Isle of Man TT races cancelled
Tuesday 24 April 2001
The Isle of Man TT motorcycle races today became the latest victim of foot–and–mouth disease.
The cancellation of the trials was announced in the island's parliament – the Tynwald.
The decision was taken after fears the expected 40,000 spectators would increase the risk of bringing the disease to the so far infection–free island.
The races, which were scheduled to take place from May 26 to June 8, have never been cancelled during peacetime since they began in 1907.
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