Friday, 5 June 2015

BMW MOTORRAD UK'S GUIDE TO THE 2015 ISLE OF MAN TT


The wait is over! TT race week begins Saturday 06 June with the Superbike TT race at 11:00.

So, what do you need to know, where can you watch it, and when is it happening? Check out our guide to the greatest race on Earth for the full low-down.



WHAT IS THE ISLE OF MAN TT?

The Isle of Man 'Tourist Trophy' is one of the most famous and prestigious motorcycle races in the world. Held on the Isle of Man since 1907, it runs on a 37.73-mile road circuit.

Instead of a traditional grid start, riders are sent off one at a time in ten-second intervals. As the race is a time trial, it doesn't matter who crosses the finish line first, but who completes the race in the shortest overall time.

Races are between four and six laps - with motorcycles coming in for a pit stop every two laps for fuel and rapid changes or fixes. The time spent in the pits is included in the overall time, making for a thrilling spectacle for those in the start/finish grandstands.

The most famous section is the Snaefell Mountain route, taking place across the highest parts of the Isle of Man. Because of the location in the Irish Sea, often one part of the course can be in blazing sunshine and the Mountain section can be foggy, wet and cold. Riders have to have incredible knowledge of the circuit's 264 corners and ride almost perfect laps to be in with a chance of winning. 



THE 2015 ISLE OF MAN TT.

This year sees likely the biggest ever BMW Motorrad presence on the Island for the TT. In addition to Tyco BMW riders Guy Martin and William Dunlop, 2014 'Newcomer of the Year' Peter Hickman is riding the Briggs Machinery BMW, Michael Rutter on the Bathams BMW bike, Martin Jessopp on the Riders Cardiff BMW and David Johnson on the Smiths Racing machine - and many more.

With BMW Motorrad taking three sensational victories in 2014, all eyes are on the Island this week to see whether more silverware will be taken by the S 1000 RR.



BUILDING UP TO THE TT.

BMW-riding adventurer Charley Boorman was on the Chris Evans radio show this morning talking about the TT and bikes (you can listen to it starting at 2hrs 9 mins here) - and those going to the Isle of Man can check out Charley's one man show on Tuesday night in person.



WHEN ARE THE RACES?

The six-lap Superbike TT race has been rescheduled - and will now be on Sunday 07 June.

The four-lap Superstock TT race will be held at 14:00 on Monday 08 June.

The Blue-Riband event - the six-lap Senior TT - will start at 14:30 on Friday 12 June.




WHERE CAN I FOLLOW THE ACTION?

You can follow live timing and listen to TT Radio Live at www.iomtt.com - and cheer on the official Tyco BMW team via Facebook and Twitter.

ITV4 cover the day's racing action every evening at 22:00 - and episodes can be watched online and up to 30 days after through the website www.itv.com

We will also be sharing the build-up and results on our social media channels. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the news first. 

This time tomorrow we could see Guy Martin or William Dunlop on their way to victory. Who will you be cheering for?







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