Classic TT TV Schedule and Radio Guide 2019

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ITV4 will be screening two one-hour long programmes featuring the best of the action from the Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts with many of the leading TT stars including John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins, James Hillier, Dean Harrison and Michael Rutter go head to head on historic machinery.

Two programmes broadcast within days of the Festival of Motorcycling’s Isle of Man Classic TT will feature action from the four races that in turn contain magnificent and memorable motorcycling machinery from across five decades. Each will be presented by Amy Williams, Steve Parrish and Steve Plater.

2019 Classic TT TV Coverage – Full schedule

Date

Time

Channel

Tuesday 27th August

8pm

ITV4

Bennetts Senior & Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Races
 

Wednesday 28th August

8pm

ITV4

RST Superbike & locate.im Junior Classic TT Races

 

Michael Dunlop on the Classic TT startline

 

  • Bennetts Senior TT for 500cc machines represents the golden age racing from the 1950’s and 1960’s with exotic Italian multi cylinder machines, British single cylinder bikes and a few early Japanese models.
  • Locate.im Junior Classic TT Race will feature 350cc machines from a similar period in a class often dominated by Honda against the British single cylinder machines
  • Dunlop Lightweight Race will contain the iconic sounds and smells of thoroughbred 250cc two stroke grand prix motorcycles.
  • RST Superbike Classic TT class caters for a wide range of bikes, bringing together machines from the early 80’s to the early 1990’s – an era of Joey Dunlop dominated F1 World Championship years as well as the early part of the World Superbike Championship. 750cc four-strokes from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki line-up against V Twin Ducati’s, Rotary Nortons, early air cooled 1100cc machines and even the odd 500GP two stroke.

ITV4’s coverage, courtesy of North One Television, will include a look at all of the best off-track activity and entertainment including a look back at the 60 year history of Honda through the iconic Japanese manufacturer’s first bike to tackle the TT course – the RC142 - as well as the VMCC’s Festival of Jurby which features a gathering of over 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts.

Dick Shepherd’s pop-up display of some of the definitive machines from Triumph, interviews with some of the greatest names in motorcycling past and present including multiple World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty and one of the greatest TT riders of all time Giacomo Agostini as he returns to the Isle of Man for a parade lap on the MV Agusta marque that is synonymous with his TT and World Championship achievements.

2019 Isle of Man Classic TT Radio Guide

Coverage gets underway for the first qualifying session on Saturday 17th August from 17:00 (GMT) with interviews and analysis from the Manx Radio Team of Tim Glover, Chris Kinley, Chris Palmer and Chris Boyde with Dave Christian at Glen Helen and Roy Moore at Ramsey Hairpin supporting the race commentary with updates from around the Mountain Course. 

Manx Radio  is available on AM 1368 Island wide, FM 87.9 in Douglas & Ramsey and FM 100.6 in Sulby & the North West, or Listen Live on-line.

BikeSocial’s coverage will be focussed across the social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) plus a dedicated page on this site will keep you up to date with continuous updates throughout the bank holiday weekend.

 

Don't forget if you're travelling over to the Classic TT this year, that the Isle of Man isn’t part of the UK or the EU – it’s a self-governing British Crown Dependency with its own parliament, government and laws. This means that you don’t get automatic access to free healthcare through your EHIC card, but UK residents can take advantage of a reciprocal emergency healthcare agreement. However, repatriation is not included as part of this agreement, so the Isle of Man government still strongly recommends adequate insurance is in place.

So if you’re travelling to the IoM from the UK or beyond, you still need travel insurance to cover medical emergencies. Your bike insurance will (or should…check your policy) cover damage to your bike or a third party, but your medical needs are not fully covered. Find out more here.

 

 

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