Isle of Man TT 2018: Video Preview with James Whitham

By Michael Mann
MannOnABike BikeSocial's Web Editor. Been riding bikes since 1984 and writing about them since 2013. Commuted in Central London for 10 years, fast and smooth road rider, does a reasonable job in a track day quick group. 6 ft and 14 st.


We’re within touching distance of the 2018 Isle of Man TT with practice and qualifying on the 37.73-mile Mountain Course taking place ahead of the first race of nine over 7 days which is the 6-lap RST Superbike race due to kick off at noon on Saturday 2nd June, weather permitting.

Since the turn of the year the build-up to the TT has been dominated with several headlines – will Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness recover in time from their injuries sustained at last year’s TT and North West respectively? Who will they ride for if they do? Once Honda and Norton were the confirmed destinations it was all about when their cages would be removed and how fit each would be. Then we heard about Bruce Anstey’s unfortunate illness and the withdrawal of his entry (we wish him a speedy recovery) and finally it was down to who was Michael Dunlop going to ride for.

The sub-plots to the 2018 Isle of Man TT have been fascinating and who better to talk about the potential winners, bikes and where best to watch than James Whitham who has commentated on the TT for nine years as well as competing in the late 80’s.

Here, Chris Newble (BikeSocial/Bennetts Social Media Manager) and I sit with Whitham to discuss the 2018 version of the greatest road race in the world. Sit back and enjoy…


Who to watch out for at the 2018 Isle of Man TT
TT, BSB and WSB commentator, James Whitham, discusses the runners and riders at the 2018 Isle of Man TT
Latest News from Bike Social

Latest News

  • Can you repair the shock absorber on your motorcycle? Bike suspension can often be rebuilt for as-new performance; full review of K-Tech suspension service
    Can you repair a shock absorber? DIY motorcycle suspension
  • First photo of 1209cc three-cylinder tourer from Benelli’s Qianjiang parent company
    Benelli 1200 is China’s most powerful bike yet
  • Front End Chatter podcast
    Front End Chatter - episode 108
  • BikeSocial have a signed copy of Seeing Red’s stunning 2019 Bennetts BSB season review. Here’s how to get your name in the hat…
    WIN a BSB season review book - signed by Scott Redding!