A group of enthusiasts is hoping to bring motorsport to the asphalt after June 1
The TT is the largest sports event in the province of Drenthe, and the cancellation of the event due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak is an economic hit to Drenthe’s economy. But motorcycle enthusiasts are now trying to come up with a small-scale alternative, reports the Asser Courant.
Indeed, if public health measures allow it, a three-day amateur event would take place. “For whether or not to continue, the press conference of Prime Minister Mark Rutte in mid-May is all-decisive,” says Peter Schorer, spokesman for the TT Circuit.
Whilst it may seem odd that the Circuit try to accommodate an amateur event whilst all professional sports are cancelled, Schorer says that it is in-keeping with the times: “It is not that strange: we are talking about top sport on the one hand with 105,000 visitors in one day and recreational sports on the other. Compare it with the youth who can slowly start exercising again in an organised context.”
The management of the TT Circuit is hopeful that the motorsport activities, which are held almost weekly on the circuit, will not be covered by the events that are prohibited at least until September 1. “Large-scale events with a lot of public attendance are not allowed. This does not include the activities we intend to do”, he said.