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TT 2021 Cancellation Reaction Plus

The comments have been flooding in regarding the cancellation of the 2021 TT Races. Further reaction via Facebook to the news that the world’s most famous road race won’t take place next year was provided by the following roads scene members.

2011 Super Twins Manx GP winner Dave Moffitt:

“Realistically it was always looking doubtful with the UK being unable to control the outbreaks of Covid and the vaccine is an unknown at present.

We have been racing here on the Island since July in our own bubble with no restrictions. The Government had very little option with this decision as it has to look after its residents first but a devastating decision for everyone involved with racing. Personally I’m gutted about losing the TT in 2021.”

Former KTM TT racer James Edmeades:

“Seems an early call but the can’t do right for doing wrong thing. People could of had all the experiences to get ready for it and then it gets cancelled.”

Cowton Racing’s Neil Martin:

“Cowton racing will put it behind us and move forwards into next year. We will do as many other meetings as our budget allows, we will be going to Northern Ireland and hope the North West 200 is still on,

We will be at Scarborough and the Isle of Wight Diamond races if we get an invite.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

WMRRA (Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association) front runner Chris Sarbora:

“Extremely disappointed but not surprised. Glad to know early, like others have said, so that I can plan and commit to race programs locally.

Am becoming concerned about the ‘use it or lose it’ effect – course knowledge is so critical, much more so than in short-course racing, that a couple years off will require a bit of refreshing when we come back.”

Wilson Craig Racing Team Principal Darren Gilpin:

“I’ve personally spent a fortune to make things work for 2020 but I can understand today’s decision. Regroup and race at home in 2021, plus a few European road races still going ahead. We will be back at the TT for in 2022.”

Mountain Course newcomer from 2019, David Datzer:

“Here from Germany, we can only cry. It’s a shame but better cancelled now than in March, we hope for 2022.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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