That’s right. There’s a new date on the road racing calendar. The Isle of Wight’s Diamond Races which takes place next October.

At this stage, specific dates haven’t been released – but the expectation is that there will be practice days on Wednesday and Thursday, before the time-trial racing gets underway on Saturday. The exact date will be announced once the 2021 British Superbikes calendar is confirmed. The plan is that the Diamond Races become the new end-of-season celebration for BSB riders, and that many of them head down to the Isle of Wight and get involved.

The events going to run Superbike, Supersport and lightweight machine racing, a sidecar demonstration and a ride out to offer visitors the chance to experience the course led by expert racers on closed roads. Oh and there’s talk of an electric motorcycle race in the future too.

The Diamond Races: NEW road racing festival on the Isle of Wight. Kicks off October 2021.

The track is a 12.4 mile-long stretch of public roads in the south of the Isle of Wight. It cuts through the picturesque villages of Chale, Kingston, Shorwell and Brighstone – and there’s a fast 5-mile coastal stretch along the military road too.

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