MANX GRAND PRIX GETS FIM INTERNATIONAL MEETING STATUS
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MANX GRAND PRIX GETS FIM INTERNATIONAL MEETING STATUS
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The Manx Grand Prix, the Mountain Course race run in August on the Isle of Man, has this year received 'FIM International' status in its 90th year, replacing the event's previous 'European Open' status.

The new status means that competitors from countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the USA can now compete on their own federation licences. They previously had to hold an ACU, SACU or European licence and therefore be granted licences through other country governing bodies before they were able to compete in the meeting.

The growing International profile of the Manx Grand Prix was reflected in the 2012 meeting, which saw competitors from a number of international countries competing for the first time on the Island.

Over fifty newcomers participated in the three newcomers races in 2012 with riders from Sweden, Czech Republic, Finland, Netherlands, France, Denmark, USA, Germany, Austria, Faroe Islands and Belgium all taking to the mountain course for the first time. Kamil Holan, who won the 'Newcomers A' race, was not only the first Czech Republic winner but also the first non-British, Manx or Irish rider to win a modern race.

Harvey Garton, Chairman, Manx Motor Cycle Club commented:

"We are delighted that the meeting has secured FIM international status as it will now make it easier for competitors outside the core European countries to participate in the meeting under their own federation's licence. The growing international profile of the event means that we are receiving more and more enquiries from competitors outside the usual participating countries and this new status will make it easier for them to compete."

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All I can say is... YES YES YES..!!!

Cheers..!!!

Ron
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(23-11-2012, 05:43 AM)Gstarron Wrote: All I can say is... YES YES YES..!!!

Cheers..!!!

Ron


I bet the Irish support class riders arent saying that. So what mindless moronic imbecile thought that idea up then ? Dont tell me, I can guess !


ammo

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(23-11-2012, 07:31 AM)ammo Wrote:
(23-11-2012, 05:43 AM)Gstarron Wrote: All I can say is... YES YES YES..!!!

Cheers..!!!

Ron


I bet the Irish support class riders arent saying that. So what mindless moronic imbecile thought that idea up then ? Dont tell me, I can guess !


ammo

Please explain!Icon_eek


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Ammo, am i missing something?
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Well, in the past, a non-ACU racer could not enter the MGP without going through major hoops... Those of you in the ACU areas are the same as if you raced the TT, license wise.. There is a certain fancy fellow that just lost all the people that were living with him... heh...

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(23-11-2012, 10:49 AM)dedhummm Wrote:
(23-11-2012, 07:31 AM)ammo Wrote:
(23-11-2012, 05:43 AM)Gstarron Wrote: All I can say is... YES YES YES..!!!

Cheers..!!!

Ron


I bet the Irish support class riders arent saying that. So what mindless moronic imbecile thought that idea up then ? Dont tell me, I can guess !


ammo

Please explain!Icon_eek


Dave

Difficult if not impossible for an Irish Support class rider to get an International Licence.

I'm surprised at the MMMC, unless they've been got at by the wonks in the DED.

Harvey G, explain yourself !!!
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There is an Editors Note to the news item from the Press Release which reads as follows:-

The following wording will appear in the Manx Motor Cycle Club's Manx Grand Prix Regulations to clarify License requirements: ACU and SACU licence holders must have held as a minimum a National Licence issued by the ACU or the SACU for at least six months prior to the first day of practising. Competitors from other FMN’s must have held an FIM International Non - Championship Licence for a minimum of six months prior to the first day of practising.


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(24-11-2012, 05:13 AM)Malcolm Wrote: .

There is an Editors Note to the news item from the Press Release which reads as follows:-

The following wording will appear in the Manx Motor Cycle Club's Manx Grand Prix Regulations to clarify License requirements: ACU and SACU licence holders must have held as a minimum a National Licence issued by the ACU or the SACU for at least six months prior to the first day of practising. Competitors from other FMN’s must have held an FIM International Non - Championship Licence for a minimum of six months prior to the first day of practising.


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Wonderful, innit ? So all these Irish support class riders whove supported this meeting through thick and thin in the past have now been s**t on from a great height by a bunch of total Wazacks.

ammo



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