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Six reasons to visit in Isle of Man TT Qualifying Week

Duke Travel

06 May 2021

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Top reasons to visit in TT Qualifying Week

The Isle of Man TT will be here before you know it, and to help you along the way, we have put together a handy list with our top reasons to visit in TT Qualifying Week.

More On Track Action

With qualifying sessions occurring every day between Sunday and Friday, you won’t be short of qualifying sessions to watch. Each session includes at least qualifying sessions for two classes, meaning that you could be enjoying the lightweights swiftly followed by the superbikes in one minute. 

Pre-TT Classic racing is also held during the first weekend on the Southern 100 course in Castletown. This is not a time trial but a mass start on closed roads. It’s a must for any road racing fan.

Less Crowded

You will be able to get to your favourite vantage points more quickly. With qualifying sessions taking place most evenings (apart from Sunday and Friday, which are in the afternoon), you have all day to make your way over to your prime location. With fewer people around, you are more likely to be able to claim your favourite spot on the hedge.

Explore the Island during the daytime

With your days free, you will have many opportunities to explore the beautiful Isle. So whether you are interested in heritage and culture or prefer getting active, we have something to suit all interests. The Isle of Man is an outdoor lovers’ paradise, and with burial sites and monuments aplenty, you can combine your love of the outdoors with a dose of the Island’s rich and checkered history. 

Don’t forget if you are a member of English Heritage, CADW, National Trust or Historic Scotland, you are entitled to free admission to all Manx National Heritage sites. Yet another reason to get out and explore all that the Isle of Man has to offer. 

More Choice

Demand is not as high in the qualifying week, meaning you will have more choice regarding where you stay and when you wish to travel to the Island. Motorbike space on the ferry is plenty during the qualifying week, so that you can bring your motorcycle along. You may also find it a little bit cheaper, making it a more wallet-friendly option.  

Easier to get around

With the roads along the TT course open each day and fewer bikes around, you may find it easier to travel around. The mountain road is also one way to have the whole TT experience, but quieter roads make it a little bit safer. 

More affordable than TT Race Week

Qualifying week is often seen as a more affordable option than TT Race week, and it’s easy to see why. There is less demand meaning that accommodation prices are usually lower. With more availability on sailings to the Island, you stand more chance of being able to bring your bike.

For more information on our qualifying week packages, contact the team at +44 (0) 1624 640044.


If you need more information, please contact Duke Travel by calling +44 (0) 1624 640 044 or email [email protected]

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