MANX GRAND PRIX WITH REVISED RACE STRUCTURE
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MANX GRAND PRIX WITH REVISED RACE STRUCTURE
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MANX MOTOR CYCLE CLUB AND DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT USHER IN NEW ERA FOR MANX GRAND PRIX WITH REVISED RACE STRUCTURE


Revised calendar, regulations and races designed to appeal to fans, sponsors and competitors

The Manx Motor Cycle Club and Department of Economic Development have been working together on the structure and definition of the Manx Grand Prix Races ahead of the 2011 event.

The significant changes include new classes and a revised calendar that will see the meeting ending with a high profile Classic Superbike Race. The team have also reviewed the replica criteria in the Classic Races to ensure that results are not skewed by the participation of current TT riders.

Developments to the race definition include the introduction of a Twin Cylinder (Super Twin) MGP Race incorporating 650cc four stroke and 250cc two stroke machines and the reworking of the Lightweight MGP Race, limiting the race to 400cc four stroke, 125cc two stroke and the exciting new 450cc single cylinder machines.

The regulations for the renamed 500cc Classic GP race have been modified to allow 350cc machines to enter, while the upper capacity limit of the Formula Classic Race has been increased to 850cc and the cut off date extended to 1974, which are both designed to increase the number of entries. Riders entering multiple Classic races will be given an entry fee discount which is also hoped will further boost the number of participants.

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As has become tradition over the last 32 years, the race programme will commence with a separate race for Newcomers to the TT Mountain Circuit. Aiming to keep spectator appeal to a maximum through the variety of racing machinery competing, each race day will feature both modern and classic bikes. Monday 29thAugust sees a combined 350cc and 250cc Classic Grand Prix followed by the Junior Manx Grand Prix Race.

Wednesday 31st August will feature the combined new Super Twin Manx Grand Prix Race and Lightweight MGP, which will follow the combined Formula Classic and 500cc Classic GP Races. The meeting culminates on Friday 2nd September with the Senior Manx Grand Prix for 750cc multi cylinder and 1000cc twin cylinder machines, followed by the newly titled Classic Superbike Race and concurrently run Junior Post Classic Race.

The organisers have changed rider eligibility for the modern races and will now consider entries from previous race winners wishing to compete, although riders who have competed in the TT for two years preceding the race, or who have won a TT replica within the previous four years, will not be eligible. The same terms will be applied to the awarding of Classic race replica’s, with replica times now based on the first finisher not to have competed in the two previous TT’s or been awarded a replica in the previous four years TT Races.

The race structure has been reviewed to improve safety for riders by reducing the number of starters to 90 in any one race, and for riders to start on their own, at ten second intervals, which is in line with the policy for the TT Races.

Bill Bennett, Chairman, Manx Motor Cycle Club, commented:

“We are working closely with the Isle of Man Government and the ACU to create a better festival for our classic and modern bike competitors that will also appeal to spectators and potential sponsors.”

Geoff Corkish, MBE, MHK, Political Member, Isle of Man Tourism, commented:

“I want to thank the Manx Motor Cycle Club for their concerted effort to improve the Manx Grand Prix Races, as an integral part of the Manx Grand Prix festival. We believe that the changes will appeal to competitors and visitors alike as we look to build on our ambition to become the world’s best classic racing experience.”
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26-11-2010, 07:48 PM
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Good changes in my opinion - only reservation is the large amount of K4's that will now be in the Senior, as well as the junior, but I'd rather see any bums on seats at the moment!

I think the replica changes should encourage people, and the incentive of a discount for entering more than one class will help with the financial conditions at the moment.

So come on people, let's up the entries next year!

David
27-11-2010, 03:08 PM
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After reading the new layout of MGP 2011 a lot of positives im glad to see.
I only have one reservation that is that the Blue Ribband of the Event should close the event as per TT in june other than that it looks like im going to be very busy at next years event should all my entry,s be accepted.
Senior MGP should close event roll on MGP 2011...... Irish Ago.
27-11-2010, 05:09 PM
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(27-11-2010, 05:09 PM)irishago Wrote: After reading the new layout of MGP 2011 a lot of positives im glad to see.
I only have one reservation that is that the Blue Ribband of the Event should close the event as per TT in june other than that it looks like im going to be very busy at next years event should all my entry,s be accepted.
Senior MGP should close event roll on MGP 2011...... Irish Ago.

The Blue Riband event IS closing the meeting, The Classic Superbike race!!!!!!! The 1980s are the future!!
Now the whinging about replicas should be over lets see the the fast boys on the Superbikes and relive the days of Crosby, Grant Dunlop etc.
Should be a great spectacle seeing Classic bikes being ridden fast. Look at the interest Michael Dunlop created riding one this year. And HOW fast, 1.3 secs away from being fastest of the meeting. Imagine if he was being pushed by Ryan and Guy.
Can,t wait.
27-11-2010, 10:17 PM
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(27-11-2010, 10:17 PM)rc30alfie Wrote:
(27-11-2010, 05:09 PM)irishago Wrote: After reading the new layout of MGP 2011 a lot of positives im glad to see.
I only have one reservation that is that the Blue Ribband of the Event should close the event as per TT in june other than that it looks like im going to be very busy at next years event should all my entry,s be accepted.
Senior MGP should close event roll on MGP 2011...... Irish Ago.

