Isle of Man government cancels 2021 Tourist Trophy

The 2021 Isle of Man TT Races have been cancelled. This decision was reached by the Isle of Man Government as a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made to aid the island’s efforts to restrict the number of visitors to the island and attempt to control the spread of the virus.

“We do not underestimate the disappointment that this decision will cause to many people. However, we are making an early, logical decision to provide certainty and clarity to race fans and everyone else involved in the event.

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“The TT relies on thousands of volunteers and officials across a wide range of organisations and we could not move responsibly towards a positive decision to proceed in planning for 2021, which would involve committing to welcoming tens of thousands of people to the Island in June, despite the progress towards a vaccination programme globally and on the Island… This decision has not been taken lightly but has been taken in the interests of the Island, the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors, and is in line with our ongoing pandemic strategy… To the fans around the world I would say that we are really sorry to have to make this decision, but that we sincerely hope that we will still see you at some point next year,” said Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise.

The 2021 Isle of Man TT Races were originally scheduled to take place from May 29, 2021 Saturday to June 12, 2021 Saturday.

The Department for Enterprise has confirmed that the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races are scheduled to take place from May 28, 2022 to June 11, 2022.