At a time when we should enjoy the spectacle of the Isle of Man TT races, the organizers have announced a multitude of changes for the event which is expected to resume in 2022.
The island’s business department has come up with a comprehensive plan that promises to revolutionize the TT experience for visiting fans and those following around the world.
The biggest news is that for the first time the event will be broadcast live, which will be accessible to nearly four billion internet users. The promoters also confirmed the schedule for TT 2022 and today announced some exciting developments for the future format of the event. The Lightweight TT, meanwhile, has a new name to accompany the new regulations, while the Sidecar class is also expected to benefit from changes in its rules and eligibility.
Live coverage of the Isle of Man TT in 2022
Launched in spring 2022, the TT’s own digital channel will be the exclusive home of live coverage of the race, accessible via the live pass. The channel won’t be confined to a fortnightly TT, however, with the promoters offering year-round original content that includes eight-part docuseries and a feature-length documentary in the vein of fan-favorite Closer to the Edge.
Debut at TT Fan Park in 2022
For those making the pilgrimage to the island, the introduction of the TT Fan Park should transform the days off and time away from the track by giving fans even greater access to their heroes. Enjoying full and uninterrupted live coverage on the big screen, fans can look forward to two whole weeks of lively entertainment, including live music, signing sessions, games, competitions and more.
The park’s route also includes the famous TT awards show – just one of the many features that promise to connect fans with their favorite competitors throughout the fortnight.
More races from 2023 and beyond
Designed following feedback from thousands of TT fans, the 2023 calendar would see the number of racing days drop from four to six and the total number of races drop from eight to ten with the introduction of a second race for the Superstock and Supertwin classes.
Its introduction will coincide with the arrival of a brand new additional ship for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, increasing the ability to travel to and from the island and allowing more fans to visit the legendary races.