The latest dates have been pencilled in for the 2020 Irish road racing season, subject to ratification by the sport’s governing body.
The new campaign is set to roar into life at the Cookstown 100 in County Tyrone from April 24-25 around the 2.1-mile Orritor course.
One week later, the action switches to the North Armagh Club’s Tandragee 100 meeting from May 1-2 prior to the North West 200, which is the first major international road race of the year.
Practice for the North West will commence on Tuesday, May 12, with final qualifying and the first races taking place on Thursday, May 14. The main race bill, featuring both headline Superbike events, will be held on Saturday, May 16.
Two weeks later, practice week commences for the Isle of Man TT on Sunday, May 31. The first race – the Superbike TT – will kick-start the racing programme on Saturday, June 6.
It is understood the Enniskillen Road Races, held for the first time in 2018, are in doubt next summer, while the Mid-Antrim 150 is again absent from the calendar.
Kells is the first southern Irish race (June 20-21) followed by the Cork Road Races (June 27-28), which returned to the calendar this year.
The Skerries 100 takes its traditional slot on the first weekend in July (4-5) followed by Walderstown (July 11-12) and Faugheen (July 18-19).
The Southern 100 on the Isle of Man will run from July 6-9 before the Armoy Road Races bring July to an end with the ‘Race of Legends’ from July 24-25.
However, the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod is in doubt after the organisers reveals the event is facing a financial crisis.
The East Coast Festival at Killalane is due to take place from September 12-13.
Dates for the Classic TT have also been confirmed, with the event taking place from August 22-31.
2020 Road Races dates:
Cookstown 100: April 24th-25th
Tandragee 100: May 1st-2nd
North West 200: May 12th-16th
Isle of Man TT: May 31st-June 12th
Kells Road Races: June 20-21
Cork Road Races: June 27-28
Skerries 100: July 4-5
Southern 100: July 6th-9th
Walderstown Road Races: July 11-12
Faugheen 50: July 18-19
Armoy Road Races: July 24th-25thUlster Grand Prix: (TBC)
Classic TT: August 22nd-31st
East Coast Festival: September 12-13