The Manx GP has been awarded the FIM International status, which replaces the previous ‘European Open’ status. The title now means competitors from around the world, such as from Australia, New Zealand and the USA, are able to compete on their own federation’s licence and will not have to apply for a European version before they can take part.
The 2012 season saw over fifty newcomers taking place in the three newcomer category races, with participants coming from Sweden, Denmark, France, USA, Austria, Germany and many other countries. Harvey Garton, Chairman of the Manx Motorcycle Club said;
‘We’re delighted the meeting has secured FIM status as it will now make it easier for competitors outside the core European countries to participate under their own federation’s licence.’