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Manx Grand Prix set for early start

It's been confirmed this year's Manx Grand Prix will start an hour earlier than usual.

The first practice session, on Saturday, August 21, will commence at 5pm to accommodate the large number of debutants who've signed up for the 2010 event.

Clerk of the course for the MGP Phil Taubman says he's sorry for the extra time being taken, but adds it's necessary to give all the newcomers a chance to learn the course and fulfil Auto Cycle Union criteria.

He says on a positive note it shows the MGP remains as popular as ever, if not more so:

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