The organisers have opted to keep the provisional racing schedule unchanged from 2020, meaning visitors who booked for 2020 or 2021 could have their holidays transferred to the equivalent dates in 2022 and see the same amount of action. However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new. Ahead of TT 2020 (and before it’s eventual cancellation), the organisers announced exciting new changes to how practice week works.
Firstly, there’s no longer a qualifying session on Saturday or Sunday evenings (28th & 29th May). Instead, there’s an afternoon session starting at 13:30 on Sunday (roads close 13:00) for newcomers and followed by all of the solo and sidecar classes. Practice Week then reverts to the now traditional evening sessions starting at 18:20 on Monday. Friday sees another afternoon session, the final qualifying period ahead of “Superbike Saturday,” the first race day of TT 2022. The race days follow the established pattern of Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday of Race Week (second week of the event Saturday 4th June to Friday 10th June). Each race day features two races, giving fans the chance to see a good variety of action, even on a day trip.
If you’ve never visited the TT before, see our beginners guide here for details on when to go and how to book.
Another innovation for TT 2022 is the TT Fan Park. Based around the main grandstand on Glencrutchery Road (the start/finish straight), the Fan Park is a free immersive experience for fans of all ages. Music, food, big-screen entertainment and the all-important official merchandise stalls can be found within the Fan Park, and there’s a chance to get a beer from the Trackside Bar too. Billed as ‘a new era of entertainment’, the TT Fan Park is open for each of the 15 days of the festival, is free to enter and will also host the prize presentations for the races, giving fans a chance to see their heroes up close.
If you’re interested in being at TT 2022, why not start planning now? Steam Packet Company ferry tickets are on sale now, and Duke Travel have an excellent range of packages and accommodation options to suit.