|STARS SHOULD BE LOOKED AFTER
ROAD racing hero David
Jefferies faces losing over £60,000 in potential earnings and appearance
money through the TT being cancelled, it is believed.
Yorkshire, will already be disappointed that the North West 200 in Northern
Ireland is not going ahead due to the foot-and-mouth situation, but the
cancellation of the TT will be a nightmare scenario for him.
have hoped to pick up prize money at both events and was favourite to win all
the TT races he entered.
At the TT it was likely that he would have
competed in the Formula 1 and Senior, which offer maximum prize money of
£20,000 each for first place, along with the Production (£6,500)
and Junior races (£8,000).
Last year he won three races in the
Island and set a new lap record round the Mountain Circuit of 125mph.
Ironically, David wasnt due to return to the TT this year as he
had hoped to ride in the British Superbike Championship, but his plans fell
through and he then decided to come to the Island again with V&M Racing.
V&M spokesman Doris Valentine said that the team are disappointed
that it is cancelled, as it is a very prestigious race meeting for
She said: The NW 200 and the Isle of Man TT are the most
exciting races of the year. David loved competing in the Island, she
However David could be back in the future even though this
years event wont go ahead. Mrs Valentine added: He will
definitely be back if he has not got a deal where he cant do the
TT commentator Geoff Cannell MHK believes that the leading
riders should be looked after now that the TT has been cancelled.
He said: I feel very strongly for some of the leading competitors
who rely on the TT for the bulk of their income. Many have supported us well in
the past. I hope we dont lose those, we have lost a lot of good riders
from accidents and retirements and we have to look after the people who ride in
the TT exclusively.
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