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T.T. World Series on hold

Promoter for T.T. to be appointed ahead of 2016 event

Plans to launch a T.T. World Series have been put on hold.

In January, the Isle of Man Government said the idea was viable after paying the London-based Sports Consultancy nearly £190,000 to explore its feasibility.

But the Department of Economic Development has decided to shelve those plans and concentrate on growing the T.T. and Classic T.T..

A partner to promote the home events will be appointed ahead of T.T. 2016.

DED Minister Laurence Skelly says further development of the T.T. and Classic T.T. will boost the Manx economy.

And he says there is a risk that a World Series at this time could take the focus away from the Isle of Man meetings:-

DED Minister Laurence Skelly says it's time to move commercial aspects such as licensing, broadcast rights and retail away from the Isle of Man Government:-

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