Motorcycle Racing News Isle of Man TT: Cummins Talks Fanzones

Isle of Man TT: Cummins Talks Fanzones

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2012 Isle of Man TT Video

If you’re planning a visit to the Isle of Man TT, or are already there, the grandstand “Fanzones” are areas that allow spectacular views of the famed races.

And to give fans a pre-race experience, the Isle of Man TT organizers created a film featuring TT racer Conor Cummins, who will compete at this year’s TT alongside of Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki.

During the film, Cummins describes the experiences at five remove grandstand Fanzones locations – Crosby, Rhencullen, Ballacrye, Ginger Hall and the Creg Ny Baa.

Speaking of these locations, Cummins says that at Crosby riders are “flat out on the tank,” and Rhencullen is “tricky to get right,” while Ballacrye, where Conor watched as a child, is a “fast 170mph approach with an awesome corner.” Conor also highlights the “fast sweeping left” that spectators will see at Ginger Hall and finishes at the final grandstand – the “world famous'”Creg Ny Baa – extolling the virtues of the food and drink and the welcome that fans can expect.

Conor Cummins says: “Apart from the view behind the handlebars which can’t be beaten, these grandstands are the next best thing. The elevated positions will give fans unrivaled views of the riders at critical points in the race and the spectacular locations are all really fast points and put fans close to the action.”

Isle of Man TT Grandstand Info:

The main Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road has already completely sold out for race week while the remaining Grandstands have sold up to 75% of their capacity on some days and are several are also expected to have sold out by the start of race week.

As well as a temporary grandstand, each with around 200 seats, each of the five locations will also feature catering and toilet facilities, free parking and enhanced PA systems relaying the Manx Radio TT live race commentary.

Tickets for the TT Fanzones, including guaranteed grandstand seat, are available for each of the four race days – Saturday June 2, Monday June 4, Wednesday June 6 and Friday June 8 – and are priced at £25 or £20 for midweek races. They will also be open for final practice with a £5 charge. They are available from Official TT Travel Agency Regency Travel on +44 1624 694455 or via the official website iomtt.com.

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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