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Isle of Wight council welcome first-ever road race

Thursday July 30, 2020 at 1:04pm
Isle of Wight council welcome first-ever road race

The Diamond Races has been developed in lockstep with the local Isle of Wight council and experts from the motorcycle racing fraternity, and both the Diamond Races team and the Isle of Wight council are excited to confirm the planned road race event will take place from in October 2021,

This event will be the first time in history that a professional road race has taken place on the Isle of Wight. Being within such easy reach of the 17 million people who are estimated to live in the UK’s heavily-populated London & South East region, the Diamond Races will attract both seasoned racing enthusiasts and first-time road racing spectators to the island. Away from the course, the Isle of Wight has many other attractions that families and holidaymakers can enjoy whilst visiting. Being held in October - traditionally the end of the tourist season for the Isle of Wight - Britain’s “sunshine island” will certainly benefit from a boost to the local economy with another pillar of entertainment to accompany the popular Isle of Wight Music Festival (June) and the long-established Cowes Week (August).

Dave Stewart, Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Partnerships, Isle of Wight Council, said: “We have been working behind the scenes for quite some time now with event specialists looking into the feasibility of such a race meeting, and we are very excited that we can announce another first for the Isle of Wight. We are committed to developing and expanding the island’s economy and this event is sure to thrill local enthusiasts as well as attract visitors from the mainland and indeed northern Europe, which will help to extend the island’s tourist season and provide another boost to our economy in the final quarter of the year. Our emphasis will be on the safety of the event and I am pleased that the organisers are keen to work with us in the coming weeks and months to promote safe motorcycling here on the Island.”

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