How To Watch Isle of Man TT In New Zealand (Guide)

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The Isle of Man TT is probably the most famous motorcycle race in the world, it’s also the most dangerous. Today we’ll show you how to watch Isle of Man TT live in New Zealand for free.

The TT was founded in May 1907 and was called the International Auto-Cycle Tourist Trophy but was renamed to the Isle of Man TT in 1911 when the track was moved to Snaefell Mountain course which is 37.73 miles long.

Every year, motorcycle riders from all over the world descend on the tiny island in between Ireland and England for the world famous, featuring various classes of race including supersport, superstock, sidecar and classic races.


Between 1907 and 2018 there have been 149 fatalities on the mountain circuit during actual races and practice laps. One of the worst years was 2016 when 5 riders died during the race. Regardless there is still an endless stream of riders queuing to signup to ride the TT.

The rider with the most wins was Joey Dunlop with 26 followed closely by John McGuiness with 23 and Michael Dunlop on 19.

How To Watch Isle of Man TT

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Until 2018 you could watch the Isle of Man TT live and on demand through the official IOMTT website where they regularly had 100,000 visitors every year. Unfortunately this service was stopped due to licensing issues.

As of 2018 the races are not streamed live and instead are recorded and played back on TV. You can however listen to radio coverage during races by tuning into Manx Radio.

All TV coverage including build up shows, preview shows, qualifying highlights, review shows and actual TT races are shown on ITV4 in the UK.

Sky Sports in New Zealand does have some coverage however to guarantee all coverage we recommend watching on ITV4 using the ITV Player.

Step 1: Get A VPN Provider

To watch the Isle of Man TT in New Zealand for free you’ll need to use the best VPN provider to pretend you’re in the United Kingdom.

There are many different VPN providers out there on the web, from our experience the cheapest and most affordable option is PureVPN.

You’ll be able to buy a VPN using your New Zealand credit card/Paypal.

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Step 2: Download & Install VPN Application

You’ll need to decide how you plan on accessing ITV player. You could use your smart TV, Apple TV or just a computer web browser.

You’ll need to download the PureVPN Application to your device.

Login with the details you were provided via email during signup.

Step 3: Choose British Server

You’ll now need to connect through to a UK based server. If you’re given an option of which city then I’d choose London.

Now you’ll be advised once your IP has changed and you’re routing your connection via the UK.

You’ll now be able to go to the ITV player website and create an account.

It’s 100% free to create an account. When asked for a postcode enter a random England postcode.

Step 4: Start Watching TT On Demand

Search for the Isle of Man TT on the website search box.

You’ll now be able to play any of the on demand content available.

Keep your account and watch again next year.


There you have it, four of the simplest steps ever to start watching the Isle of Man TT in New Zealand for free. You don’t need a satellite connection, an expensive cable plan or even a fully fledged VPN, with PureVPN you can get started for under a few dollars per month.

Your VPN can then unlock pretty much any channel in the world too!


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