New road racing event scheduled for 2021 – Isle Of Wight Diamond Races


Diamond races is a new road racing festival to be held in October 2021 on the Isle of Wight. Road racing fans can rejoice as next year there will be two TT races – Isle of Man TT and Isle of Wight Diamond Races.

We all know how runners compete against each other every year on the 37.73 mile mountain course through the roads, trees and houses of the Isle of Man. Unfortunately this year the IOM TT (Isle of Man Tourist Trophy) has been canceled due to the current pandemic, but next year we will have the chance to see another event.

The Diamond Races will take place on a 20 km long course in the south of the Isle of Wight, just two hours from central London, UK. The road race will pass through the villages of Chale, Kingston, Shorwell and Brighstone as well as a fast five mile coastal stretch along the military road. Spectators and road racing fans will be able to watch the Superbike, Supersport and SuperTwin series in action on the 12.4 mile loop as well as a Sidecar racing demonstration.

The Diamond Races will be run under strict regulations enforced by the governing body of sport, the ACU (Auto Cycle Union), through which all motorcycle sports in the UK are administered. Besides road races, the event focuses on road safety as well as the importance of safe use of the road. In addition to the races, the organizers will offer motorcyclists the opportunity to ride the Diamond Races course, led by professional road races, to experience road racing on safe, closed and controlled roads to promote the road safety.

Additionally, the Diamond Races were developed with the help of the local Isle of Wight Council and a few motorcycle racing experts. Among the organizers, we find some important names including Gary Thompson MBE (Isle of Man TT Clerk of the Course), Steve Plater (former winner Isle of Man TT Senior and ex British Champion), Neil Tuxworth (ex-Honda Racing Manager) as as well as James Kaye (ex-driver of the British Touring Car Championship and co-founder of the Diamond Races) and Matt Neal (three times British Touring Car Championship and Honda UK ambassador).

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The Diamond Races are slated to take place in October 2021, with two training days on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by time trial races on a Saturday. At the moment, no specific date is set for the event, but the official day of the Diamond Races will be announced after the publication of the 2021 British Superbike calendar.

The aim of these races is to become an annual event planned to celebrate the end of the motorcycle road racing season while the Diamond Races are expected to take place one week after the end of the British Superbike season at the Brands Hatch circuit. in Kent.

This will be the first time that a professional road race has taken place on the Isle of Wight, which will be a good reason for the motorsport industry to bring together racing fans and spectators with a total population of 17 million people who live in the UK. London and South East region.

It all sounds great and we have to say motorsport needs more events like these. So we can’t wait to see these guys running the wire next year.

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