TT 2023 Schedule Confirmed
Great news for TT fans as yesterday the event's organisers officially confirmed its schedule for TT 2023. The 2023 event is now set to start on Monday, 29th May - with a full day of qualifying - running until Saturday, 10th June, with the highly anticipated Senior TT closing the festival. The announcement also confirmed that the first race would commence on Saturday, 3rd June, with the extended 10-race schedule following the previously proposed plan shown below.
Monday 29 May 2023 – Morning & Afternoon Qualifying
Tuesday 30 May 2023 – Evening Qualifying
Wednesday 31 May 2023 – Evening Qualifying
Thursday 01 June 2023 – Evening Qualifying
Friday 02 June 2023 – Afternoon Qualifying
Saturday 03 June 2023 – Supersport (Race 1) and Sidecar (Race 1)
Sunday 04 June 2023 – Superbike TT
Tuesday 06 June 2023 – Superstock (Race 1) and Supertwin (Race 1)
Wednesday 07 June 2023 – Supersport (Race 2) and Sidecar (Race 2)
Friday 09 June 2023 – Superstock (Race 2) and Supertwin (Race 2)
Saturday 10 June 2023 – Senior TT
The new schedule sees racing run for two days at a time followed by a rest day, meaning visiting fans should see more races during their stay.
The Department for Enterprise confirmed that the decision was made following two separate public consultations to align the event with its overarching strategy and mission ‘to deliver a sustainable world-class TT that increases the economic benefit to the Isle of Man.
Tim Crookall MHK, Political Member with responsibility for Tourism and Motorsport, commented:
’I would like to thank all those who have contributed to our research over the past number of years, including those who took the time to contribute to the public consultations. I strongly believe the confirmed schedule for 2023 will bring in a number of long-term benefits to the event and the Isle of Man.
‘The TT returned in 2022 after a two-year hiatus and ushered in significant changes designed to take the event forward into a new era of success. The new schedule is a key piece of that jigsaw and unlocks greater potential for more visitors to come to our island and experience the event at a time when it is attracting new audiences around the world with increased broadcast content and distribution.’
Lawrie Hooper MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented:
‘The schedule for TT 2023 has been developed following an extensive amount of research and stakeholder feedback. This research revealed that the existing TT schedule, the Island’s travel capacity, the Island’s accommodation infrastructure, costs factored against the current economic climate, and customers' changing habits are no longer compatible and do not meet the needs of the event’s customers.
‘Taking into consideration these clear challenges identified in the research and bearing in mind the overarching TT strategy, the new schedule for 2023 is a proactive step towards supporting visitor growth and offers clear benefits to local businesses and the economy. The Island’s current TT capacity is limited to around 28,000 visitors at any one time, with the current visitor curve highlighting infrastructure pressures in the middle weekend. In its simplest form, the new schedule aims to sustain current visitor numbers while promoting growth. We expect this new schedule to encourage new visitor patterns and capitalise on capacity, driving an additional 50,000 bed nights over time, representing an additional spend on the Island of £ 6 million.’
Travel packages for those looking to attend the 2023 event remain available with Official Travel Partner Duke Travel. Alternatively, you can book accommodation at the IOMTT Village, Peel TT Tent Village and Braddan Bridge Campsite through the IOMTT shop. Tickets for a number of VIP viewing locations are also available through the IOMTT shop.