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Isle of Man TT Could Become a World Series Hot

isle_of_man_ttWould you like to see an Isle of Man race in Australia? In Italy? Even in the United States? TT Organizers are currently discussing the possibility of making the Isle of Man TT a World Championship series, something that could be accomplished as soon as 2014.

The Isle of Man Government's Department of Economic Development is currently conducting a feasibility review to decide if it would be possible, plausible, and profitable, to expand the TT Brand.

"The move is part of the plans to develop the TT brand internationally and promote the Isle of Man," said the Isle of Man Government in a statement.

"The TT Races, which have been held on the Isle of Man since 1907, is a significant contributor to the positive national identity of the Isle of Man internationally and it is also the Island's most recognised brand.

"The intention is to build a platform that will increase the return on investment for the Isle of Man Government in the TT Races brand through sponsorship, television, licensing and hospitality, generate revenue-earning opportunities for the competitors and teams who take part, and to provide economic and commercial benefits for the destinations and other commercial partners who host rounds."

As of right now, the details of such a venture are pure speculation. Would the TT come to America? How many classes would be involved? Where would they race? Would they take over existing road racing series, are venture out to find new circuits?

For now, all we know is that the Isle of Man TT is thinking about global expansion.

"We are in the early stages of a consultation process and we would welcome approaches from potential partners who are interested in the venture," said Economic Development Minister Allan Bell.

"The TT Races, as one of the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting events, has an incredible heritage and attracts interest worldwide from fans."

"We want to develop and grow this global audience for the benefit both of the event and the Isle of Man."

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