YOUR BROADCAST TEAM

TT 2022: YOUR BROADCAST TEAM

How fans can access and engage with the TT has evolved over the years, and the changing face of TT broadcast has understandably been hastened by the introduction of live coverage in 2022. But whether you are quick to adopt the latest digital developments, or are more of a radiophile and something of a traditionalist, we’ll have the ideal platform for you.

Yet technological advancement is only ever half the story. The leading events in the world today still rely on a crack team of world-class commentators and expert pundits to bring the sporting narrative to life. And it’s no different for the TT. Few events will demand so much of their presenting team, which is why the TT is delighted to welcome a number of new faces (and voices) to the island in 2022.

RENOWNED BROADCASTER, JENNIE GOW, WILL ANCHOR THE TT’S LIVE COVERAGE

RENOWNED BROADCASTER, JENNIE GOW, WILL ANCHOR THE TT’S LIVE COVERAGE

TV PRESENTERS

JENNIE GOW

Renowned as one of the sport’s foremost media professionals, Jennie is a journalist and broadcaster, working in the arena of Formula 1 for more than a decade. Jennie still reports on F1 for the BBC, and co-hosts the Chequered Flag Podcast on BBC Radio 5 Live. That’s not to mention her contribution to the popular Netflix series, Drive to Survive.

Jennie is also co-lead commentator for the globe-trotting race series, Extreme-E, alongside Andrew Coley, and continues to be in great demand today – splitting her time presenting and commentating on motorsport with her work as a mentor and ambassador. Known for her dedication and professionalism, Jennie also displays a passion and sense of humour that makes her the ideal choice to anchor the TT’s live broadcast.

MATT ROBERTS

Matt is another highly regarded journalist and broadcaster operating in the world of motorsport – World Superbikes and MotoGP, in particular. In fact, Matt was one of the first presenters to be engaged by Dorna, first as a journalist, then as lead commentator for MotoGP’s live world feed. He subsequently spent three years as main anchor on the BBC’s own live coverage before moving on to Superbikes (Eurosport/Quest) and the Isle of Man TT Races (ITV4), proving a popular addition.

THE RIDERS AREN’T THE ONLY FAMILIAR FACES HEADING BACK TO THE TT

THE RIDERS AREN’T THE ONLY FAMILIAR FACES HEADING BACK TO THE TT

AMY WILLIAMS

Amy made her name as an elite skeleton racer, skimming face-first down ice tracks at speeds approaching 80mph. The former Olympic gold medalist has since enjoyed a broad career as a TV presenter and speaker, but she’s perhaps best-known for her work with the BBC as part of their Winter Olympics coverage. A motorcyclist and speed-junkie, Amy is no stranger to the world of road racing, nor live TV, and ‘steps up’ to the TT from the Classic TT, having fronted the event’s highlights programme since 2018.

RICK FARAGHER

Also roaming the paddock in 2022 is Manx native, Rick Faragher, who will be delving deep into the race awnings to bring you all the breaking news and behind-the-scenes developments. A regular face on BBC’s news and sport coverage, Rick loves operating at the heart of any event, delivering his reports amidst a throng of fans and supporters.

UNDERSTANDING: AMY WILLIAMS KNOWS ABOUT SPEED, FEAR AND DANGER

UNDERSTANDING: AMY WILLIAMS KNOWS ABOUT SPEED, FEAR AND DANGER

TV COMMENTARY TEAM

DAVE MOORE

Sharing commentary duties across both the live broadcast and highlights coverage is regular TT commentator, Dave Moore. Having covered the sport of road racing for many years, Dave’s knowledge of the TT and its main protagonists is likely unmatched. Yet Dave’s experience reaches further still, having also worked in the arenas of rallying, touring cars and GT racing.

ANDREW COLEY

Andrew has an equally impressive motorsports CV. His own commentating credits including a number of high-profile events and series such as FIA World Rally Cross and MotoGP. Andrew is also co-lead commentator for the globe-trotting race series, Extreme-E, alongside Jennie Gow, and can also be heard covering the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed. New to the TT in 2022, Andrew brings a big voice, and a real passion for sports commentary.

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: MATT, STEVE AND CAMERON ALL RETURN

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: MATT, STEVE AND CAMERON ALL RETURN

STEVE PLATER

One of the few riders to claim a big-bike win during John McGuinness’s reign, the double TT winner capped a stellar career in motorcycling by winning the Senior TT in 2009, calling it, ‘the cherry on top of the icing on top of the cake’. Steve only needed three years at the TT to pick up the most sought after ‘Silver Lady’, but he was always one of the hardest-working men in the sport – a work ethic that he brings to his media assignments. Steve really stands out, however, for the simple reason that few can match the breadth of his achievements, making him a natural choice for some expert analysis.

CAMERON DONALD 

Another double TT winner, and another contemporary of today’s TT stars, Cam Donald has been a mainstay of the TT’s television team since 2017. Embodying the usual clichés, the Australian ace often displays an easy-going charm, yet Cam has plenty of Aussie grit too; his steely-eyed focus helping him to claim two wins and an unofficial outright lap-record at the TT. Now retired from racing, viewers get to enjoy Cam’s expert analysis and punditry, all delivered in Cam’s engaging manner.

