The Isle of Man TT – it’s one of the world’s most famous motorcycle races, it’s been around for more than 100 years, and it could be headed to a venue near you.
We didn’t make that last part up. According to a news release we saw on Roadracing World, the Isle of Man’s Development of Economic Development has commissioned a group of London-based sports consultants to see if there’s money to be made from starting a TT world series.
Affiliated TT-style events would be held in various international locales, perhaps serving as a feeder series to the Isle of Man’s TT race.
The study will start in November and end in March.
What does all this mean? Sure, some race fans will likely be excited – who wouldn’t want to watch Guy Martin race at a track near you? But Isle of Man traditionalists likely won’t be happy with the proposal – not many people like that are happy when a classic motorcycle event moves far away from its roots.
[…] few years ago, organizers went on a push to bring in more interest, first by creating a worldwide series based around the IOMTT, and then by turning the TT into a motorcycle festival. The first proposal hasn’t panned out […]
port rush north west 200 …. scarbourgh must be a few more
“…the Isle of Man’s Development of Economic Development…”,
Sounds like a branch of the Redundant Ministry of Redundancy.
LOL – Great typo. It should read “Department of Economic Development”. 😀
That would be a lovely complement to Targa Newfoundland.
Where would they go – Macao ?
There just aren’t that many places in the world to stage a ‘public road’ TT style event…