The Virtual TT is to be screeed on ITV4 this evening, Wednesday, from 7pm.
The programme - which will feature race highlights from all eight riders and gamers that took part in last week’s races - will be hosted by Chris Pritchard with usual TT commentator Dave Moore.
The line-up of professional riders features some of the biggest names in the TT, including Manx racer, Conor Cummins; UK riders Jamie Coward, Davey Todd, five-time TT winner and current lap record holder Peter Hickman; Australian newcomer Rennie Scaysbrook; France’s Julian Toniutti; Spain’s Raul Torras Martinez; and Californian, Mark Miller.
On the virtual competition, Todd, said:
’Of course as a racer you naturally get super competitive even when playing the game; I always want to win. Since the second game came out, I’ve played it a lot to keep the course as fresh as possible in my mind, and then even when this year’s TT was cancelled, joining the Virtual TT was the only way to get my TT fix and do a bit of competitive racing against my friends and TT rivals!’
Each of the TT stars are teamed up with an experienced gamer from around the world; from Russia, Alex Petrov; from the USA, Stefy Bau and from the UK, Darrel Grundy, Sara Leghari and Kenny Lam. Also joining the line-up are three Isle of Man-based gaming enthusiasts, Sam Tipper and Louis Porter, as well as Aaron Hislop, son of racing legend Steve Hislop.