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1 hour ago, Derek Flint said:

How about motorcycle engine powered Caterhams? 

Massed start, grid of say, 20? If they made it to the bottom of Bray Hill this could be the greatest spectacle in decades.

As in a heap of them stacked up at Ago's !?? 

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6 hours ago, Passing Time said:

They should utilise all of Jurby runways and create a short circuit up there. Yes it will be costly to begin with but think of the potential if done correctly

I think the short sighted decision to plant the prison there took away any prospect of that happening! There's no such thing as joined up thinking and strategy where our lot are concerned, they don't listen to anybody!

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10 hours ago, Max Power said:

I think the short sighted decision to plant the prison there took away any prospect of that happening! There's no such thing as joined up thinking and strategy where our lot are concerned, they don't listen to anybody!

The building of the prison caused the loss of a road circuit in the north.  I think it was called the Jurby West Circuit. 

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13 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

How about motorcycle engine powered Caterhams? 

Massed start, grid of say, 20? If they made it to the bottom of Bray Hill this could be the greatest spectacle in decades.

it would be sh*te because they are cars.....:)

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The road was wrecked with wagons going up there and then a frost created pot holes that the DOI patched and the circuit lost its licence with the ACU.

There are plans to revive it needs DOI to resurface and then the course be inspected. It's a cracking circuit.

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17 minutes ago, TomTucker said:

The road was wrecked with wagons going up there and then a frost created pot holes that the DOI patched and the circuit lost its licence with the ACU.

There are plans to revive it needs DOI to resurface and then the course be inspected. It's a cracking circuit.

A real favourite with riders and spectators too. It probably had a good future with a bit of imagination and investment.

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3 hours ago, finlo said:

I don't follow bike racing but how has the prison impacted that?

It didn't, condition of the roads, as posted above saw it off. The Jurby coast road section that it used was particularly bad. There was talk of it being resurrected with the reform of the Andreas club a couple of years ago but the roads would take some fixing first.

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8 hours ago, TomTucker said:

Yes Jurby South circuit used to run twice a year 

 

 

Never knew they raced that.

the stretch of road from Jurby church to about the old garden & greenhouses business is badly patched. The rest is alright. 

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It appears that the price of fuel will be going through the roof and many people will not be able to afford to use as much or will suffer cuts to their standard of living if they still have to. Meanwhile, we will waste huge quantities going round in circles as quickly as possible. This is when motor racing starts to look increasingly irrelevant. 

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42 minutes ago, joebean said:

It appears that the price of fuel will be going through the roof and many people will not be able to afford to use as much or will suffer cuts to their standard of living if they still have to. Meanwhile, we will waste huge quantities going round in circles as quickly as possible. This is when motor racing starts to look increasingly irrelevant. 

But if we had a medium sized music festival attracting similar numbers it would create just as much pollution and C02 emissions. But you would most likely have a different view on that. Being relevant is a personal opinion I assume you just dont like bikes.

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