What to expect at Isle of Man TT® 2022
After a two-year hiatus, passionate fans, super bikes and heroic riders are all set to return to the Isle of Man this year for the iconic Isle of Man TT®. And while the 114-year-old tradition has never been criticized for being boring, there have been some small but significant changes made this year to optimise the experience for fans, locals and participants.
Isle of Man TT 2022 schedule changes
Significant changes are on the horizon for 2023, when the number of race days increases from four to six and total races from eight to ten with the introduction of a second race for the Superstock and Supertwin classes.
But for this year, the official 2022 schedule includes some smaller but still noteworthy changes, including:
- The first qualifying session to get underway on the opening Sunday 29 May afternoon.
- Qualifying then returns to the regular evening time slot for four consecutive nights starting on Monday 30th May.
- The final qualifying session of the fortnight will take place on Friday afternoon to open roads earlier and give more time to prepare for racing.
- A revamped race-day programme sees a single warm-up lap each morning – replacing the midweek practice sessions to allow for a more streamlined daily schedule.
Live TV Coverage of the Isle of Man TT 2022
For the first time ever, the TT’s very own digital channel will be streaming all the action both on and off the track directly to compatible devices of fans all around the world.
This is a huge step forward for the Isle of Man TT, which has a diehard local fan base but has yet to attract the global audience the races deserve.
Visitors to the Isle of Man will also benefit from the uninterrupted exclusive footage from around the course that will complement one of the most exciting live sporting experiences on the planet.
New Class Regulations at Isle of Man TT 2022
The Lightweight TT has been newly badged as Bennetts Supertwin TT and new regulations will permit twin-cylinder machines up to 700cc, which will see the Aprilia and Yamaha competing in the category for the first time in the modern era.
In another first, the sidecar class will be permitted to use 900cc parallel twin-cylinder engines, such as those found in the KTM 890 DUKE and the BMW F900R, in what will be the biggest shake-up in the class in decades.
Bolstered Fan Experience at Isle of Man TT 2022
This year the TT Fan Park is set to transform rest days and time away from the track by giving fans even greater access with uninterrupted live coverage on the big screen and two whole weeks of lively entertainment.
And those making the pilgrimage to the island in 2023 are set to benefit from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s new ferry that will increase travel capacity to and from the island, allowing for more fans to visit the famous races.
Dreaming of the mountain course? Good news! We have rooms available on the island to catch the TT action up close and personal.