The Blue Riband event IS closing the meeting, The Classic Superbike race!!!!!!! The 1980s are the future!!
Now the whinging about replicas should be over lets see the the fast boys on the Superbikes and relive the days of Crosby, Grant Dunlop etc.
Should be a great spectacle seeing Classic bikes being ridden fast. Look at the interest Michael Dunlop created riding one this year. And HOW fast, 1.3 secs away from being fastest of the meeting. Imagine if he was being pushed by Ryan and Guy.
Can,t wait.

The Senior MGP is the Blue Riband, I can't help feeling that there seems to be a plan to push the modern bikes to the background, and fill the event with Classic races. I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of 'Classic' racing.
27-11-2010, 11:19 PM
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I guess from a safety point of view it's better to have the classics out after the modern Senior? Although I am in total agreement that the proper Senior should close the event.

Other than that, there seems to be some great changes!
28-11-2010, 10:08 PM
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(27-11-2010, 11:19 PM)chris Wrote:
(27-11-2010, 10:17 PM)rc30 alfie Wrote:
(27-11-2010, 05:09 PM)irishago Wrote: After reading the new layout of MGP 2011 a lot of positives im glad to see.
I only have one reservation that is that the Blue Riband of the Event should close the event as per TT in june other than that it looks like im going to be very busy at next years event should all my entry,s be accepted.
Senior MGP should close event roll on MGP 2011...... Irish Ago.

The Blue Riband event IS closing the meeting, The Classic Superbike race!!!!!!! The 1980s are the future!!
Now the whinging about replicas should be over lets see the the fast boys on the Superbikes and relive the days of Crosby, Grant Dunlop etc.
Should be a great spectacle seeing Classic bikes being ridden fast. Look at the interest Michael Dunlop created riding one this year. And HOW fast, 1.3 secs away from being fastest of the meeting. Imagine if he was being pushed by Ryan and Guy.
Can,t wait.

The Senior MGP is the Blue Riband, I can't help feeling that there seems to be a plan to push the modern bikes to the background, and fill the event with Classic races. I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of 'Classic' racing.

Paul Phillips doesn't want modern bikes at the manx ask him.
28-11-2010, 10:58 PM
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(28-11-2010, 10:08 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: I guess from a safety point of view it's better to have the classics out after the modern Senior? Although I am in total agreement that the proper Senior should close the event.


Other than that, there seems to be some great changes!

How does the 'safety point of view' affect this? Or have I missed something?


(28-11-2010, 10:58 PM)cregnybaa Wrote:
(27-11-2010, 11:19 PM)chris Wrote:
(27-11-2010, 10:17 PM)rc30 alfie Wrote:
(27-11-2010, 05:09 PM)irishago Wrote: After reading the new layout of MGP 2011 a lot of positives im glad to see.
I only have one reservation that is that the Blue Riband of the Event should close the event as per TT in june other than that it looks like im going to be very busy at next years event should all my entry,s be accepted.
Senior MGP should close event roll on MGP 2011...... Irish Ago.

The Blue Riband event IS closing the meeting, The Classic Superbike race!!!!!!! The 1980s are the future!!
Now the whinging about replicas should be over lets see the the fast boys on the Superbikes and relive the days of Crosby, Grant Dunlop etc.
Should be a great spectacle seeing Classic bikes being ridden fast. Look at the interest Michael Dunlop created riding one this year. And HOW fast, 1.3 secs away from being fastest of the meeting. Imagine if he was being pushed by Ryan and Guy.
Can,t wait.

The Senior MGP is the Blue Riband, I can't help feeling that there seems to be a plan to push the modern bikes to the background, and fill the event with Classic races. I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of 'Classic' racing.

Paul Phillips doesn't want modern bikes at the manx ask him.

Read the last sentence of Geoff Corkills statement,

''We believe that the changes will appeal to competitors and visitors alike as we look to build on our ambition to become the world’s best classic racing experience.”

I am sure that theres room for both but I am sure that the Classics attract far more visitors and thats what the MGP needs to be able to continue.
29-11-2010, 09:18 AM
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(28-11-2010, 10:08 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: I guess from a safety point of view it's better to have the classics out after the modern Senior? Although I am in total agreement that the proper Senior should close the event.

Other than that, there seems to be some great changes!

Come on Jo - you're not falling into the "oil-spilling Classics" rant, are you?

I always thought that you have more sense than that - or do I completely misunderstand?


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29-11-2010, 11:15 AM
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Ah Larry, I merely offered it as a suggestion! Of course I don't buy that theory. For a start, all four-strokes have oil containment even the ones with a dry sump!
29-11-2010, 11:17 AM
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Now perhaps Jo is referring to all the big singles that vibrate and leave lots of parts on the course... Big Grin

I can't wait..!!!!

Cheers..!

Ron - The crazy Yank..! Long live the MGP..!!!
29-11-2010, 06:28 PM
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