Hopes for ‘stronger than ever’ Isle of Man return after Classic TT cancellation

Officials are working towards a return to Isle of Man racing ‘stronger than ever’ following confirmation of a decision to cancel this year’s Classic TT races.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 6:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:13 am

It marks the second successive year without the popular programme due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Classic TT was due to run from August 22-30 but a statement highlighted particular concerns over ‘the availability of marshals, medics, race officials and other volunteers needed to run the event safely and effectively’.

“Obviously this is yet another disappointing announcement for us to have to make, but as with the cancellation of the 2021 TT Races, it was important that an early decision was made to give clarity and certainty to the thousands of visitors and individuals that come together for the Classic TT,” said TT business development manager Paul Phillips. “A two-year break from racing on the Island is not what anyone would have wanted, but our Motorsport Team have been hard at work to ensure that the TT and Classic TT return stronger than ever in 2022 and we look forward to sharing some of these developments in the coming weeks and months.”

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Michael Dunlop at the start of the Superbike Classic TT race on the Isle of Man in 2019. Pic by Stephen Davison.

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