The TT, like other major road races, was wiped out in 2020 and 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the wheels are on the move for the highly anticipated return of the world’s biggest road racing spectacle this summer, when the TT is scheduled to take place from May 29 to June 10.
In his introduction to the competitors and teams in the 2022 event regulations, Thompson said he was “delighted” that the TT was ready to move forward after a two-year hiatus.
“On behalf of everyone involved in the organization of the Isle of Man TT races, I am delighted to write this welcome message after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” a he declared.
“Registrations are now open for the TT 2022 and the regulations for this edition of the famous races are published there. It’s fair to say that the TT 2022 will be different from the last event held in 2019.
“We all worked hard during the forced break to make sure that the time given to us was put to good use, ensuring that the TT comes back better and stronger than before. With that in mind, I urge you more than ever to read these regulations very carefully.
“The level of change in all aspects of the event is unprecedented and it would be wrong to assume that things will always be as you remember them. The only way to be sure you are aware of all the changes and that you are well prepared for the TT 2022 is to read this document from start to finish, ”added Thompson.
“I look forward to working with you in the weeks and months to come as we head towards the return of the event… I hope your preparations are going well and I look forward to seeing you all. gather on Glencrutchery Road for the Isle 2022 opening qualifying session. Man TT races.
Changes planned this year include an expanded opening qualifying session on Sunday, May 29, which will begin in the afternoon. The last qualifying session of the TT fortnight will take place in the afternoon of Friday, June 4 after four consecutive qualifying sessions in the evening.
The maximum number of competitors in Superbike, Superstock and Senior races has been reduced to 50 for added safety.
One of the most significant changes this year is the introduction of a single-lap warm-up on race days, which must take place in the morning before the start of the race. This will replace the midweek qualifying and practice sessions held during the race week and allow for earlier roads opening on race days.
Also new this year is live coverage of the races, with the launch of the TT’s dedicated digital channel in the spring. Exclusive content includes a new feature-length documentary in addition to a new eight-part docuseries in the mold of the popular Netflix show “Drive to Survive.”
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