RACING

THE ISLE OF WIGHT'S DIAMOND RACES – ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO FOR 2021!

SUPPORT IS GROWING FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT'S VERY OWN TT

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The Isle of Wight's Diamond races are scheduled for October 2021 and are gaining support and momentum as time goes by. With location, location and location on its side, the Isle of Wight is easy to get to for road race aficionados, and only two hours from London. Its great attraction is the landscape itself, with miles of beautiful coastline and winding roads wending their way through charming rural villages.

The course is 12.4 miles long through the stunning landscape, and it's anticipated that between 25,000-45,000 road race fans will make their way there to watch the race and share the great experience.

The good news is that the event has a following wind and is travelling forward apace with approval from all the business leaders from the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce who are giving the event their 'total support'. Not really surprising considering that the event is due to bring about £12m worth of revenue to the island's economy so a win, win for fans and for the island.

The timing of the event is also well planned as in October the main tourist season will be over, leaving the island free for the influx of motorcycle race fans and extending the season a bit longer into the autumn.

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Steven Holbrook, Chief Executive Officer of the IW Chamber says:
“Major events at this level can bring millions of pounds of investment to the Isle of Wight. Diamond Races will be held in October, which is perfect to extend the Island’s visitor economy outside of the normal summer season. There’s never been more focus on the need to support jobs in our tourism sector and this event will undoubtedly bring genuine new business at a time of the year when we need it the most.

The event will be run in the same way as the Isle of Man TT, with riders being released at intervals and then racing the clock to achieve the overall fastest race time. The course is a 12m wonder that is a match for any of the other established road racing course. The crowning glory of the route though is a near five-mile blast along the super-fast Military Road, which could see bikes topping 200mph along the island's southern edge."

Paul Sandford, CEO, Diamond Races adds:
“This is an event which has been developed on the Isle of Wight with the joint aims of achieving a world-class sporting spectacle, whilst bringing more prosperity and sustaining local jobs. We welcome the Chamber’s support and thank Steven for rolling up his sleeves to work alongside us on this exciting project.”

For more information on this prospective event check out the Diamond Races website: https://www.diamondraces.com/

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Comments:

01/10/20 - cant wait

29/09/20 - woooo 😜🔥🔥

28/09/20 - Oh yeah 🤟

28/09/20 - Here's hoping less 'rona more racing

TOPICS: RACING
Posted by Lucy England
for Wemoto News on 28 September 2020 in Racing

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