Whilst the bikes may not be racing down Bray Hill this year, TT fans can look forward to eight evenings of exclusive TT-themed entertainment from the past, present and future as part of ‘TT Lock-In’ in June.
From Saturday 6 to Saturday 13 June, experience some of the greatest solo and sidecar moments from the track in the TT’s long illustrious history with live interviews, personal insights and revelations from the TT Races biggest stars, all via the official TT website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Vlogger Chris Pritchard will host the eight nights of TT content, joined by double TT race winner Steve Plater for insightful interviews and indiscreet revelations with some of the riders that have created the headlines over the last 20 years.
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‘TT Lock-In’ will be revisiting classic footage from five great races including the 1992 Senior TT, featuring the head-to-head battle between Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop and the race that many believe is its closest challenger for the ‘greatest race’ accolade – the 2018 Senior TT.
The series will include highlights from Joey Dunlop’s memorable 2000 Formula 1 win, the dramatic and controversial 1994 Junior TT Race and the 2nd Supersport Race from 2012 – the Australasian battle between Cameron Donald and Bruce Anstey that produced one of the closest finishes in TT history.
Broadcast live from the TT Lock-In virtual studio, Chris and Steve will be joined by a ‘who’s-who’ of TT racing to provide their own unique views and personal insights to the series.
Fans will have the chance to ask their own questions and messages, fans will hear from 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.
The ‘Virtual TT powered by Motul’ will see eight TT heroes, including Peter Hickman, Conor Cummins and Davey Todd, getting to grips with a new challenge and tackling the familiar course from the comfort of their own homes. Each of the TT stars will team up with an experienced gamer and go head-to-head in a competition to be crowned ‘Virtual TT 2020 Champion’.
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 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’.
There will also be a digital version of the popular TT paddock attraction, the ‘Sundown Cinema’, with a 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.Enjoy more Classic Motorcycle Mechanics reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.