ANCHORMAN: STEVE DAY HAS A BIG VOICE AND A PASSION FOR COMMENTARY

ANCHORMAN: STEVE DAY HAS A BIG VOICE AND A PASSION FOR COMMENTARY

RADIO COMMENTARY TEAM

STEVE DAY

Taking the prestigious anchor role at the TT in 2022 is Steve Day, whose voice will already be well-known to fans of MotoGP and World Superbikes. Working as lead commentator for both series, Steve has a somewhat encyclopaedic knowledge of the sport, but it’s perhaps his sheer enthusiasm and passionate delivery that really makes him the perfect choice to anchor Radio TT for this new era in broadcasting.

CHRIS BOYDE

Another man with an encyclopaedic mind is Chris Boyde, who will join Steve in the Control Tower as chief-analyst. Chris has been commentating on Manx motorsport for years and has an unrivalled knowledge of the facts and figures that are so important in telling the story of a race against the clock. Armed with more real-time data than ever before, Chris will be able to pull out all the developing stories as they happen ­and wherever they happen.

FAMILIAR VOICE: CHRIS KINLEY WILL BE BACK IN PADDOCK AND PITLANE

FAMILIAR VOICE: CHRIS KINLEY WILL BE BACK IN PADDOCK AND PITLANE

CHRIS KINLEY

Chris needs little introduction to road race fans, having covered the TT – as well as numerous other events – since 2003. He has already provided some of the TT’s most famous soundbites in recent years, especially when conveying all the action from those crucial pit-stops, or covering all the emotions and reactions post-race in the winners’ enclosure. Chris will once again be bringing you all the news, views and latest developments from in and around the TT paddock.

BETH ESPEY 

Joining Chris in the paddock and pitlane this year is Beth Espey, who is likely to be a new voice to race fans. A popular and engaging presence on local radio – and an expert interviewer ­– Beth also boasts an instinctive understanding of how proud we islanders are of our greatest event.

UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: MARIA COSTELLO JOINS THE TEAM AS A PUNDIT

UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: MARIA COSTELLO JOINS THE TEAM AS A PUNDIT

PUNDITS & EXPERTS

MARIA COSTELLO

A contemporary of the biggest names in TT racing today, Maria brings a near-unique perspective from competing on two and three wheels – as well as racing as the lone female in the solo classes. Maria was recently named an ambassador for ‘Girls on Track UK’, but she’s been something of a flag-bearer for women in motorcycling for two decades now with her services to motorcycling deservedly recognised when she was awarded an MBE.

PATRICK FARRANCE

A man who has both feet firmly in the world of three-wheels is Patrick Farrance – having scored three TT wins and securing a further five TT podiums. Patrick first picked up the TT microphone in 2019 and took to punditry as easily as to his racing. He’s had to wait a little longer than expected, but now the likeable TT winner is set to cast his expert eye over the sidecar paddock once again.

FANS’ FAVOURITE, HORST SAIGER, MAKES A HERO’S RETURN TO THE ISLAND

FANS’ FAVOURITE, HORST SAIGER, MAKES A HERO’S RETURN TO THE ISLAND

JOHN HOGAN

A Sunday Times best-selling author, television presenter and newspaper columnist, John Hogan is one of the most respected motorcycle journalists in the UK today. Fresh from presenting Honda’s seven-part YouTube series, ‘Beyond the Blade’, John joins the team to provide some real objectiveness; critical examination and industry expertise being two things he does best.

MARK MILLER

With 46 TT starts and an outright win in the 2010 TT Zero, former TT rider, Mark Miller, makes a welcome return to the island. The Californian was a professional racer for over 20 years and has extensive TV and film experience, working both in front of camera as a presenter, and behind the scenes as a stunt rider. Engaging, entertaining and incredibly astute, Mark brings a wealth of experience and an impressive breadth of racing knowledge gleaned from years racing around the globe.

JENNY TINMOUTH HOLDS TWO WORLD RECORDS FOR HER TT ACHIEVEMENTS

JENNY TINMOUTH HOLDS TWO WORLD RECORDS FOR HER TT ACHIEVEMENTS

HORST SAIGER

Hailing from Austria, former TT rider, Horst Saiger, brings yet more international flavour to the radio coverage. Hugely likeable and extremely popular, Horst retired from racing in 2021 following serious injury sustained racing at his ‘home’ track near Zeltweg. Horst brings a surprisingly broad range of skills and experience to the presenting team, having long juggled his life as a racer with that of being a tour guide, journalist, vlogger and documentary maker.

JENNY TINMOUTH

Despite not racing at the TT for a decade, Jenny remains a firm favourite here on the island, and holds two world records thanks to her achievements at the TT. Today the former factory Honda rider splits her time between building and racing bikes with her work as a stunt rider on the big screen, using her skills on a motorcycle to provide some edge-of-your seat excitement to a number of blockbuster movies.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: CHRIS PRITCHARD

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: CHRIS PRITCHARD

PODCASTERS 

CHRIS PRITCHARD

Chris has spent his entire life dedicated to sport on two wheels – first, as a professional cyclist representing Scotland, and now as a keen motorcyclist co-hosting The TT Podcast with Steve Plater. Chris has by no means left behind the world of cycling (he’s the driving force behind The Chris Pritchard Show), but brings his irreverent presenting skills and creative know-how to the motorcycling event he’s most passionate about.

Finding the fun in everything he does, Chris will be on the island for the entirety of TT 2022, let loose to create a daily episode of The TT Podcast. No lover of taking it easy, he’ll also be hosting the main goings-on inside the TT Fan Park.

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