As spring blossoms in the northern hemisphere, it’s hard not to feel some optimism in the air. While 2020 and 2021 have been tough, there is still a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row, the Isle of Man Classic TT will not be one of those things.
On March 10, 2021, the Isle of Man government officially announced the cancellation of the 2021 Classic TT. The event was originally scheduled to take place Sunday August 22 through Monday August 30, 2021. However, as with the 2020 event, the grip of the global pandemic remains too strong for organizers to think continuing is a good idea.
Although vaccines are rolled out daily, a huge cloud of uncertainty remains. The organizers were concerned about the marshals, medical staff, volunteers and basically everyone who works together on the pitch to make sure the Classic TT runs smoothly every year.
“Obviously this is another disappointing announcement that we have to make. As with the cancellation of the 2021 TT races, it was important that a quick decision be made to give clarity and certainty to the thousands of visitors and individuals who gather for the Classic TT, ”said Paul Phillips, TT’s business development manager, in an official. declaration.
“A two-year hiatus from racing on the island is not what anyone would have liked, but our motorsport team has worked hard to make sure the TT and Classic TT come back stronger. than ever in 2022 and we look forward to sharing some of these developments in the weeks and months to come, ”he concluded.
As with the other cancellations in 2021, while it’s always disappointing, it’s never unexpected. If you plan to cancel an event, it’s usually best to do so as soon as possible, so those who have planned to attend can change their plans accordingly. People can be temporarily sad, but they will usually understand when the circumstances are really out of everyone’s control.
We look forward to the Classic TT’s return in 2022, which will hopefully come back even stronger.