How to watch the 2017 Isle of Man TT

Mile 15 on the famous Isle of Man TT course

 The Isle of Man TT festival kicks off on Saturday for the 98th edition of the world’s most famous motorcycle race.

Last year saw Michael Dunlop smash the overall lap record on-baord the BMW S 1000 RR, achieving an average of 133.962mph and completing the notorious mountain course in 16 minutes and 53 seconds.

It was a lap that was as thrilling as it was extraordinary and anyone who saw it will remember it.

With this year’s edition of the race set to be just as exciting – despite the fact that John McGuinness is unlikely to race – you don’t want to miss it.

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to the Manx island, see our spectator guide to find out exactly where you can and can’t stand during each race.

If you’re not lucky enough to get over the Isle of Man, here’s a round up of the TV schedule so you don’t miss a beat.

Where can I watch the 2017 IOM TT?

At home on your couch. Every evening during the festival on ITV4.

When does it start?

Practice sessions for the TT kick off on Saturday 27 May but ITV’s coverage kicks off on Monday 29 May at 9.00pm with a special program called Record Breakers. It runs right the way through the festival, ending on the 11 June with two review shows.

Full ITV coverage of the 2017 Isle of Man TT

Monday 29 May: Record Breakers (9.00pm)

Tuesday 30 May: The Perfect Lap (9.00pm)

Wednesday 31 May: My Greatest Moment (9.00pm)

Thursday 1 June: Preview Show (9.00pm)

Friday 2 June: Qualifying Highlights (9.00pm)

Saturday 3 June: RST Superbike Race (9.00pm)

Sunday 4 June: Sure Sidecar Race 1 (9.00pm)

Monday 5 June: Monster Energy Supersport Race 1 (9.00pm)

Tuesday 6 June: Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock Race (9.00pm)

Wednesday 7 June: Monster Energy Supersport Race (9.00pm)

Thursday 8 June: Bennetts Lightweight TT/TT Zero (9.00pm)

Friday 9 June: Pokerstars Senior TT (9.00pm)

Saturday 10 June: Sure Sidecar Race 2 (9.00pm)

Sunday 11 June: Review Show 1 (6.00pm)

Review Show 2 (7.00pm)


Think you know everything about the Isle Of Man TT? Check out our infographic with the best stats and surprising facts about the TT.


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