2021 will be second consecutive year that Isle of Man TT wont happen due to COVID-19 pandemic and all the surrounding uncertainty .
It is remarkable development for TT, this will be the first time after World War II that the race will not be held in two consecutive years.
Short after cancelation of 2020 race, dates for 2021 edition were made known, but Isle of Man government is concerned that safety cannot be assured for participant and all the volunteers even though vaccines for the COVID-19 is expected to be available next year.
Next TT will be in 2022, held from May 28 to June 11.
Laurence Skelly, Minister, Department for Enterprise, Isle of Man Government:
” 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.”
“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.”