Isle of Man TT cancelled due to COVID-19

Supersport race 2016 Parliament Square LR2

Published on 17 March 2020 by Mike Waters

The Isle of Man TT 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Originally planned for May 30-June 13, the government of the Isle of Man elected to cancel the event to prevent risk to travellers and residents, and strain on public services.

A statement released on the Isle of Man TT Races Facebook page said that: “It is with deep regret that we must cancel the 2020 event. We share in the disappointment of there being no TT this year, but whole-heartedly support any decision that helps to ensure the continued health and well-being of all residents, riders and visitors.”

Commenting, Minister for Enterprise Laurence Skelly MHK said: “The decision to cancel has not been taken lightly and all options including postponement and delaying the decision have been considered in detail. Representatives from the Isle of Man Government will now discuss the implications with all relevant businesses, stakeholders and individuals affected by this cancellation, which it recognises will be significant.”

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Picture credit: Competitors entering Parliament Square in Ramsey on the Isle of Man during TT race week in 2016. Photograph by James Daw (Flickr), used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Licence (cropped)