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This year’s TT already on the pace

As you read this, the Isle of Man 2024 TT will be fast approaching, and as we went to press, the organisers were finalising preparations for the two-week operation. Perhaps the least surprising announcement is a ten-year deal signed by the Isle of Man government with the Auto-Cycle Union Events (ACUE) to run and organise the event. ACUE has been at the helm since 2008, and the new deal will take it up to 2033, with the organisation, headed by clerk of the course Gary Thompson, responsible for all racing elements across the Isle of Man TT, from the preparation of the course for racing and controlling all on-course activity, through to appointing race officials, and training newcomers.

One of the organiser’s most important jobs is providing marshal and medical cover around the 37.73-mile TT course, and the new deal means that the ACUE has signed 10-year contracts with both TTMA marshalling service and Manx Road Racing Medical Services (MRMS).

Gary Thompson said: “It’s an honour for ACU Events to continue as TT race organiser. It’s a long-standing position, and we are extremely proud to continue to do it. Our work comes to a head when the bikes leave the start line and power their way towards Bray Hill, but thousands of hours of work are needed year-round to get to that stage.”

  • Fans of the TT can watch the official Road to 2024 launch show on the TT+ online video streaming platform. The stage show took place in early April and featured interviews with all the top names, video clips and exclusive content. It’s free to watch now on the Isle of Man TT+ website: ttplus.iomttraces.com/browse
  • The TT has also announced a new partnership deal with power and utilities supplier PE. The firm will be the official utility and EV energy provider for this year’s event and will sponsor the Superstock Race two on 7 June
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