Isle of Man TT Announces 2022 Live Coverage Updates
Tuesday 22 February 2022
The Isle of Man TT organisers on Friday released further information into what the live coverage and digital channel for this year’s event will entail. With all the exciting information provided in last week's announcement, we’ve put together a summary of everything you need to know.
Since the last event held back in 2019, the organisers have been teasing fans with news of major changes for TT 2022 and one of the most talked about changes set to take place is the introduction of the brand new digital channel, TT+.
The announcement confirmed that TT+ is set to be released in Spring 2022 and the free-to-access channel will include year round content including a feature length documentary set to be released in Autumn 2022 along with an 8-part fly-on-the-wall style docuseries in Spring 2023.
The channel will also include hours of archive race footage from a collection of modern races including footage from the infamous Dunlop vs Hutchinson battle and Peter Hickman’s record breaking lap.
On top of that, fans will have access to the TT Preview Show set to be aired from the Isle of Man in April 2022. The channel will also host The TT Podcast presented by professional cyclist and podcaster Chris Pritchard alongside two time TT winner Steve Plater.
Further information about the long awaited live coverage has also been provided which has caused a frenzy of excitement amongst fans.
The coverage presented by a distinguished team of broadcasters, journalists and motorsport stars will use a network of cameras located around the Mountain Course including 20 live action cameras, 2 kerb cams and of course the 2 helicopter mounted cameras filming from above to keep fans in the midst of the action.
The TV coverage will be broadcasted to fans by a team led by Extreme E commentator Jennie Gow. Gow will be joined by motorsport broadcaster Matt Roberts, former olympic Skeleton champion and Classic TT coverage presenter Amy Williams as well as Manx journalist Rick Faragher.
Alongside the coverage will be the television commentary pairing of TT regular Dave Moore and motorsport commentator Andrew Coley. The pair will have a team of pundits and experts to call upon including the previously mentioned TT star turned podcaster Steve Plater and fellow double TT winner Cameron Donald.
The radio commentary will also be returning for this year’s event with MotoGP and World Superbike commentator Steve Day taking up the anchor position. Day will be joined by Manx motorsport commentator Chris Boyde as his chief analyst alongside him in the studio with the familiar voice of Chris Kinley in the pits and paddock joined by local radio personality Beth Espey.
Bringing a wealth of expertise to the above will be current and former competitors Maria Costello MBE, John Hogan, Horst Saiger, Mark Miller, Patrick Farrance and Jenny Tinmouth.
To access the live coverage available on the TT+ channel, fans will need to purchase a Live Pass at a cost of £14.99 for the 2022 event. The Live Pass will provide access to all qualifying and race sessions meaning that over 40 hours of TT action will be included in the coverage.
The changes announced last week by the event organisers will likely see the TT propelled further into the international limelight. A move that could be the beginning of a new global age for the TT allowing fans from around the world to get a glimpse into the TT experience. That being said there’s no feeling quite like watching the TT first hand inches away from the action. With plenty of packages available for TT 2022 there’s still time to book your dream Isle of Man TT trip and experience the action yourself.