The Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development has confirmed that there will be a ‘Day of Champions’ in the TT Races Paddock as part of the 2011 Mountain Course Centenary celebrations.
The event will take place on Thursday 9th June between 12pm and 3pm and will feature a series of interviews with leading TT riders, as well as the VIP’s who will be on the Island for the following day’s Parades.
Highlights of the day will include 3 hours of chat shows featuring legends such as Mick Doohan, GiacomoAgostini, Steve Baker, Mick Grant and Chas Mortimer as well as modern TT stars such as John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop, Guy Martin, Ian Hutchinson, Bruce Anstey and Cameron Donald.
There will also be an auction on behalf of the TTRA (TT Riders Association). The event will be held on a purpose built stage in pit lane, in front of the TT Grandstand and will be hosted by Radio TT presenters Tim Glover and Chris Kinley.
Many of the riders will be participating in the ‘Milestones of the Mountain’ and Yamaha Classic Race Team parades the following day, while the TT riders will be featuring in the Blue RibandPokerStars Senior TT, the climax of the week’s racing.
Grandstand tickets for the day are available at £5 each and there is also the opportunity to purchase a VIP ticket, which will include tea and coffee, a buffet lunch and all day access to the VIP suite which will offer an opportunity to meet the stars who will be taking part in the Day of Champions. VIP tickets are available for £75. Both types of tickets can be purchased from official TT Races Travel Agency Regency Travel or from Duke Marketing via the official TT website www.iomtt.com from Monday 9th May.
Geoff Corkish, MBE, MHK, Political Member, Isle of Man Tourism commented:
“This will be a great day of celebration for the TT Races and I hope as many fans as possible can get down to the Grandstand and take the chance to hear the thoughts and views of these motorcycling legends.”
[Press Release Courtesy of the Isle of Man]