‘Lock-In’ Isle of Man TT 2020 details announced

Eight days of digital content across 6th – 13th June during what would have been Isle of Man TT race week

 

It looks like we’ll have to wait until at least the end of May 2021, more than a year, until we see any form of motorcycle racing around the 37.73-mile Mountain Course with March’s announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 Isle of Man TT, followed by later news that the Classic TT presented by Bennetts and Manx Grand Prix had also fallen foul of COVID-19.

However, organisers have not put their feet up. Instead, from 6th – 13th June during what would have been race week, have planned eight evenings of exclusive TT-themed entertainment.

‘TT Lock-In’ fuelled by Monster Energy takes place on the official website: iomttraces.com, and the TT Races Official Facebook page and YouTube channels where, each evening, between two to three hours of content including some of the greatest solo and sidecar moments from the track over TT history will keep us hooked. There’ll be live interviews, highlights of five ‘Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts’, films, features and a Virtual TT with some of the top riders competing using the new TT computer game.

Hosted live each evening by vlogger, Chris Pritchard, alongside two-time TT race winner, Steve Plater, from the TT Lock-In virtual studio, the duo will be joined by the likes of John McGuinness, Dean Harrison, Carl Fogarty, Phillip McCallen, Rob McElnea, Peter Hickman, Brian Reid and Cameron Donald as well as multi-sidecar TT race winners Ben Birchall and Dave Molyneux. Fans can even submit their own questions.

The ‘Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts’ series turns the clock back on a selection of the greatest races from the last 28 years:

  • 1992 Senior TT – Fogarty vs Hislop
  • 1994 Junior TT – McCallen vs Dunlop
  • 2000 F1 – Joey’s memorable ‘big bike’ win
  • 2009 Supersport Race 2 – Michael Dunlop’s first win
  • 2012 Supersport Race 2 – Donald (Aus) vs Anstey (NZ)
  • 2018 Senior TT – Hickman vs Harrison and THAT last lap

 

Eight days of digital content across 6th – 13th June during what would have been Isle of Man TT race week

 

GAMING NIGHTS

‘TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2’ is the latest computer simulation to depict the 37.73-mile Mountain Course and it’s perhaps the only way anyone can get their racing fix of the TT 2020. It’s also the game of choice for eight TT racers including Peter Hickman, Conor Cummins and Davey Todd, as they’re paired up alongside eight experienced gamers with each team going head-to-head every other night to find the ‘Vitual TT 2020 Champion’.

Hickman even claimed during a recent episode of ‘Torqueing Heads’, our weekly chat show, he’d broken his own lap record. He said, “I’ve been doing a bit of practicing and I’ve done a 136mph lap now, so I’m somewhere near!”

 

TT LOCK-IN 2020 SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 6TH JUNE

18:00

Welcome / Preview

Chris Pritchard

18:05

TT Onboard with Milky Quayle

Chris Pritchard with Richard Quayle

18:25

The David Jeffries Story

 

19:20

TAS: TT Winning Formula

 

20:10

Virtual TT powered by Motul (1/4)

Chris Pritchard with Team 1 and 2

20:55

Wrap Up

Chris Pritchard

SUNDAY 7th JUNE

18:00

Welcome / Preview

Chris Pritchard

18:05

TT Lock In Live!

Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater with Ben and Tom Birchall, John Holden, Lee Cain and Tim Reeves

18:25

Sundown Cinema: 3-Wheeling

 

20:05

Wrap Up

Chris Pritchard

MONDAY 8th JUNE

19:00

Welcome / Preview

Chris Pritchard

19:05

Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts

2012 Supersport TT Race 2 Highlights

19:35

TT Lock In Live!

Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater with Cameron Donald and Clive Padgett

20:00

Virtual TT powered by Motul (2/4)

Chris Pritchard with Team 3 and 4

20:40

Wrap Up

Chris Pritchard

TUESDAY 9th JUNE

19:00

Welcome / Preview

Chris Pritchard

19:05

Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts

2018 Senior TT race highlights

19:35

TT Lock In Live!

Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater with Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison

20:00

One-Three-Five: Breaking The Barrier

 

20:55

Wrap Up

Chris Pritchard

WEDNESDAY 10th JUNE

19:00

Welcome / Preview

Chris Pritchard

19:05

Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts

1994 Junior TT Race Highlights

19:35

TT Lock In Live!

Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater with Phil McCallen and Brian Reid

20:00

Arai TT Edition Helmet Feature

Aldo Drudi

20:20

Virtual TT powered by Motul

Chris Pritchard with Teams 5 and 6

20:55

Wrap Up

Chris Pritchard

THURSDAY 11th JUNE

19:00

Welcome / Preview

Chris Pritchard

19:05

Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts

2000 Formula 1 TT Highlights

19:35

TT Lock In Live!

Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater with Michael Rutter and John McGuinness

20:05

John McGuinness: TT Winner

 

20:55

Wrap Up

Chris Pritchard

FRIDAY 12th JUNE

19:00

Welcome / Preview

Chris Pritchard

19:05

Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts

1992 Senior TT

19:35

TT Lock In Live!

Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater with Carl Fogarty and Rob McElnea

20:00

Virtual TT powered by Motul

Chris Pritchard, Teams 7 and 8 and Winners

20:45

Wrap Up

Chris Pritchard

SATURDAY 13th JUNE

18:00

Welcome / Preview

Chris Pritchard

18:05

TT Lock In Live!

Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater with James Hillier, Conor Cummins, Lee Johnston, Davey Todd, Jamie Coward and David Johnson

18:30

2020 Preview Show

 

19:20

Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts

2009 Supersport TT Race 2 Highlights

20:00

Top 20 Greatest TT Riders

 

20:55

Wrap Up

Chris Pritchard

 

Eight days of digital content across 6th – 13th June during what would have been Isle of Man TT race week

 

There’s also an introduction to racing on the Mountain Course for real from TT rider liaison officer, and former TT race winner, Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle who will provide his unique insight into how to prepare to race the TT Mountain Course.

In depth features and documentaries on teams and riders include a look back at the lap record breaking 2018 TT - ‘One-Three-Five: Breaking the Barrier’, a tribute to one of the Greatest riders in TT history – ‘the David Jefferies Story’ and a celebration of the career of the 23 time TT Race winner John McGuinness. The spotlight will also be turned on one of the TT’s most successful Race teams - ‘TAS: TT Winning Formula’. 

A digital version of the popular TT paddock attraction, the ‘Sundown Cinema’, with a director’s cut screening of ‘3 Wheeling’ – the feature-length film that follows the high drama of the 2016 Sidecar TT Races while Arai take us behind the scenes with the renown Italian Helmet designer Aldo Drudi whose creations feature in the limited edition Official TT Helmet collection every year.

A complete schedule for the ‘TT Lock-In’ can be found at. You can watch it all for free via iomttraces.com, and the TT Races Official Facebook page and YouTube channels

 

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