2021 Isle of Man TT cancelled, McGuinness hints at retirement

By autoX Editorial | on December 6, 2020

Isle of Man government has announced a cancellation of the 2021 TT Races owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second consecutive year the races have been cancelled due to the virus

Isle of Man government has confirmed that the 2021 TT races have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The organisers say that the decision has been made early “to provide clarity and certainty to all of the Island’s residents and visitors, as well as fans, riders, teams, sponsors, race officials and the various event stakeholders.” This is the second consecutive year that the race has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Isle of Man Government has evaluated the possibility of organising the race in 2021, and even rescheduling it for a later date, but due to complexities related to infrastructure, resident and visitor travel in August, and of course the risks, the final decision of cancellation was made. The next Isle of Man TT race will now be held from 28th May to 11th June 2022.

Speaking about the cancellation to Moto.it e-mag Men on Wheels, TT legend John McGuinness said, “I am shocked. We must admit that the news was in the air and that some-how we all expected it, but it is still difficult to accept. Although it is an absolutely understandable choice, given that the reasons that led to this choice are well known and more than acceptable.” The British TT legend seems to troubled by the fact that he will be 50 by the time of the 2022 Isle of Man TT race in May 2022. McGuinness is current just 3 victories shy of Joey Dunlop’s record of most wins at the legendary race.

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