Reconsider the current proposals in order to preserve the Manx Grand Prix
  • Petitioned Isle Of Man Government

This petition was delivered to:

Isle Of Man Government

Reconsider the current proposals in order to preserve the Manx Grand Prix

    1. John McBride
    2. Petition by

      John McBride

      Douglas, Isle of Man

  1.  
  2.   
August 2012

Victory

John McBride: Isle of Man government will reconsider changes to Manx Grand Prix

We the undersigned, as supporters of the Manx Grand Prix
totally understand and support the need for various positive
changes to the Manx Grand Prix format to enhance its
commercial viability and appeal.

However we are of the opinion that the Isle of Man Government
may have behaved naively in their dealings with the Manx Motor
Cycle Club, the historical guardians of the Manx Grand Prix,
when formulating their contentious proposals.

It could be considered that if the proposals are progressed
in the current format it will precipitate the demise of the
Manx Grand Prix and deny many the privilege and opportunity to
race on undoubtedly the greatest road circuit in the world

We would hope the government will reconsider their current
proposals with regard to the 'Clubman's TT' and Classic
races in terms of the number of classes and riders, and to
consider alternative proposals which would enhance and
secure the Manx Grand Prix and its organising club.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. MGP petition due to close on August 3rd 2012, thank you for your support.

      John McBride
      Petition Organizer

      Overall we are very close to 10,000 signatures including the paper version which has been circulated.
      Please make sure that anyone you know who supports the MGP and hasn't signed does so in the next couple of days.

      The Island's Department of Economic Development are now speaking to the Manx Motorcycle Club with a view to resolving their differences. This is due in no small part to you and everyone who has signed this petition. It has shown that the great groundswell of opinion is in support of the races continuing as the Manx Grand Prix and retaining a strong programme of events for the elite clubman motorcycle racer.

      We will be closely monitoring progress between the two parties, join the Manx Grand Prix Facebook Group to keep up to date with things. I am sure that with the support which we have shown that we will achieve a favourable outcome.

      John McBride
      Chairman Manx Grand Prix Riders Association

    2. Reached 5,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jeff HintonJeffH ABERGELE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Keep Mgp as it is

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Tom Caughlin CRANBROOK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      It would be a absolute disgrace to end such a historic event

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Dorothy Gillett GLOS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Io prevent MGP in present format being lost.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Ian Foster HONG KONG, HONG KONG
      • over 1 year ago

      because the IoM TT is the best Biker event on Planet Earth ... bar none!! It should be preserved for ever.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Gerry Burns NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      because I believe the Manx is vital part of the training progression and sorting process for the TT as well as being an integral part of Manx cultural and classical motorcycle heritage which must be preserved. It also provides a massive annual financial boost to the tourist industry. Don't let the Govt. ruin this. Listen to the people. God Bless the MGP.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.