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9 minutes ago, Passing Time said:

No they didn't, try reading up on it and post something factual for a change...

Ah sorry, it's just the circuit with the most deaths occurring on it then.

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3 minutes ago, Mysteron said:

I don't doubt that's correct.  However, the marshals I know were referring to 'Isle of Man PLC' rather than seasonal businesses.  The island's livelihood relied on the TT according to them.

It probably doesn't, but a number of business employing a number of staff is fairly significant in a local sense at least.

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5 minutes ago, Mysteron said:

Everything has its day, and I suppose the skill is in knowing when to actually call it a day.  In my opinion, the TT defenders etc are beginning to sound a bit like the National Rifle Association in the USA defending the right to bear arms.   

A big difference, apart from anything guns are used to kill other people, so a poor analogy.  

I personally know two people killed on skiing holidays in the past two years, an industry backed by the governments of those countries . Although involved in the sport, I didn't know any of the riders killed in 2019 or 2022 at the TT.

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7 minutes ago, Max Power said:

A big difference, apart from anything guns are used to kill other people, so a poor analogy.  

I personally know two people killed on skiing holidays in the past two years

So when the whole world was shut down for travel your mates went on skiing holidays?

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46 minutes ago, Steady Eddie said:

Just to interject on all the doom and gloom. I saw this up at the Creg yesterday in the burger hut by the grandstand. Just pointing out that charging a £1 surcharge for people to pay by debit card is illegal in the IOM just as it is everywhere else in the UK you greedy shits. 

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Changed when we (the UK) left the EU.

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1 hour ago, Newsdesk said:

The sidecars got only a few laps of practice in that’s for sure. You get a sense of panic setting in on the PR side already. The delays in the red flag system (isn’t this new for this year?) also seem to have fired a lot more sidecar crews into this mess given how close the incident was to the starting line. As someone has said above a delay of even 30 seconds will fire a lot more crews into an already bad situation. I would guess they’re waiting for news on the rider before saying anything further. 

They know they're fucked. This could be an even bigger PR disaster than the Mercer incident.  They kept firing sidecars down the hill for a whole minute after it occurred? Wow.

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39 minutes ago, HeliX said:

It probably doesn't, but a number of business employing a number of staff is fairly significant in a local sense at least.

The money saved by cancelling TT would balance out any unemployment benefits. 

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Delays in the red flag system are nothing new, infact it’s probably better now than it’s even been but flag marshals still have to wait for the go ahead from race control before red flags can be displayed. The crowd were shouting ‘red flag, red flag!’ as soon as they saw the fireball, much like they were with the last incident on Bray Hill, it seems to take an absolute age for red flags to go out and it’s horrible to witness someone going full pelt into the scene, should be instant red flag displayed when you can see it’s a big smash and race control informed it’s a red flag incident, not the other way round.

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