Ahead of next month’s Manx Classic, the organisers have announced enhancements to their marshals package to make the event as attractive a proposition as possible.
The event - principally supported by Ramsey Crookall, Mylchreests and IoM Steam Packet Co - has been running since 1989 and this year it again offers three days of action with a different challenge each day, from Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29.
The opening day of the popular Manx Motor Racing Club event sees the return of the Sloc hillclimb, while day two will be based at Glen Helen for the Creg Willey’s hill climb.
The event will conclude on the Saturday with the Lhergy Frissell hill climb, the longest of its type in the British Isles.
The event is only possible with the involvement of officials and marshals, and to offer the best possible package the club are offering a lunch pack for each day; Manx Petroleum Shell vouchers of up to £30 to help with out-of-pocket expenses; and orange marshals’ overalls to size and to keep.
Announcing the new package, event director Graham Malcolm, said: ’We have tried hard for the last 10 years to develop our team on the island and feel the time has now come to help the marshals in the same way as they are treated in the UK at a large proportion of events.
’We understand that there are many days when their support is needed at similar events in the island, and this package goes some way to offering the recognition they deserve.’
Importantly, organisers are stressing that there is no need to be a registered/accredited MSA marshal to become involved, as there has been some confusion over a scheme being introduced for rallying, that does not apply to hill climbs.
It should be noted that the vouchers will be awarded as £10 per day marshalled, and the marshal overalls will be available to those who cover all three days.
To be eligible for these parts of the package, volunteers need to register before this Saturday (March 18) and attend a training session on Saturday, April 8.
Registration forms are available from chief marshal, Paul Dewar - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
JURBY bike racing
starts up NEXT WEEK
The local road racing gets underway at Jurby Motodrome on Sunday week, courtesy of Andreas Racing Association.
Usual 1pm approximate start, solos and sidecars.