2022 Isle of Man TT races confirmed (updated)

Press release | February 4, 2022

Update February 4, 2022: The Isle of Man Government has announced changes to travel restrictions: From March 31 there will be no testing or isolation for all visitors to the Isle of Man, regardless of their vaccination status. The only restrictions that will remain will be for travelers from UK Red List countries.

The Isle of Man TT race is confirmed for six days of racing in 2022.

This is a press release from the IOM Enterprises Department…

  • Schedule confirmed for TT 2022
  • Live TV coverage for TT 2022
  • Expanded race schedule coming for the 2023 TT
  • Supertwin class opens up to more builders
  • The Sidecar class will benefit from new engines
  • TT Fan Park to transform the festival experience
Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop (MD Racing Paton) in Milntown during the lightweight TT race at TT2019. PHOTO BY TONY GOLDSMITH

On what would have been senior race day at the 2021 Isle of Man TT Races, the Isle of Man’s Department of Business – the TT Races promoters – today unveiled the first elements of a plan complete that promises to revolutionize the TT experience for both visiting fans. and those who follow from around the world.

Among the plans for the iconic event, the biggest news is the planned introduction of live television coverage, which will be accessible to nearly 4 billion internet users. The promoters have also confirmed the TT 2022 schedule and today announced some exciting developments for the event’s future format. The Lightweight TT, meanwhile, has a new name to go along with the new regulations, while the Sidecar class is also set to benefit from changes to its rules and eligibility.

Michael Rutter (Paton) at Ballaugh Bridge during the Lightweight TT at TT2017.
Michael Rutter (Paton) at Ballaugh Bridge during the Lightweight TT at TT2017. PHOTO BY TONY GOLDSMITH

2022 TT calendar confirmed

From Sunday May 29 to Friday June 10, the 2022 calendar has been confirmed and features a number of minor but notable changes.

Qualifying for the 2022 TT once again spans six days, with the first qualifying session – a newly expanded session – starting on Sunday afternoon. Qualifying then returns to its usual evening time slot for four consecutive nights from Monday 30 May. The final session of the fortnight, however, now takes place on Friday afternoons, echoing the popular Thursday afternoon sessions of the past and giving competitors more time. to prepare before the race.

The biggest change is a revamped race day schedule, which will see a single warm-up lap for competitors taking place each morning before the start of the race. By replacing mid-week qualifying and practice sessions, the change allows for a more streamlined daily schedule with routes opening earlier than scheduled.

Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop (MD Racing Paton) at Ballaspur during the lightweight TT at TT2018. Picture by Tony Goldsmith

TT Calendar 2022

Sun May 29 13:30 Newcomers (speed control tower)
13:50 Superbike, Superstock and Supersport qualifying
15:30 Supersport & Supertwin Qualifying
4:30 p.m. Sidecar qualification
Mon 30 May 18:20 Superbike, Superstock and Supersport qualifying
20:05 Sidecar qualification
Tue, May 31 18:20 Superbike, Superstock and Supersport qualifying
19:25 Supersport & Supertwin Qualifying
20:05 Sidecar qualification
Wed 1 Jun 18:20 Superbike, Superstock and Supersport qualifying
20:05 Sidecar qualification
Thu, June 2 18:20 Superbike, Superstock and Supersport qualifying
19:25 Supersport & Supertwin Qualifying
UK bank holiday 20:05 Sidecar qualification
Fri, June 3 13:00 Superbike, Superstock and Supersport qualifying
14:10 Supersport & Supertwin Qualifying
UK bank holiday 15:05 Sidecar qualification
Sat, June 4 10:30 Solo warm-up [1-lap]
12:00 RST Superbike TT [6-laps]
15:00 3wheeling.media Sidecar TT Race 1 [3-laps]
mon 6 june 10:30 Solo warm-up [1-lap]
11:45 Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1 [4-laps]
14:45 RL360 Superstock TT [4-laps]
Wed 8 June 10:30 Solo warm-up [1-lap]
10:50 Shakedown Sidecar [1-lap]
11:45 Bennetts Supertwin TT [4-laps]
14:45 Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2 [4-laps]
Fri, June 10 10:30 3wheeling.media Sidecar TT Race 2 [3-laps]
Isle of Man Bank Holiday 12:45 Milwaukee Senior TT [6-laps]

*Please note that the 2022 TT calendar is subject to change

Learn more about the 2022 IOM TT schedule here

Live TV coverage for TT 2022

A new chapter in the history of Isle of Man TT racing will be written in 2022 with full live TV coverage of the event for the very first time. Boasting uninterrupted coverage of every qualifying session and every race, fans everywhere can look forward to two weeks of TT bliss, with all the action, stories and talking points, on and off the track. , delivered directly to their homes and devices.

Visitors to the Isle of Man will be able to enjoy the richest interactive experience they have ever had, combining the live sports experience from their preferred vantage point with real-time footage of the course.

Launching in spring 2022, the TT’s own digital channel will be the exclusive home of live race coverage, accessible via the live pass. The channel won’t be limited to the TT fortnight, however, with promoters delivering original content throughout the year including an eight-part docuseries and a feature-length documentary in the vein of fan-favorite Closer to the Edge.

Learn more about the TT 2022 live stream here

Stefano Bonetti – (Paton SC-Project Reparto Corse Paton) in Bishopscourt Bennetts Lightweight TT Race at the 2019 Isle of Man TT. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Expanded race program for TT 2023

The biggest changes in recent memory are to be introduced for the 2023 Isle of Man TT races, with the launch of an expanded race program that promises more race days, more races and more opportunities to see this course.

Designed following feedback from thousands of TT fans, the 2023 calendar would see the number of race days cut from four to six and the total number of races cut from eight to ten with the introduction of a second race for riders. Superstock and Supertwin classes.

Its introduction will coincide with the arrival of an additional brand new ship for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, increasing travel capacity to and from the island and allowing more fans to visit the legendary races.

Read more about the proposed TT 2023 schedule here

New era for the Supertwin TT

The Lightweight TT will receive a new name and new regulations for 2022, with the latest regulations allowing Yamaha and Aprilia to compete in the category for the first time in the modern era. The new Bennetts Supertwin TT badge regulations will allow twin-cylinder machines up to 700cc such as the Aprilia RS660 and the Yamaha MT-07 and YZF-R7.

Yamaha YZF-R7 2022
Yamaha YZF-R7 2022
Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo

Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo

Learn more about the Supertwin TT here

John Holden
John Holden/Lee Cain (600 LCR Honda/Silicone Engineering/Barnes Racing) at Barregarrow during the 2019 Sidecar TT Race. PHOTO BY DAVE KNEEN/ PACEMAKER PRESS.

New engines to power the Sidecar class

For the first time, the sidecar class will be allowed to use 900cc parallel-twin engines such as those found in the KTM 890 DUKE and BMW F900R. In what will be the biggest shake-up to the category for three decades, the newly eligible engines will run alongside the 600cc four-cylinder and 675cc three-cylinder rigs that have long been the mainstay of sidecar racing at the TT.

Learn more about the new Sidecar regulations here

TT Fan Park will debut in 2022

For those making the pilgrimage to the island, the introduction of the TT Fan Park should transform days off and time away from the track by giving fans even greater access to their heroes. Boasting full, uninterrupted live coverage on the big screen, fans can look forward to two full weeks of buzzing entertainment, including live music, signings, games, competitions and more. The park route also includes the famous TT Prize Breaks, one of many features that promise to connect fans with their favorite competitors throughout the fortnight.

Learn more about the TT Fan Park here

For more information visit www.iomttraces.com

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