A website has been launched by the organisers of the planned Isle of Wight Road Races, which aim to see motorbikes competing on the Isle of Wight's roads in 2022.

The face behind the plans is Isle of Wight resident James Kaye.

He is a two-time winner of the British Touring Car Championship (1992 and 1994) and has had a long career in motor racing, driving for Honda, Toyoa and Volkswagen.

Mr Kaye wants to bring international motorcycle racing to closed public roads on the Island.

See the website for yourself HERE.

On the new website, which includes an FAQ (and a chance for Islanders to ask questions), Mr Kaye said: “I firmly believe that the benefits to the Island will far outweigh any temporary inconvenience.

"My organising team is determined to place the Isle of Wight on to the international motor sport map.” 

2008 changes to UK law made it possible for public highways to be closed to allow motor racing events to take place.

The Isle of Man has hosted its world-famous TT Races for more than 100 years.

Isle of Wight Road Races and a second, separate event also in the pipeline, are hoping to bring something similar to our Island.

Mr Kaye said: “We’ve built important relationships within the world of motorcycle racing and we are starting the process of building new relationships with residents, business and organisations."

The Isle of Wight Road Races event had been proposed for 2021, but a statement last week confirmed it would not go ahead this year, due to Covid and ongoing consultation.