The Isle of Man TT is all about being close to the action and you can’t get closer than the iconic TT Grandstands or in one of the TT Fanzones.
The Grandstand really is the heart of the TT races and gives spectators a great view of the course, the famous scoreboard operated by the Isle of Man's Scouts, the warm-up area and pit lane as well as being convenient for the Island’s capital of Douglas.
Another big advantage of watching from the Grandstand is that you're right in the heart of the paddock area including all the team tents, the various food outlets, the merchandise stalls and the beer tent. There's parking on hand and there's always something going on to keep you entertained. What's not to like?
Launched in 2012 the Fanzones are located at Nobles Park, Ballacrye (pictured left) and the world-famous Creg-ny-Baa giving you the option to watch from a different spot each race day.
Fanzones take the concept of watching from the hedge to the next level - literally. Erected with the best possible views in mind, the stands lift you over the foliage without removing the sensation of speed that makes the TT such a vivid and enthralling prospect.
No longer do you have to arrive at the crack of dawn to secure a prized patch of roadside shrubbery - just arrive in good time, park in the spaces on hand (some sites may charge), show your ticket and take your seat.
As a bonus there are toilet facilities on hand so there's no more crossed legs or embarrassing moments behind a hedge...
Being up above the hedgerow make TT Fanzones a great place to take photographs of the stars in action, zipping between the kerbs at colossal speeds. Please bear your fellow specatators in mind if you are going to take pics from a Fanzone. No-one likes having a great telephoto lens blocking their view - or an enthusiastic photographer for that matter!
If you fancy getting even closer to a TT legend you should take advantage of one of the exclusive VIP Hospitality packages. Not only do you get access to the Hospitality Suite at the Grandstand but you’ll be sharing the complimentary bar, breakfast and buffet with heroes from the TT, the world of Grand Prix racing, motorsports, film, TV and music.
Saturday 4th June: RST Superbike TT Race, Sure Sidecar TT Race 1
Monday 6th June: Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1, RL360° Superstock TT Race
Wednesday 8th June: Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2, Bennetts Lightweight TT Race, TT Zero Race
Friday 10th June: Sure Sidecar TT Race 2, PokerStars Senior TT Race
Practice sessions take place on Saturday 28th May, each evening of practice week and between races on race days. See here for full schedule.