By Dennis Chung
The 2020 Isle of Man TT has officially been cancelled in order to help protect the island’s residents against the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The news should not come as a surprise, as other major events around the world, not just motorsports events such as MotoGP, World Superbike and the Daytona TT have been either postponed or outright cancelled to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
This year’s TT was originally scheduled to take place from May 30 to June 13, and the fortnight will not be rescheduled. The Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix will remain scheduled for Aug. 22, though obviously, that may change.
Economically, the cancellation is a huge blow to the Isle of Man’s economy, but the health of Manx residents is a bigger priority.
The Isle itself is still open to travelers, but anyone arriving on the island will be required to spend 14 days under quarantine, whether they are showing symptoms or not. As of this writing, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Isle of Man.
Those who have already purchased tickets to attend the 2020 Isle of Man TT events will be able to get a full refund.
Press Release Below
TT 2020 IS CANCELLED
The Council of Ministers has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Isle of Man TT Races which were due to take place between 30th May and 13th June.
The decision has been taken following confirmation that the Island has stepped up its measures to protect the population against the pandemic.
Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented: ‘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 …read more