Earlier this year, a late cancellation of the 2020 TT race put many off, but it had to happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the story for the next year’s TT races isn’t any better. The Isle of Man TT 2021 has also been cancelled. After a gap of 20 odd years, the event will not be held for the first time. The last time the event was called off due to an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK in 2001. Needless to say, a lot of other motorsport events in the region have also been cancelled.
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.’
Here’s a list of FAQs which should be able to answer all your queries surrounding the races.