For many people, it is the greatest motorcycling show on earth. The Isle of Man TT races are the most challenging and unforgiving motorcycle races on the planet. Each year, around a 100 riders travel from around the world to test their skill and nerve against the daunting Mountain course, a 37.73 mile circuit laid out on the public roads of this otherwise quiet island in the middle of the Irish Sea.
The same is true for fans. It is a mecca of motorcyclists and if you can’t make it in person, the excellent TV coverage on ITV4 is the next best thing to being there.
Produced by North One Television for the ninth successive year, programming starts on Monday (29 May) with a series of features and documentaries to whet your appetite. For 13 nights there’s a show on at 9pm each evening. Race action starts on Saturday 3 June, with highlights from that day’s Superbike TT. As in 2016, the race day shows are hosted by TT stalwarts James Whitham, Steve Parrish, Craig Doyle and former Senior TT winner Steve Plater, so there’s plenty of knowledge and insight from the team.
Tune in (or at least make sure you record it) we say. The full television broadcast schedule for TT17 is as follows:
If you can’t be there but want to follow the action live, the Isle of Man TT’s official website has a live timing facility with a link to the excellent Manx Radio commentary service. Visit www.iomtt.com for details.