Great news and it confirms that those here on the Island who had the hatchetts out for the MGP were wrong.
There is a place for this race, especially now as the standard of the TT is back where it should be, there was a time not too long ago that the difference in speeds between the Manx and TT was a few mile per hour. The difference is now over 10mph partly due to the fact that there is still a 750cc limit to the Manx but the budget of your average TT rider is far greater than the self funding MGP rider.
This is a race that someone with talent and a reasonable budget can come to and do well, it gives all those good club and lower level national riders a chance to race competitively on the TT circuit, Those that do well move onto the TT so in that respect its a great place to cut your teeth and learn the circuit without the pressures of being up against the mega budget outfits.
As a meeting, it is a great one to attend, those that have been seem prefer the more laid back atmosphere, the riders are all very down to earth and approachable. The racing is as close as any and the without many of the idiots we seem to get at the TT, people can ride and enjoy the island in a more relaxed way. I always think of MGP supporters as the "Proper Racing Fans" , they are knowledgeable and respectful who come over to enjoy the Island and watch good racing and appreciate what the racers are sacrificing to be able to compete on the TT circuit.