The roar of full throttle motorcycle racing action will once again echo around the Isle of Man this week with the return of the Manx Grand Prix.
The historic event is celebrating its centenary this year with another enticing blend of modern-day and classic machinery hitting the hallowed roads of the famed island.
Naturally there will be numerous activities, events and demonstrations to mark 100 years since the inaugural event - which was won in 1923 by Len Randles, in case you didn't know - so to get you in the mood, here is a round-up of what is going on, when it will be happening and how you can follow it...
2023 Manx Grand Prix Schedule
|Schedule for the 2023 Manx Grand Prix|
|20-8-2023||Sunday||13.45||Senior & Classic Superbike||Qualifying Practice|
|20-8-2023||Sunday||15.30||Junior, Lightweight, Classic Senior||Qualifying Practice|
|21-8-2023||Monday||18.30||Senior & Classic Superbike||Qualifying Practice|
|21-8-2023||Monday||19.15||Junior, Lightweight, Classic Senior||Qualifying Practice|
|22-8-2023||Tuesday||18.30||Senior & Classic Superbike||Qualifying Practice|
|22-8-2023||Tuesday||19.15||Junior, Lightweight, Classic Senior||Qualifying Practice|
|23-8-2023||Wednesday||18.30||Senior & Classic Superbike||Qualifying Practice|
|23-8-2023||Wednesday||19.15||Junior, Lightweight, Classic Senior||Qualifying Practice|
|24-8-2023||Thursday||18.30||Senior & Classic Superbike||Qualifying Practice|
|24-8-2023||Thursday||19.15||Junior, Lightweight, Classic Senior||Qualifying Practice|
|25-8-2023||Friday||13.00||Senior & Classic Superbike||Qualifying Practice|
|25-8-2023||Friday||13.30||Junior, Lightweight, Classic Senior||Qualifying Practice|
|25-8-2023||Friday||14.40||Lightweight Manx Grand Prix||RACE [3 Laps]|
|26-8-2023||Saturday||12.45||Classic Senior Manx Grand Prix||RACE [3 Laps]|
|26-8-2023||Saturday||15.00||Made at the Manx Grand Prix' Parade||Parade|
|26-8-2023||Saturday||16.00||Junior Manx Grand Prix||RACE [4 Laps]|
|28-8-2023||Monday||11.30||Senior Manx Grand Prix||RACE [4 Laps]|
|28-8-2023||Monday||14.15||Classic Superbike Manx Grand Prix||RACE [4 Laps]|
Who and what is racing at the Manx GP?
Billed as being aimed more at the 'amateur' arm of the TT, while some big names from June's extravaganza won't be making the trip over, there are still some high-profile names participating.
The headline races will centre around the Senior Manx Grand Prix, which will once again run to the new generation Supersport regulations featuring models from Triumph, Yamaha and more, while the ever-popular Classic Superbike class will see icons of yesteryear - like the Kawasaki ZX-7R, Norton RCW588, Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 916.
Indeed, the Classic Superbike class is where you'll find the highest-profile contenders with the likes of Dean Harrison, Michael Dunlop, Michael Rutter, Dominic Herbertson, Paul Jordan and Nathan Harrison among those set to line-up.
|Starting Order for the 2023 Classic Superbike Manx Grand Prix|
|1||David Johnson||Alasdair Cowan Racing||Kawasaki 750|
|2||Dean Harrison||Oxford Racing Ducati||Ducati 916|
|3||Michael Rutter||Bathams Ales||Suzuki 1100|
|6||Michael Dunlop||Team Classic Suzuki||Suzuki 750|
|7||Brian McCormack||Greenall Racing||Kawasaki 750|
|8||Nathan Harrison||Ashcourt Racing||Honda 750|
|9||Rob Hodson||Greenall Racing||Kawasaki 750|
|10||Craig Neve||Alasdair Cowan Racing||Kawasaki 750|
|11||Mike Browne||Davies Motorsport||Yamaha 750|
|13||Dominic Herbertson||BHR Racing||Kawasaki 750|
|14||Derek Shiels||Greenall Racing||Kawasaki 750|
|15||Paul Jordan||Mistral Racing||Kawasaki 750|
|17||Michael Sweeney||Mistral Racing||Kawasaki 750|
|18||Shaun Anderson||WizNorton Racing||Norton 588|
|19||Julian Trummer||TC Racing||Kawasaki 750|
|20||Michal Dokoupil||Cookson Travel||Suzuki 750|
How to follow the Manx Grand Prix
BSN will be bringing you all the latest news, sessions and race reports and reaction from each class over the course of the eight-day event, so be sure to check www.bikesportnews.com, plus our social media channels, daily for all the latest.
In addition, Manx GP Radio will be back in action on each day to bring live, uninterrupted coverage of qualifying and the races, plus there will be live timing and videos on the Official Manx Grand Prix YouTube Channel.
Better still, ITV4 and ITVX will have hour-long highlights of the event to be shown on television and online catch-up services at 8pm on Tuesday 29th August and Wednesday 30th August.