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14 minutes ago, Youaintseenme said:

So as at the end of today a couple of races will have run at reduced distance and we still have three to run tomorrow.

The issues I see there are that one of not both of the remaining singles races will need to be shortened if not cancelled, and that fans have had a few days where the only singles race has been the super twin.

People have taken time off work and paid fortunes to visit, compete, sponsor etc.

Races could have been run yesterday other than the road closure stipulating  they must open between 5 and 6.  Without that relatively new constraint they could have had the super sport race.

If the roads could have closed earlier this morning we could have had a reduced distance super sport race.

So my question is nothing to with with if The TT should take place, because it does, but since people spend so much money on getting here should the island not show a bit more flexibility in road closures to allow the event to actually run?

Its and inconvenience anyway so does getting home from work late one night really make a big enough difference to locals to justify annoying the people who have come here with their hard earned cash?

Is there a reason the race wasn't run this morning? The weather forecast hasn't changed since yesterday. Why did they plan for this afternoon? 

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15 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

Is there a reason the race wasn't run this morning? The weather forecast hasn't changed since yesterday. Why did they plan for this afternoon? 

That’s my point.  The road closure order doesn’t allow them to close the roads until 11:30 on the Tuesday or Thursday.

It was becoming apparent yesterday lunchtime that the windows for racing were then until late afternoon/early evening, and then this morning 

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42 minutes ago, Youaintseenme said:

since people spend so much money on getting here should the island not show a bit more flexibility in road closures

No. Visitors should just be grateful and show some respect to the GMT who pay for the event. 

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8 minutes ago, Youaintseenme said:

That’s my point.  The road closure order doesn’t allow them to close the roads until 11:30 on the Tuesday or Thursday.

It was becoming apparent yesterday lunchtime that the windows for racing were then until late afternoon/early evening, and then this morning 

I suppose if a funeral service is booked then that's the end of that. 

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1 minute ago, Bandits said:

We’ve now changed our minds. Bookings are actually up we just didn’t know. Are the booking numbers publicly available as it seems a big change to go from 1,000 people down to 10% up! 

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/visitor-numbers-up-significantly-more-than-initially-thought/

They made a guess. The actual was a little higher than the guess. I guess.

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1 minute ago, Twitch said:

They made a guess. The actual was a little higher than the guess. I guess.

Funny in my business we know what our income is. We don’t just guess it before we  issue a press release about it. 

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5 minutes ago, Bandits said:

We’ve now changed our minds. Bookings are actually up we just didn’t know. Are the booking numbers publicly available as it seems a big change to go from 1,000 people down to 10% up! 

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/visitor-numbers-up-significantly-more-than-initially-thought/

No doubt including the canny locals turning to the Liverpool boat in number because flying is shit

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19 minutes ago, english zloty said:

No doubt including the canny locals turning to the Liverpool boat in number because flying is shit

Either that or they’ve revised the 2019 numbers to make the 2022 comparison look better. 

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1 minute ago, Roxanne said:

It’s a two week event. People are arriving and departing all the time.

Do you really have to be disparaging about every single thing that’s posted? 

The SPC has been booked out for months. Unless they’ve put extra ships on at the last minute their booking this week will be the same as last week. You haven’t been able to book a ticket for weeks. 

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