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TT cancelled
on: 02 December, 2020, 03:42:34 PM
Just read via the MCN newsletter that the 2021 Isle of Man TT in June has been cancelled. The TT organisers took this tough decision to avoid the nightmare scenario for riders, teams and fans from here and around the world should the event have to be pulled nearer the time because of the Covid situation.
You have to feel sorry for the IOM businesses having to take another devastating hit like 2020. Apparently planning for 2022 is already underway.

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Re: TT cancelled
Reply #1 on: 02 December, 2020, 04:34:37 PM
There will be more cancellations in 2021 than you could shake a stick at.

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Re: TT cancelled
Reply #2 on: 06 December, 2020, 12:33:59 AM
Iím sure The Isle of Man will do just fine, financially. The TT is just a hobby.

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Re: TT cancelled
Reply #3 on: 06 December, 2020, 07:51:46 AM
You make it sound like stamp collecting, the TT is far more than a hobby. Its a way of life for the competitors and for the islanders its a nice little earner that provides a substantial part of their income.

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Re: TT cancelled
Reply #5 on: 06 December, 2020, 11:44:49 AM
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
You make it sound like stamp collecting, the TT is far more than a hobby. Its a way of life for the competitors and for the islanders its a nice little earner that provides a substantial part of their income.

I was thinking more of the offshore banking services they provide. They must be quite well-off if they can cancel the Tourist Trophy. Oliverís Mount and MotoGP went ahead this year, why canít the TT?

Since the Democrats in the States arenít very fond of Britain, and weíre leaving the EU next year, weíd better get used to some staycations for the next few years. Oz is a bit too far.

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Re: TT cancelled
Reply #6 on: 06 December, 2020, 01:27:08 PM
*Originally Posted by IOM Today 13th June 2018
The cost of the TT to the taxpayer

The full impact will only become clear once the investigation into the wider economy has been undertaken...

*Originally Posted by IOM Today 21st September 2018
Fewer visitors spend more

The TT is worth millions to the Manx economy, the government says... This yearís event saw an estimated spend of £37.1 million in the local economy, up from £34.1 million in 2017, contributing £26.8 million to the local economy, an increase of almost 8.9%

I suspect the £'s were much the same in 2019 and that belts had to be tightened in 2020

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Re: TT cancelled
Reply #7 on: 07 June, 2021, 08:47:28 PM
I know its an old topic  but ...... Have you seen  the weather this week and forecast for next. perfect forthe  TT  NOTHING LIKE RUBBING SALT IN THE WOUND!!

 


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