Roads: 2021 Classic TT cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions

James Hillier at Ballacrye during the 2019 RST Superbike Classic TT race
James Hillier at Ballacrye during the 2019 RST Superbike Classic TT race

The 2021 Isle of Man Classic TT has been cancelled due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions.

This year’s event was scheduled to take place between August 22 and August 30 but has now been called off by the Isle of Man Government due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, namely the availably of marshals, medics, race officials and other volunteers needed to run the event safely and effectively.

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“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,” TT Business Development Manager, Paul Phillips said.

“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.”

The cancellation comes just 24 hours after the Southern 100 event, also held on the Isle of Man, was called off for the second consecutive year. The Classic TT was also cancelled in 2020, alongside the TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix – all of which have been called off again this season.