Motorcycle Racing News Commercial Program Developed to Support Classic TT

Commercial Program Developed to Support Classic TT


2013 Classic TT at Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Government, Department of Economic Development has initiated a commercial program to generate revenue from the newly developed Classic TT Races, which will take place in August 2013. The money generated will be invested back into the event to ensure its long-term viability and success.

The four-day Classic TT, part of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, will feature a number of races and parade laps including a Classic TT Lap of Honour, a VMCC Parade Lap and a recreation of the 1967 Senior TT featuring TT greats, John McGuinness and Giacomo Agostini. The event will also include a Classic TT Paddock Carnival featuring live music, chat shows; vintage fairground rides with fans encouraged to wear 60s themed attire.

A new range of officially licensed Classic TT merchandise is now on sale. Isle of Man based Motorsport Merchandise is now stocking Classic TT branded jackets, fleeces, t-shirts, polo-shirts, hats and beanies whilst a special poster has been commissioned, based on the original 1967 TT Races poster. The poster is a limited edition of 2013 copies and is on sale now priced at £10.

Mannin Media is producing the official Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling programme pack, which will include a special commemorative Classic TT Race Guide, based on the original 1967 TT version. The pack, which will also include the MGP Race Guide and souvenir festival programme, will go on sale in August 2013 priced at £10. All Classic TT licensed products can be purchased by the official Isle of Man TT and Classic TT web site at

The Department of Economic Development will also implement a commercial programme that will include corporate sponsorship and licensing opportunities as well as a comprehensive VIP and hospitality programme at the TT Grandstand. Grandstand tickets will also be available for the race days.

Geoff Corkish (MBE, MHK, Department of Economic Development Political Member with responsibility for Tourism and Motorsport) says: “We believe we have a really strong proposition with the Classic TT that will attract commercial partners and revenue for the event as well as encouraging visitors to the Isle of Man.

“We are looking to significantly grow the visitor numbers for this event in the coming years as part of our efforts to increase the economic impact from our motorsport events portfolio. New commercial income streams are a critical part of this strategy and will provide the investment required to grow the event.”

2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 Lineup First Look (8 Fast Facts)

The Aprilia Tuono V4 has earned a reputation for being an uncompromisingly high-performance upright sportbike. Note that we didn’t say naked, as it has...

2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Lineup First Look: Adventure and Travel

Sporting two touring-oriented ADV motorcycles, the 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT lineup returns with some motor and electronics package updates, and a bit more....

2021 American Flat Track Schedule: 17 AFT Rounds Planned

The 2021 American Flat Track schedule has been revealed, and it features 17 rounds running from March to October, and coast-to-coast. There are four...

2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory First Look (11 Fast Facts)

There are quite a few updates to the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory. None of them are revolutionary. However, taken together, they add...

Honda CRF110F EFI Long-Term Test: 11-Year-Old Tested

When we got a hold of the 2019 Honda CRF110F, we were reluctant to give it back. Test rider Ben Karsian was cutting his...

2021 Moto Guzzi V9 Lineup First Look: Bobber and Roamer Updated

The  Moto Guzzi V9 lineup of the Bobber and Roamer gets a significant update for 2021. There’s a new motor powering the two V9s,...