The 2021 Isle of Man TT races have been cancelled

The 2021 running of the isle of Man TT races has been cancelled although the Classic TT and Manx GP may still go ahead

The 2021 Isle of Man TT races have been cancelled

THE 2021 Isle of Man TT races have been officially cancelled by the Isle of Man Government. The next time the TT races will take place on the island will be in 2022, from Saturday 28th May to Saturday 11th June.

The loss of the TT doesn’t mean that all racing on the island is out of the question just yet, with the IoM government and the event organiser both working together to deliver the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix – due to run from Saturday 21st August to Friday 3rd September. A final decision on whether those events will take place will be made in Spring 2021.

Isle of Man TT - 2019 John McGuiness interview

Isle of Man TT 2019 - John McGuinness Interview

Laurence Skelly, MHK, Minister, Department for Enterprise, Isle of Man Government, said:

We do not underestimate the disappointment that this decision will cause to many people. However, we are making an early and logical decision to provide certainty and clarity to race fans and everyone else involved in our event. The TT relies on thousands of volunteers and officials across a wide range of organisations and we could not move responsibly towards operating to that date and commit to welcoming tens of thousands of people to the Island in June, despite the progress towards a vaccination programme globally and on the Island.”

The loss of the 2021 races will be a blow not just for race fans but for the many businesses across the small island that rely so heavily on the event. It’s estimated that the races bring in over £30m worth of revenue, something that it has been missing out on since the end of 2019. The last large scale motorcycle racing to take place on the IoM was the Classic TT Races that took place at the end of August. This year’s racing was also all cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

To help answer as many questions as possible regarding the cancellation of the 2021 Isle of Man TT Races, a specific FAQ section has added to the official website that you can view here:
iomttraces.com

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