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Eddie Nelson replaced as Clerk of the TT Course

Thu, 23 Jun 2011

There's change at the top for the organisers of the TT races.

Eddie Nelson is no longer the Clerk of the Course and will be replaced by Gary Thompson, current General Secretary of the ACU, for next year's event.

The move is said to come following a 'wide ranging review' of the management of the races.

Mr Nelson will still be involved as safety officer.

There was controversy involving Mr Nelson at TT 2011 when he sent out a radio message to marshals telling them to 'stop whinging about nothing.'

Some of the volunteers had been unhappy about how long they had to wait to leave the course after the races had finished.

A number of them threatened to quit after Mr Nelson's remarks and he later made a public apology.

The review also sees the introduction of a Chief Paddock Marshal.

The job will go to ACU Event's Operations Manager Stuart Drummond who will also manage the Park Fermé area.

[Interview with Gary Thompson below]



  • New Clerk of the TT Course Gary Thompson


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