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MGP supporters concerned by impact of changes

Tue, 15 May 2012

A protester involved in the demonstration outside Tynwald
A protester involved in the demonstration outside Tynwald

Supporters of the Manx Grand Prix have been protesting outside today's Tynwald sitting.

They're against the changes the government is proposing to make to the event.

They include reducing the length of the festival to 10 days, putting more emphasis on classic bikes and holding all races over the August bank holiday.

Those opposed think more modern classes need to be included and say the dates will clash with several other motorsport events.

They also believe the government has ignored the organisers during the consultation process.

One of the demonstrators Debbie Barron believes the modern Manx Grand Prix is needed to give experience to future TT competitors [play clip]

 

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