Isle of Man TT bosses have confirmed the TT Zero will not run in 2020 and 2021 as they look to improve the one-lap scrap.
The news comes after a difficult few years for the electric race, where chiefs have struggled to maintain significant entry numbers.
Now, Isle of Man Government Department for Enterprise officials have made the decision to take two years out as they look for ways to improve the race.
Rob Callister MHK, Member with responsibility for tourism and motorsport, said:
“As an island we remain committed to the principles and passion that continues to motivate everyone associated with the TT Zero class and the clean tech industry. Our intention is to have a moratorium on the event to allow the motorcycle industry as a whole to catch up on the leading edge developments that some manufacturers and individual race teams and universities have achieved to date.
“We remain incredibly proud of everything that has been achieved in clean emission racing at the TT and will work closely with the industry and with manufacturers without the pressure and focus of delivering a race format to build on the success to date.”
The Department is looking to arrange a series of clean tech industry and race team stakeholder sessions on the Isle of Man with the first one planned for early in the New Year.
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