IoM TT Zero suspended amid doubts over future

2013 Isle of Man TT 12 CREDIT AG LLOYD JONES2

Published on 22 October 2019 by Mike Waters

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Filed under Category: The world of motorcycling

The Isle of Man TT Zero class will not be held in 2020 and 2021, an announcement by the island’s government has confirmed.

Instead, there will be a moratorium while the future of the TT Zero class is discussed. It is understood that the move was prompted by a fall in entries in recent years leading to doubts about whether continuing to hold the class would be viable.

Commenting, Member with Responsibility for Tourism and Motorsport Rob Callister MHK said: “As an island, we remain committed to the principles and passion that continues to motivate everyone associated with the TT Zero class and the clean tech industry. Our intention is to have a moratorium on the event to allow the motorcycle industry as a whole to catch up on the leading edge developments that some manufacturers and individual race teams and universities have achieved to date.

“We remain incredibly proud of everything that has been achieved in clean emission racing at the TT and will work closely with the industry and with manufacturers without the pressure and focus of delivering a race format to build on the success to date.”

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