Isle Of Man Cancels 2021 TT Races Due To Coronavirus
The Isle of Man has cancelled next year's TT motorcycle races because of the uncertainty over the COVID19 pandemic, the government of the British Crown Dependency said on Monday, marking the second straight year the races won't be run.
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The Isle of Man has cancelled next year’s TT motorcycle races because of the uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of the British Crown Dependency said on Monday, marking the second straight year the races won’t be run.
The annual races around the island off the north-west coast of England rank among the most dangerous in motorsport and attract tens of thousands of visitors from all over Europe.
This year’s event, which was scheduled to be held from May 30 to June 13, was cancelled in March.
“We do not underestimate the disappointment that this decision will cause,” Laurence Skelly, Minister for Enterprise said in a statement.
“However, we are making an early and logical decision to provide certainty and clarity to everyone involved.
“We evaluated all possible options including moving the TT to a date later in the year but there are risks… which would cause further disruption to thousands of people.”
The next TT races are scheduled for May 28 to June 11, 2022.