There's a stellar line-up of riders set to compete at the Southern 100 this week.
The first practice session around the Billown Course is this evening (Monday) with roads closing from 6.05pm and reopening no later than 9.40pm.
Many stars of the TT will be racing - Michael and William Dunlop, Guy Martin, Conor Cummins, Ivan Linton, Jamie Hamilton and Ian Lougher in the solo races.
In the 50th year of sidecar racing, crews include Ben and Tom Birchall, Tim Reeves and Dan Sayle, Ian and Carl Bell, Conrad Harrison and Mike Aylott and Gary Bryan and Jamie Winn.
Race Secretary George Peach says the event is a very important one for the south of the Island: