It was confirmed last evening, by the Isle of Man’s Department of Economic Development, that Vision Nine who where anticipated to take over promotion of the TT Races and Classic TT Races in 2017, won’t be involved in the running of either events, in the future.
The original contract struck up with Vision Nine and the DED (Department of Economic Development) has been shelved.
Photo by Mark Corlett
Yesterday the Isle of Man government, issued a statement, on this matter:
“Following discussions with other Isle of Man Government Departments, the Department of Economic Development has decided to discontinue the current independent promoter tender process for the TT Races and Classic TT Races.
The Department of Economic Development can confirm that Vision Nine has been formally informed.
As previously stated, The Department of Economic Development will continue to work with the other Government Departments and independent contractors to deliver the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races.
Laurence Skelly, MHK, the Minister for the Department of Economic Development, supports a review of the future delivery of the TT Races and Classic TT Races for the benefit of the Isle of Man.
The Department has been advised by lawyers acting on behalf of Vision Nine of their intention to issue legal proceedings and in the circumstances the matter is now sub judice.”
The DED will continue to promote the TT and Classic TT next year, whilst looking to the future it’s not clear as to whether an alternative company will become involved in the running of the Isle of Man’s showpiece roads events.
Words by Stevie Rial