DED pledges upgrade to MGP facilities

Conditions prompt assessment

Improvements to facilities in the Manx Grand Prix paddock are in the pipeline for next year.

That promise from the Department of Economic Development's member for motorsport Rob Callister, after criticism of provision for riders and teams at this year's event.

Chairman of the Manx Motorcycle Club Harvey Garton said conditions for many riders in the sprawling paddock in Noble's Park are not up to scratch - or missing altogether.

Limited shower and toilet facilities, lack of an electrical supply and being out of range of the PA system are among the concerns.

Mr Callister says he and fellow DED member Tim Crookall MLC are having an urgent look at the problem:

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