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  1. Derek Flint

    TT 2018

    https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/senior-lawyer-to-lead-mercer-inquiry/
  2. Derek Flint

    Supertour 2018

    We are happy enough Charlie. But thanks for your concern. Means a lot.
  3. Derek Flint

    Supertour 2018

    Cheers Doc - noted!
  4. Derek Flint

    Supertour 2018

    That Escort was the wolf in sheeps clothing. I’ve never seen anything move like it. And Maseratis are certainly something that divide opinion! We did have a few classics in the mix after and approach from a local club. A “super classic” was something we’d been toying with as a future stand alone so we took the opportunity to see how they would run. Seems to work fine and they are a mega enthusiastic bunch. we’ll see where it takes us from here. Lots learned for yr 1.
  5. Derek Flint

    Supertour 2018

    "Instagrim" Had a decent couple of days all told. Few changes to make, and bits to tweak, but happy enough. (By the way - Is it just an age thing with me or is instagram a bugger to work? I never seem to be able to press the right buttons to get any sense out of it! )
  6. Derek Flint

    Cost of the TT & Festival of Motorsport?

    It came from a credible, reliable source, directly to me. Not someone who is known to make things up.
  7. Derek Flint

    Smart Meters are coming

    Can we not just use the £18m to pay down more of the debt, and revisit this when it is paid off?
  8. Derek Flint

    Cost of the TT & Festival of Motorsport?

    I believe Red Bull made an approach a few years ago but were told to do one. Seriously though, if the TT was handed to them, it would take it to a whole different level. The money they spent just on the Dougie Lampkin wheelie was indicative of that. They are a seriously slick PR machine, well versed to managing extreme sports. The place would transform, and investors in hotels etc would have new found confidence. They get my vote.
  9. Derek Flint

    Cost of the TT & Festival of Motorsport?

    That's fair comment MP - Still shoestring at £5.5m really.
  10. Derek Flint

    Cost of the TT & Festival of Motorsport?

    Nearer 2 Finlo - but I think that is what would be described as a 'hidden cost'! I am genuinely surprised that putting the whole shebang on only costs £950k. I'd have thought it was much higher than that. Or if it isn't, perhaps it should be. At least we know now.
  11. Derek Flint

    Cost of the TT & Festival of Motorsport?

    I think this actually says one thing; we actually run it on a shoestring.
  12. Derek Flint

    TT 2018

    People don't seem to have grasped this at all. A senior official has had a personal pop at me on Social Media in quite incorrect and vitriolic terms after my views on the incident at Ballacrye were part of an article in the paper. He almost insinuates that errors didn't happen, and it didn't need investigating. If Olivers Mount can be cancelled due to failing to satisfy the ACU that it is worthy of a licence, then as La C. rightly points out, that is where our concern should lie in respect of threats to the event. Dan's crash and untimely death was part of racing. The other one was a systems failure - or if it wasn't then goodness knows what it is. Either way, I hope it gets sorted out quickly. Its not nice being on the end of an investigation for a protracted period
  13. Derek Flint

    Cost of the TT & Festival of Motorsport?

    She’s holding her own nicely in the big smoke, but it will be some time before any of us are rubbing shoulders with the Rainiers! I thought London property was dear, but it’s just nuts down there. They are looking to create more land to build on too, so the demand must be there!
  14. Derek Flint

    Cost of the TT & Festival of Motorsport?

    It’s a strange place. I could afford to live there, but not actually live there, if that makes sense. Property prices are bonkers, but the cost of living is OK.
  15. Derek Flint

    Cost of the TT & Festival of Motorsport?

    Things I like about Monaco Its not dear to get there Its not overly dear to stay there Its not overly expensive to eat out. A weekly shop is no dearer than here. The weather is quite nice Its not in the least bit ashamed of what it is. Its clean People tend to have a bit of style, rather than bumming around in trackies
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