Isle of Man TT seeking organiser for 2015

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The Isle of Man TT is seeking a commercial partner to run the famous race for a potential five year deal. The winning tender will provide all the services of race control for not only the two week event in June but also for the Classic TT in August.

The work required includes the operational running of the Races and any Parade activity on the TT Course, race entry administration, provision of race officials including stewards, course assessment and review, marshal recruitment, on-course medical services and the overseeing of road closure requests.

The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development holds the rights to run the race, but they are historically run by an external partner through a granted licence. The current holder of the licence is the ACU Events division of the sport’s UK governing body.

With the tender process a legal step required every five years by Manx government policy, it’s doubtful that a change in organisation is looming for the 108 year old event. Since taking over the running of the event a number of years ago, it has extensively modernised, and has went from strength to strength partly under the leadership of ACU clerk of course Gary Thompson.

The Department is requesting that anyone wishing to tender for the services expresses an interest by writing, by 27th November 2014, to Ed Swain, Procurement Services, The Treasury, Government Office, Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3PU or e-mail

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer