Jurby management contract up for renewal

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ISLE of Man Government officials have made a call for track organisers as they hunt for an operator to take over management duties at Jurby Airfield and Motodrome.

The former RAF base, which is owned by the Department of Infrastructure, is up for tender from February 1, 2019, and chiefs are keen to keep the circuit’s important history rolling.

While the Department will retain absolute control of the site, the management contractor will be responsible for upkeep, race organisation and availability around the island’s big events, including the Isle of Man TT, Manx Grand Prix, Classic TT and Southern 100.

“The site is the only permanent road racing facility for motorsports on the Island and, as such, is vitally important as it provides racing and practice for nurturing home grown talent,” said a government official. “Without the facility, grass roots development would be seriously hampered due to the cost of attending circuits in the UK.

“Jurby Motodrome is an essential facility for teams and local riders before and during TT, Southern 100 and the Festival of Motorcycling. It is also the only circuit available for car drivers to use for set-up and testing of their vehicles. It must continue to fulfil the needs of the Island’s motorsports events.”

For more details and instructions for possible procurement, visit www.gov.im/procurement. Expressions of interest must be submitted by noon on Friday, 16 November.

Jurby’s home racing organisation, Andreas Racing, has revealed a new membership structure for 2019 in a bid to regroup for a stronger 2019 – check out more on andreasracing.com.

*Image: Markspics

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