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Excitement building for 2014 IMGold Manx Grand Prix

Excitement is building for the IMGold Manx Grand Prix, and there is still travel availability.

Competitors representing eighteen countries will line up on Glencrutchery Road, including riders from destinations as far flung as the United States of America, Australia and the Faroe Islands as well as Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Austria. Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man are all well represented.

Entries are at their highest number since 2003. The five race programme – Newcomers (A, B and C) Race, the Junior, the Supertwin, Lightweight and the Senior – was oversubscribed with multiple entries for each class.

Following a week of qualifying, which starts on Saturday 16 August, the racing gets under way in earnest with the now traditional curtain raiser, the Newcomers Race, which this year runs on Monday 25 August. This year 76 newcomers will line up in the three category races – up to 750cc, 650cc and 125/400cc.

After a series of races, the meeting concludes with the prestigious Blue Riband Senior TT, which is sponsored this year by Martin Bullock’s Full Factory – Winnerswear. Past winners of this iconic Race include Harold Daniel (1933), Geoff Duke (1949) and Phil Read (1960). None of the confirmed starters has ever won the race before so a new name will be inscribed on the trophy. As well as the stunning trophies, this year’s race winners will each also receive a silver ingot from MGP sponsor IMGold.

Meanwhile, the Island’s travel and accommodation providers are advising that there is still some availability on certain routes to experience this year’s event.

There is very limited availability in the Island’s hotels over the August Bank Holiday weekend (22 to 25 August) although there is some capacity during qualifying and later in the week during the Manx Grand Prix.

 

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