Enjoy a unique MGP this year by backing a race newcomer
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Enjoy a unique MGP this year by backing a race newcomer
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One of this years newcomers who already has backing

Manx Grand Prix organisers are offering fans the chance to get more involved in this year’s races by backing a newcomer.

The Manx Grand Prix Back a Newcomer scheme was piloted last year with the aim of getting some financial support for the riders as well as offering a unique extra dimension to the races for some of the fans.

Travelling marshal Jim Hunter, who also recruits new riders to the event and runs information weekends said: ‘We have an amazing entry this year of more than 70 riders for the Manx Grand Prix Newcomers’ Race so it would be really good to see some of the supporters get involved with the scheme.’

Anyone who wishes can simply make a donation of any amount, or, for £200 they can choose a specific rider to back. In return they get their name on the bike and they can visit the paddock to meet the rider and their team. In addition, they get lunch at the Jurby Festival of Speed, which takes place on the middle Sunday at the end of practice week, and they also get admission to the Newcomers’ prize presentation.

Another perk of the scheme allows backers a seat in the grandstand for the Senior Manx Grand Prix race and they also get a signed photograph of their rider competing in their race.

For £250, those benefits also extend to the backer’s guest.

The scheme was launched last year.

One of the backers told the organisers: ‘Our rider and his family were super and we liked having this extra interest in the event. The lunch, party and presentation evening were all wonderful and we would be very pleased to join the scheme again next year. Thank you so much for a treasured memento.’

To find out more about the scheme check the Facebook page which has details of all the Newcomers in this year’s event who would be delighted to receive some backing from anyone generous enough to offer. All money received goes directly to help riders and support their efforts either in visiting and learning the course beforehand or supporting them during the event itself.

For more information contact Jim via the Facebook page.

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06-07-2015, 11:28 AM
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