Following the cancellation of this year’s Isle of Man TT Festival due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, and the hope that many had held for racing on the world-renowned Mountain Circuit to take place later in the year, unfortunately the decision has been made to also cancel the Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT, due to take place at the end of August.
This means not only that there’ll be no racing over the Mountain in 2020, but also that the planned commemoration of John Surtees’ racing career will not go ahead, nor will the much-anticipated Charter House auction of classic racing machinery, also due to take place during the festival.
What effect this has on the tourist industry on the Isle of Man remains to be seen, but we can safely assume that the massive reduction in trade throughout 2020 will mean that yet more hotels and boarding houses will close, and that there’ll be a huge demand for accommodation and ferry tickets for the 2021 events!
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