The Isle of Wight Motorcycle Road Races will not take place in October 2021.

Covid-19 uncertainty is being blamed, but Isle of Wight Council members have also cited a 'lack of consultation' about the proposed event.

Organisers had planned to hold an elite-level motorcycle road race, as previously reported by the Isle of Wight County Press.

In February, they said things were well developed, but had not named a date.

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Saying it would depend on coronavirus restrictions, they also said they were holding back until after a consultation.

A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Road Races told us then: “All live events have been severely affected by the pandemic and we’re no exception.

"We’ve used the past six months to build important relationships locally and in the world of motorcycle racing.

"We’re determined to keep the Isle of Wight firmly on the UK’s motorsport map.”

Earlier this month, a consultation was underway with parish and town councils in areas potentially impacted by the race.

For an event to be given the green light, detailed plans and applications had to be submitted to the Isle of Wight Council and its Safety Advisory Group (SAG), which includes the police, fire and ambulance. 

The event would have also needed the permission of a national organisaton called the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) and Secretary of State approval, County Hall said in a statement earlier this year.

Plans were recieved by SAG and the council earlier this month.

At the time, the Council issued a letter offering support in principle, allowing them to start discussions with the ACU.

Meanwhile, a separate event, the inaugural Diamond Races, has been postponed to 2022.

We've asked for a comment from the organisers.