Appeal to former MGP riders

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Retired Manx Grand Prix riders can sample a closed roads lap of the Mountain Course this year as part of the riders’ reunion event.

The event is being organised by the Manx Grand Prix Riders’ Association which is offering all its members a package of six attractions during the course of this year’s Manx Grand Prix.

Top of the list for anyone wanting to remember the thrill of setting off down Glencrutchery Road for a race or practice session is the closed roads parade lap of the Mountain Course, which takes place on Friday August 29 at 10.15am.

Lap speed will be controlled by the travelling marshals.

For those wanting more track time, there is also the chance for participants to fire up their bikes again - this time at the Jurby Festival track sessions. As part of one of the biggest events of the fortnight which sees thousands of bikes descend on the Jurby race circuit riders get a minimum of two (possibly four) track sessions during the course of the day which also includes laps by celebrities, displays of rare and vintage bikes, music, food and a variety of stalls.

The VMCC Festival of Jurby is on Sunday August 24 and the package includes lunch for two on the day.

Race day spectators’ tickets for two people to watch from the grandstand on either Wednesday or Friday are included.

The VIP hospitality suite at the grandstand is the venue for the MGP party which takes place on Wednesday August 27 and includes the Newcomers’ prize presentations ceremony.

The final attraction as the curtain falls on this year’s racing is the prize presentation on Friday night (August 29) at the Villa Marina.

Cost for the complete package is £190 to members of the MGPRA or £200 to non-members (including £10 membership fee) Entry to all events is for two people except the parade lap and Jurby track sessions. Contact the Manx Motor Cycle Club for more details.

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