Save MANX GP Update

In a message received to day, we have been informed that the MGP petition is due to close on August 3rd 2012, with a thank you to everyone for their support.

“Overall we are very close to 10,000 signatures including the paper version which has been circulated.

Please make sure that anyone you know who supports the MGP and hasn’t signed does so in the next couple of days.”

In a statement issued by the Department of Economic Development and Manx Motor Cycle Club it says, “Following discussions between the Manx Motor Cycle Club and the Department of Economic Development regarding the future direction of the Manx Grand Prix Festival, a provisional proposal and schedule has been agreed for 2013.”

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Fans Against The Proposed Changes To The Manx Grand Prix – Click Here

The Petition – Click Here

Statement issued by the Department of Economic Development and Manx Motor Cycle Club – Click Here

MESSAGE Received today 3rd August 2012

MGP petition due to close on August 3rd 2012, thank you for your support.

Overall we are very close to 10,000 signatures including the paper version which has been circulated.

Please make sure that anyone you know who supports the MGP and hasn’t signed does so in the next couple of days.

The Island’s Department of Economic Development are now speaking to the Manx Motorcycle Club with a view to resolving their differences.

This is due in no small part to you and everyone who has signed this petition.

It has shown that the great groundswell of opinion is in support of the races continuing as the Manx Grand Prix and retaining a strong programme of events for the elite clubman motorcycle racer.

We will be closely monitoring progress between the two parties, join the Manx Grand Prix Facebook Group to keep up to date with things. I am sure that with the support which we have shown that we will achieve a favourable outcome.

John McBride
Chairman Manx Grand Prix Riders Association

The Petition – Click Here

Statement issued by Department of Economic Development and Manx Motor Cycle Club

Following discussions between the Manx Motor Cycle Club and the Department of Economic Development regarding the future direction of the Manx Grand Prix Festival, a provisional proposal and schedule has been agreed for 2013.

The newly developed Festival will retain elements of the existing Manx Grand Prix Races, while also leveraging the TT brand in a new ‘Classic TT’, which will form part of a three-day classic meeting.

The Festival will consist of the ‘Classic TT Races’, ‘The Manx Grand Prix Races’, the ‘Manx Classic’ and ‘Manx Two Day’ Trials and the ‘VMCC Manx Rally’, which will include the Festival of Jurby. The festival will remain as a two-week event including a week of practice and qualifying. A title for the Festival will be confirmed shortly.

Four Classic TT Races will now take over the traditional middle weekend of racing and August Bank Holiday Monday, which will also feature the VMCC’s popular Festival of Jurby meeting on the Sunday, with Manx Grand Prix races scheduled to run on the following Wednesday and Friday.

The Department of Economic Development will promote the Classic TT and will contract the Manx Motor Cycle Club to deliver the races. Regulations for these races will be confirmed shortly. The Manx Motor Cycle Club will assume responsibility for the role of promoter and organiser of the Manx Grand Prix races, with financial assistance being provided by the Department.

Hon John Shimmin, MHK, Minister, Department of Economic Development commented:

“We are very pleased to announce progress with our ongoing discussions with the Manx Motor Cycle Club on the future direction of the event. We are confident that we have a clearly segmented and focused festival that can generate additional visitors to the Island and the team will look to further develop the Classic TT and Festival.”

Harvey Garton, Chairman, Manx Motor Cycle Club commented:

“We have a clear way forward for the Manx Grand Prix Races as part of the Festival and will be working closely with the Department of Economic Development to build and grow the event. We are now focusing all of our efforts on delivering a successful 2012 event.”

Statement on my gov.im – Click Here

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