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Manx GP Recognition Lap Project Launches

Although there’s no racing around the fabled, mythical Mountain Course this August, two wheel machines a plenty look set to still take to the most famous of all roads courses next month, following the recent launch of the Manx GP recognition lap series.

Taking place during what would have been Manx GP race week (22nd August-4th September), the public have the chance to circulate a 37 and three quarter miles lap of the Mountain Course or any public roads worldwide in memory of anyone affiliated with the almost 100 years old event.

Manx Motorcycle Club Director, Travelling Marshal, former Newcomers Senior race winner Jim Hunter, who has created the recognition lap project, stated via Facebook the following information about the innovative idea:

“• Ride 37¾ miles over the Manx GP period in recognition or memory of anyone associated with the Manx Grand Prix.

• Rider / official / fan / marshal – anyone who loves / loved the Manx GP.

• Do the 37¾ miles on the Isle of Man or anywhere else – ride it / drive it / sidecar / push iron – doesn’t matter.

•Just get on touch. Give us a surname / photograph / few sentences about why that individual is special to you. Even better, send a short video clip with your thoughts.”

“• We’ll got one of these lovely stickers made up for you MGP Celebration Facebook Page , with the surname of the person you wish to recognise / remember.

• Well share on Manx Grand Prix 2020 Celebration

• Make us a donation if you want. If we make any money, we’ll be putting it out to ACU Benevolent Fund, Manx GP Supporters Club, Southern 100 Supporters Club, Van Trip + other charities (to be confirmed).

• I’m doing my 37¾ in memory of: Jamie Adam (Competitor), Conor Turner (Marshal), Billy Goulding (my Grandad).”

Words by Stevie Rial

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