Motorcycle Racing News Isle of Man TT: Grandstand Almost Sold Out

Isle of Man TT: Grandstand Almost Sold Out

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2012 IoM TT

There are less than four months before the start of the 2012 Isle of Man TT fueled by Monster Energy, but grandstand tickets have almost sold out, authorities at IOM reported Thursday.

This fact alone shows the growing interest in the iconic race, which will be held May 26 through June 8, with four days of racing (June 2, 4, 6, 8).

In Douglas, the main Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road has already sold out for three of four days or racing in the 2012 IOMTT. The one day remaining, Monday, June 4, only has a few seats left.

As for Senior Race Day, there is already a waiting list of 500 spectators that have interest in Grandstand tickets. VIP Hospitality tickets are also much in demand, with Senior Race Day already sold out and limited availability on the remaining three race days.

Tickets for the newly introduced VIP Platinum Package are also selling fast and are sold out for June 2 and 8, with limited availability for the remaining two days.

This year also sees the introduction of ‘fan zones’ around the course. The five new areas, each offering a guaranteed seat in purpose-built grandstands, went on sale at the beginning of the year and in some instances have also sold out with little more than three months to go before the first bike turns a wheel.

The five new grandstands are all situated at iconic spots with spectacular views of the action – at Crosby Jump, Rhencullen, Ballacrye, Ginger Hall and the Creg-ny-Baa – and are priced at £25 for the Saturday and Friday race days and £20 for the midweek race days.

Geoff Corkish (Isle of Man Tourism Political Member) says: “We have had a huge increase in demand for the TT Races confirmed, with visitor numbers up and early sales for grandstand tickets higher than they have ever been.

“We are also revisiting areas such as the day trip market and practice week TT ‘taster’ packages and we are attracting new visitors to the event who are keen to experience this unique spectacle and the Island itself at first hand. There is no doubt that the TT’s global status continues to grow.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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