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Must See TV! 17 January 2006

The TT also enjoyed considerable success elsewhere, not least on television, where it became ‘must see’ viewing for bike sport fans. BBC Grandstand aired a one hour highlights programme which became the third most viewed motor cycle sport programme in the UK during 2005 tripling the normal audience figure. In 2005 the TT was beamed into one billion households worldwide in over 140 countries with a total of 102 hours of footage being shown. In addition to these figures a total of 16 intercontinental airlines have shown TT highlights on their flights during the past year.

The success of TT 2005 is set to continue with this year’s exciting festival. For 2006, a new streamlined race format will again see all four Japanese manufacturers represented at the TT in an official capacity. Established teams from British Superbike and, for the first time, World Superbike will also be present.

TT 2006 will see an increased focus on the popular sidecar classes with the very best line up of sidecar teams anywhere on Earth. The three-wheelers will be doing battle for the world’s largest prize fund on the world’s most famous race circuit. The popular Classic Nostalgia Weekend also returns for the third year, and will once again bring the festival to a fitting climax.

In addition to the breath-taking action, there are a number of exciting new events for race fans. TT 2006 will also see more opportunities for fans to interact with their heroes, through events like the TT Chat Show, and the brand new Paddock Walkabout.

Another exciting development has seen the appointment of Signature Sponsorship to manage commercial and sponsorship contracts for the Isle of Man TT for a period of three years from 2006 to 2008. Signature Sponsorship will work closely with the Department of Tourism and Leisure setting up all commercial contracts and in the negotiation and account management of all TT sponsorship contracts. Signature will also play a key role in the development of the TT branding associated with the world renowned TT races.

Signature Sponsorship’s client portfolio is extensive and includes sponsorship, event and hospitality management in Formula 1 motorsport for both Shell and Foster’s – as well as extensive work in Moto GP and the Superbike World Championship with Ducati.

With more exciting developments on the way, fans of this great event can look forward to a great TT 2006 and beyond.

The TT Co-ordinating Committee is looking forward to welcoming back the thousands of TT fans to our unique Island for the World’s Ultimate Road Race.

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