The TT Podcast

The TT Podcast

Every week, Chris Pritchard and 2-time TT race winner-turned TV presenter, Steve Plater, are joined by a range of guests from the world of the Isle of Man TT Races to discuss their lives, their journeys, their ambitions, and their relationship with the greatest motor-sporting event in the world.

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  • 31. Rob McElnea - Part 1

    In this episode of the TT Podcast, Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater are joined by a man with an illustrious racing career and a 3-time winner of the TT, Rob McElnea.

    Part one of the conversation sees the guys discuss the levels of respect and focus required to take on the course, reminiscing abo...

  • 30. John Holden - Part 2

    Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater welcome back John Holden to the show for more sidecar chat in part two of their conversation. The lads talk about the importance of Marshal’s for the event, and why John himself opted to volunteer at TT 2022.

    Also, we get his view on what it takes to be a success...

  • 30. John Holden - Part 1

    In this episode of the TT Podcast, Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater are joined by a man who needs no introduction, John Holden.

    In Part One, John discusses how he feels age is just a number, the challenges facing sidecars today - everything from the preparation, to the weight of responsibility ...

  • 29. Mick Grant - Part 2

    Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater are joined once again by living legend of the Isle of Man TT, Mick Grant in the latest episode of the TT Podcast. Part two sees the guys talk retiring with no regrets, his view on the current crop of riders and the perils that come with managing our very own Steve...

  • 29. Mick Grant - Part 1

    Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater are joined by a legend of the Isle of Man TT, Mick Grant. Part one of the conversation sees the guys discuss the greats of the TT, Mick's first ever win in 1974 on “Slippery Sam” and why, if you enjoy riding a motorbike, you’ve got to ride the Isle of Man.

  • 28. Milo Ward - Part 2

    In the second part of our TT Podcast episode with TT 2022 newcomer Milo Ward, he talks Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater through his first laps around the Isle of Man TT course in 2022, which he describes as the coolest experience of his life - and what his plans for TT 2023 were before he got inj...

  • 28. Milo Ward - Part 1

    In this episode of the TT Podcast, Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater sit down with Milo Ward in part one of a two part conversation. The guys discuss the requirements for newcomers to the TT, the nerves and apprehension that comes with wearing the novice bib, and exactly how he fulfilled his dream...

  • 27. Clive Padgett - Part 2

    Part Two of Clive Padgett’s conversation with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater sees the guys talk Padgett’s historic TT 2009 Conor Cummins’ impressive 2022, Davey Todd having fun learning his craft, an appreciation for sidecars and of course, the future of Padgett’s Racing.

  • 27. Clive Padgett - Part 1

    In the first instalment of Clive Padgett’s conversation with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater, the guys switch focus between Clive’s day to day running of the legendary Padgett’s Racing to Clive’s own story and how his promising racing career was cruelly cut short.

  • 26. Ian Lougher - Part 2

    In the second part of Ian Lougher’s conversation with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater, the guys talk about his first TT win, which was in 1990. Ian explains how it was a challenging year with frustration at the European Championships and a misbehaving bike at the North West 200.

    Chris and Steve...

  • 26. Ian Lougher - Part 1

    In the first episode with TT legend Ian Lougher, he talks to Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater about the early days of his career. The Welshman holds an incredible 136 TT starts, 103 finishes, 29 podiums and 10 wins across five decades.

    Ian tells the guys why he enjoyed early morning practice ses...

  • 25. Dr Gareth Davies - Part 2

    In Part Two of his interview with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater, Dr. Gareth Davies, one of the Chief Medical Officers for the TT, explains how Senior Race Day looks from his perspective - from the checks and simulations which the medical team sort before roads close, all the way to the decisio...

  • 25. Dr Gareth Davies - Part 1

    Dr Gareth Davies, one of the TT’s Chief Medical Officers joins Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater on this week’s episode of The TT Podcast.

    Manx born and bred, Gareth tells the guys about his passion for the races, sharing experiences from his days watching from the hedgerows with his dad. He was ...

  • 24. Richard 'Milky' Quayle - Part 2

    In Part Two of his interview with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater, TT winner Milky Quayle talks more about his TT racing career as well as the next chapter in his relationship with the event, training the newcomers every year.

    Milky discusses the feeling of not only stepping onto the podium at ...

  • 24. Richard 'Milky' Quayle - Part 1

    After being a TT fan, rider, coach and just all round advocate, the legendary Richard 'Milky' Quayle finally takes on The TT Podcast to tell Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater some of his many tales and all about his love of the event.

    Beginning from his early days of watching the Southern 100 and...

  • 23. Paul Jordan - Part 2

    Paul Jordan, rising start at the TT Races, returns to The TT Podcast for Part Two of his chat with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater.

    After patiently waiting to bring it up in part one, Chris finally asks Paul about his bruising encounter with a pigeon during TT 2022. Paul talks of how having a f...

  • 23. Paul Jordan - Part 1

    This week’s guest on The TT Podcast has continued his reputation as an upcoming leader following a first podium finish at this year’s TT and multiple successes at the North West 200. Paul Jordan joins hosts Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater to talk all about his exciting career so far.

    Paul discu...

  • 22. Gary Thompson MBE BEM - Part 2

    In Part Two of Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater’s chat with TT Clerk of the Course, Gary Thompson, he gets into his history at the event and his best, and worst, days in the job.

    Remembering how he started right in the deep end in 2012, becoming the first man to cancel a Senior TT, Gary explains...

  • 22. Gary Thompson MBE BEM - Part 1

    This week on The TT Podcast, hosts Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater are joined by a man who wields a great influence on the events at the Isle of Man TT Races, Clerk of the Course, Gary Thompson MBE BEM.

    Gary goes right back to the beginning of his time as a soldier in the army, explaining why t...

  • 21. Dave Molyneux - Part 2

    Dave Molyneux returns for part two of his chat with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater on The TT Podcast.

    The Manxman talks about his time competing at World and European Championships - including a surprise trip to Czechoslovakia - and compares how his goals changed as he gained more experiences ...

  • 21. Dave Molyneux - Part 1

    Dave Molyneux returns for part two of his chat with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater on the TT Podcast, recorded on the Isle of Man.

    The Manxman talks about his time competing at world and European championships - including a surprise trip to Czechoslovakia - and compares how his goals changed a...

  • 21. David Johnson - Part 2

    This week sees the return of David Johnson to The TT Podcast.

    After making his debut in 2010, he missed out on the TT in 2011. David tells Chris and Steve why that was, and why he returned in 2012 where he achieved a top ten finish in the Senior.

    In 2019, he got the call from factory Honda to r...

  • 20. David Johnson - Part 1

    In this episode of The TT Podcast, Australian rider turned commentator David Johnson tells Chris and Steve about his career so far.

    David tells the guys about the first time he watched the Isle of Man TT, and how he thought any suggestion that he might one day race on those roads was ridiculous....

  • 19. Conor Cummins - Part 2

    Conor Cummins joins Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater about all things TT and racing.

    Picking up where part one left off, Conor talks about the short 9 months of rest he took after his crash before getting back on a bike, keen to take on the TT again.

    The trio also get into the racer’s experienc...