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Sandown Sprint 2021 media release

Sandown Sprint 2021 media release

Sandown Sprint 2021 media release 2048 1150 Isle of Wight Speed Trials

The Island Car Centre Sandown Sprint will now take place over the
weekend of 27th & 28th March 2021. This motorsport event will
take place at Culver Parade, Sandown on the Isle of Wight and was
originally scheduled for March this year.

Tim Addison, promoter of the Sandown Sprint commented:
“Following recent discussions with our sponsors, the IW Council and
Island Roads, we’re pleased to now formally confirm the 2021
dates. The Sprint requires a huge team effort, so once again we’re
very grateful for this backing. With only eight months to go, there’s
not long to wait now for this landmark event.”

The Sandown Sprint will mark a return to motor racing on Isle of
Wight roads after more than 50 years. 100 racing cars will compete
on a purpose-built track that runs along the seafront in Sandown.
More than 2000 people purchased tickets for the postponed event in
2020 and all will be valid for next year.

Councillor Ian Ward said: “This is sure to be a huge shot in the arm
for the local economy at a time when it is sorely needed. We look
forward to hosting this exhilarating weekend and see it as a great
opportunity for new visitors to Sandown to discover what a
fantastic place it is to visit. This is all part of the town’s
regeneration.”

Island-based company John Peck Construction has led the way in
constructing a suitable track. The course will be 750m in length and
feature two chicanes, together with challenging fast corners and
hairpin bends. The basic concept was approved by Motorsport UK in
2019 when it first issued an Event Permit to organisers Solent and
the Isle of Wight Car Club.

“In our first year the objective is to create a safe and entertaining
event which can be enjoyed by both competitors and spectators,”
continued Tim. “If we can get this right, then it should provide a
platform that we can build on. Looking forward, the potential is
very exciting.”

There are no plans at this stage to sell further spectator tickets for
the event and entry may be limited to those who have already
purchased tickets for the 2020 Sprint. More details of the Island
Car Centre Sandown Sprint can be found online by visiting:
isleofwightspeedtrials.co.uk or checking the event Facebook page.