RR » Manx Grand Prix loses historic title


'I think it's good that people are starting to look at the bigger picture for the Manx Grand Prix and although some people won't like to hear this, the event needed a lift' - Michael Dunlop

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dommie - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 2:34 PM

steam packet company is already celebrating by hikin its prices by several times the rate of inflation 'its almost three times the price of getting to ireland and thats on a propper ferry

pp916 - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 4:37 PM

@ dommie....

That's exactly why I don't go to the TT or the Manx, its always been way cheaper to head off into Europe to GP or WSB rounds....I was sort of interested in the Manx next year with the new format but if they're going to continue taking the pi*s over ferry fares etc they can forget it....

PatrickD

October 24, 2012 5:25 PM

Is there a more lucrative ferry crossing in the world?
Those robbing gits have kept me away from the racing for years now, and will continue to do so. Is there no monopolies and mergers commission to approach about this, I wonder? Sponsoring a race or 2 doesn't wash. Opportunist scum.

Smokin - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 6:38 PM

Despite all the criticism I think the new format is a great move. There are going to be some top riders on some fabulous bikes plus the clubbie races. A real alternative to the TT. RC30s, OWs, FZRs, big Kwakas, old school GP 2 strokes (I know of one ex top GP Yamaha that plans to make an appearance!).

Steam Racket remains an issue, but the overseas GP and WSBK events don't compare to a week on the island.

> - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 7:32 PM

Dont panic too much this will be sold as a means to keep racing going bla bla then slowly people will start to realise this is all done in the same vein/ eithos as BSB.

A championship where the only people involved benefiting, are the organisers.

Goldsmith - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 8:21 PM

I agree that the word Manx should remain the same but the format looks quite good. I also don't understand why the Manx government let the Steam Racket company hold the Island to ransom. It must be the most expensive ferry crossing in Europe and is stoping so many people from using the Island for a racing holiday or any holiday for that matter.

anonymous - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 10:03 PM

I'd love to go. But not when a return trip on the Steaming Racket ships costs the same as 5 nights accommodation.

The Manx organisers should realise that those thieving gits are a good part of why attendance is so poor.

Greg - Unregistered

October 25, 2012 4:04 AM

"Some of the current top stars from the TT are also being lined up to compete at the festival, including Mountain legend John McGuinness."

No "current top stars" should be able to compete at the Manx GP !!!
It doesn't need them and I know the rest of the riders do not want them there.....thats what the TT is for !!

Smokin - Unregistered

October 25, 2012 11:36 AM

But the top riders are not competing at what you might regard as the manx. They are competing in the classic side of the event and in that class they are needed to help boost the event and keep the numbers up.

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