Motorcycle Road Racing is one of the greatest spectator sports in the world. Nowhere do you get as close to the action as you would sitting on a hedge on the Isle of Man surrounded by breathtaking scenery as the world's leading road racers pass you. Motorsport is dangerous and while the organisers recognise that you want to get as close to the action as possible you must follow the rules, listen to the marshals and keep your wits about you at all times. The bikes can reach speeds of up to 200mph and at no point can you go onto the track itself until the passing until the passing of the roads open car.
Every year the course is reviewed by leading motorsport figures and spectator viewing areas are altered according to the nature of motorsport. Changes in machinery mean that what has previously been safe may no longer ne the case. As a result areas that you may have previously watched from may now be prohibited or restricted. You must respect the marshal's advice and look for an alternative viewing area. With a track stretching over 37 miles you are not short of alternatives!
No person or vehicle shall during a closure period enter or remain on any area of land specified as a Prohibited Area. The extent of Prohibited Areas shall be clearly marked and indicated by notices bearing the words 'PROHIBITED AREA'.
No unauthorised person or vehicle shall during a closure period enter or remain on any land specified as a Restricted Area.. The extent of the Restricted Areas shall be clearly marked and indicated by notices bearing the words 'RESTRICTED AREA'.
SPECTATORS ENTERING THESE AREAS MAY RESULT IN THE QUALIFYING OR RACES BEING STOPPED AND MAY ALSO FACE PROSECUTION
A full list of Prohibited Areas and Restricted Areas can be found here.