To save you the trouble of hunting down all the teams and riders on the interwebs though, we’ve made a public list of the Isle of Man TT personalities that you should follow to keep up-to-date on the TT’s happenings.
Riders, teams, photographers, and local Manx news — all in one stream. Click that link, and hit “Subscribe” on the left-hand side…it’s that easy. Enjoy!
One of the great things about the TT paddock is how approachable the teams and riders are. There are no special passes to get in, you simply walk off the street and into the tent-filled paddock near the main grandstand, saddle up next to your favorite team’s pit space, and shoot the breeze with whomever is there.
Mechanics often field questions while they work, it’s not uncommon for riders show up for a chat or an autograph (John McGuinness cooked me a hotdog while we did an interview at my first TT), and if you wait until after the day is over, you have a good chance of finding a rider or two down at the pubs, or at the Bushy’s Tent.
You see, even for all the international attention that the Isle of Man TT receives, the event itself remains decidedly down to earth. Professionally organized and executed, but entirely approachable for fans — many other racing events would to well to learn a thing or two from the TT.
So, it then comes with little surprise that the gregarious TT paddock has a strong showing on social media outlets, namely Twitter. A bevy of information and media, TT riders on Twitter have essentially extended their friendly disposition to the digital realm, and we thank them for it.
If you’re not already on the social media service, keeping tabs on the TT or any other sort of motorsports, you are missing an important element to the experience.
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