With a week before entries close for the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races, 212 entries have so far been received for the seven solo plus two Sidecar races being held on Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday 28th & 30th May, with practice and qualifying on the Friday 27th and Saturday prior to racing.
Long time rivals Bill Swallow and Alan Oversby with 25 wins between them return, hoping they can add to their impressive number of race wins so far. In total they are entered in seven races.
Jamie Coward returns to ride in four races. The Yorkshireman will be riding the 500cc Craven Norton and the 750cc Mistral Kawasaki, which he rode to a double victory last year on his comeback after serious injury in 2013.
Fellow Yorkshireman and rival James Cowton has his Junior Superbike race winning 250cc Yamaha at his disposal again this year along with a 500cc Honda.
Whilst near neighbour, Lincolnshire’s Ivan Lintin will be astride Brian Richards 500cc Norton and will ride a 750cc Kawasaki in the Classic Superbike event.
Scot Ewan Hamilton will be endeavouring to bring his 250cc Suzuki home ahead of the remainder of the field in the quarter-litre race which has so far provided him with four race victories at Billown, plus a further win in the Post Classic in 2009.
2015 Singles race victor Mark Herbertson returns with brace of AJS and Matchless machines and will ride in four races during the two days racing.
Double Winning Sidecar driver Eddy Wright with five wins to his name is amongst 24 crews entered so far, who will be also aiming to retain the Camathias Cup, which he won in 2015.
Sidecar crews from The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and France join the line-up of drivers and passengers from the UK and the Isle of Man.