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    Concern over Manx International Rally (Rally IoM) - from Manx Radio.
    An emergency motion has been tabled for this morning's sitting of Tynwald (Tues 17)
    It comes from East Douglas MHK Chris Robertshaw, who will ask that the Department of Infrastructure be instructed to work with organisers of the Manx Rally, after the DOI refused to sanction road closures on safety grounds, just 8 weeks before the event.
    Rally Isle of Man is due to take place between 13th and 15th September.

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    The emergency motion was withdrawn. The DOI is meeting the organisers on Thursday.

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    I'd like to know what the safety concerns are? What about the TT races?? !!! There's no rollcage on a motorbike!

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    People keep comparing it to the TT however if you read this article it sounds like the concerns are with the organisers not the nature of the sport.

    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=41852


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    Also don't think they are concerned for competitor safety as such more so spectators so they obviously came across a lot of infringements last year.



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    I presume it may be connected to these concerns from last year and that someone feels they haven't been adequately addressed since?


    https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/?p=60584


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    From Manxradio.com:

    Still no decision on Rally IoM

    Friday, July 20th, 2018 10:37am

    Gov't hopes to make announcement next week

    There has still been no decision made on whether Rally Isle of Man will go ahead, less than eight weeks before the scheduled start date.
    The event*is due to take place between 13 and 15 September.
    An emergency motion regarding*the shutting of highways*for*Rally Isle of Man*was tabled for Tuesday's Tynwald sitting.
    Chris Robertshaw MHK wanted to ask that Infrastructure bosses*work with organisers of the rally, after the department refused to*sanction road closures*for the event*on safety grounds.
    However, the motion was withdrawn.
    Officials from the department had organised*to meet with representatives of the rally yesterday (Thurs 19), to discuss the situation.
    Rally Isle of Man told Manx Radio*no decision had been made at the meeting, and it's thought the DoI now hopes to have an announcement early next week.
    Around 130 cars were due to compete in the rally, including competitors and spectators based off-Island who've already*booked their travel arrangements.
    The long-standing annual competition forms part of the British Rally Championships.

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