Classic TT cancelled

The damage caused to the racing calendar by Covid-19 continues, with one of the latest victims as we closed for press being this summer’s Classic TT/Manx Grand Prix.

Laurence Skelly, the Island’s minister for enterprise in the House of Keys, announced the cancellation of the event, which had been planned to run from August 22 to September 4, by saying: “This is obviously a conclusion that we didn’t want to reach but unfortunately when all the factors and advice are considered we felt that it was important to make an early decision to provide clarity and certainty to race officials, fans and sponsors, as well as competitors.’’

Peter Maddocks, Manx Motor Cycle Club chairman, said: “Although we were confident that we could provide the officials, the situation around other key personnel, such as marshals and medical personnel could not be guaranteed.’’

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There’ll be no scenes like this from the 2020 Classic TT, it being cancelled due to coronavirus.

The Steam Packet company, which operates the Irish Sea crossings, has offered either a full refund or the option to carry any bookings over to next year.

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