Live Isle of Man TT coverage from 2022 among many major updates

The Isle of Man TT organisers have announced a raft of changes for the 2022 event including the news it will air live

Live Isle of Man TT coverage from 2022 among many major updates

AT a time when we should be enjoying the spectacle of the Isle of Man TT races, the organisers have announced a host of changes to the event set to reignite in 2022.

The Island’s Department for Enterprise has hatched a comprehensive plan that promises to revolutionise the TT experience for both visiting fans and those following from around the world.

The biggest news is that for the first time the event will be aired live, which will be accessible to nearly four billion internet users. The promotors have also provided confirmation of the 2022 TT schedule, and today have announced some exciting developments for the future format of the event. The Lightweight TT, meanwhile, has a new name to go with new regulations, while the Sidecar class is also set to benefit from an evolution of its rules and eligibility.

Isle of Man TT live coverage in 2022

Launching in the spring of 2022, the TT’s very own digital channel will be the exclusive home of live race coverage, accessible via the live pass. However, the channel won’t be limited to TT fortnight with the promoters offering year-round original content that includes an eight-part docuseries and a feature-length documentary film in the vein of fans’ favourite, Closer to the Edge.

TT Fan Park debut in 2022

 For those making the pilgrimage to the Island, the introduction of the TT Fan Park is set to transform rest days and time away from the track by gifting fans even greater access to their heroes. Boasting full and uninterrupted live coverage on the big screen, fans can anticipate two whole weeks of lively entertainment, including live music, signing sessions, games, competitions and more.

Also included in the Park’s itinerary are the famous TT prize presentations – just one of many features that promise to connect fans with their favourite competitors through the fortnight.

More races from 2023 and beyond

Designed following feedback from thousands of TT fans, the 2023 schedule would see the number of race days increase from four to six and the total number of races increase 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 vessel for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, increasing travel capacity to-and-from the Island and allowing for more fans to visit the fabled races.