2021 Isle of Man TT Canceled
The 2021 Isle of Man TT races have been canceled. The news was confirmed by the Isle of Man Government via a press release issued on November 30, marking the second year in a row the TT races will not be run due to Covid-19.
“We do not underestimate the disappointment that this decision will cause to many people,” Laurence Skelly, MHK, Minister, Department for Enterprise, Isle of Man Government, said. “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 organizations 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 program globally and on the Island.
“We evaluated all possible options including moving the TT to a date later in the year but there are complexities and risks, including scaling up of certain infrastructure and critical delivery elements of the TT, as well as existing resident and visitor travel in late August, which would cause further disruption to thousands of people.’
“We remain hopeful that the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix can take place later in the year and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our Island again.”
The Department will continue to work with its partners towards delivering the 2021 Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix, which are scheduled 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.
For more Isle of Man TT news and results, click here