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MMCC offers lap cancellation explanation

Confusion over differing reasons given

The Manx Motor Cycle Club claims a lack of experience was the reason why it decided Claire Lomas MBE would not be allowed to do her lap at the Festival of Motorcycling.

That's what it said in a statement it put out on Wednesday evening.

But that is not what Claire herself was told on Friday last week.

The reason she was given then was the lap wouldn't be able to go ahead because of 'operational circumstances', because non-racing activities such as this 'are always difficult to fit in'.

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