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TT 2005 to be shown on BBC Grandstand
 
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TT 2005 to be shown on BBC Grandstand - April 15th 2005


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    As Greenlight Television reaches its tenth anniversary, the occasion becomes a double celebration with the news that the BBC has confirmed that highlights from this year's races will be given a one-hour slot in its flagship sports programme Grandstand on BBC1, Sunday June 12th with coverage provisionally scheduled to start at 11.30 am.

    Over the past ten years the TT has receieved tremendous support from BBC Northern Ireland, and nightly programmes during race week have attracted enormous audiences. These programmes will once again be a central plank of this year's television coverage, and the addition of a national slot is a recognition of the TT's unique character.

    Belinda Rogerson, BBC's Series Producer, Motorsport, said 'The BBC are delighted to have the Isle of Man TT back on Grandstand. It is a unique event with long and distinguished history, and it is a welcome addition to our motorsport portfolio, alongside our coverage of MotoGP.'

    The news has also been welcomed by the Isle of Man Government. Tourism Minister David Cretney said he was "absolutely delighted that the greatest road races in the world will be shown on Grandstand".

    In addition to the UK, TT television coverage this year will continue to reach global audiences in Asia, Africa, the USA, the Middle East and eastern Europe.