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Chief Sector Marshal removed following social media comments

Tue, 25 Jan 2022


A Chief Sector Marshal has been removed from his role following critical comments made on social media.

Race organisers said the individual’s position as an Official of the races was untenable

The TTMA held an emergency Board of Directors meeting to discuss the issue.

In a statement, ACU Events Ltd, race organiser of the TT Races and Manx Grand Prix, and the Isle of Man TT Marshals Association said: "The individual concerned was given the opportunity to withdraw the comments but declined.  The same individual had already been in dispute with the race organisation about the new Safety Management System, introduced to ensure the maximum possible level of safety for competitors and individuals officiating on the TT Mountain Course. It is also considered unacceptable for any individual to undermine such a critical initiative."

"Both the TTMA and ACUE, and the Isle of Man Government, remain grateful, and respect the commitment, from the thousands of volunteers who give up their time to officiate at any Motorsport event on the Island. However, any official, particularly one who accepts a senior position within the race organisation, is required to operate in line with protocols commensurate with the role and prestige of the event and to adhere to the ACU National Sporting Code with regard to officiating on the TT Mountain Course. "
 

 

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