ducati V2, Triumph Street Triple RS or MV Agusta F3 800 to compete against the usual 600cc machines) Supersport machines will compete at the MGP for the first time. 

Finally, the Classic Superbike Manx Grand Prix will allow all bikes which have previously competed at the Classic TT, but has extended the cut-off date for the production of the bike to 1996. This means that bikes such as the Honda RC45, Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD and Ducati 916 are eligible.

Cut-off for entries for this year’s Manx Grand Prix is 10 June, and you can enter on the MGP website, here.