ACU Events Ltd, race organisers of the TT Races, today urged riders keen to take part in the 2009 TT to submit their entry forms ahead of the 27th February deadline. Riders wishing to take part in either the Billown TT or the TTXGP have until 31st March to send in their forms. The regulations and entry forms for the TT, Billown TT and TTXGP were issued to prospective competitors before New Year.
A large number of newcomers have already committed to taking part in the 2009 TT as well as a number of last years leading Manx Grand prix competitors. In a successful programme, a number of new, young riders visited the Island in September 2008 for the Manx Grand Prix and several of them are expected to sign up to race.
Fans can also expect a host of top name riders to line up on Glencrutchery road in 2009. The 2008 races saw some of the closest racing in the eventís 101 year history, with nine different riders achieving podiums, and this is expected to be repeated in 2009 with a number of potential winners already confirmed to race again this year.