Racing on the Lord's Day — big changes afoot.

PLANS to close Manx roads for Sunday motorsport events have been unveiled. Tourism and Leisure Minister Martyn Quayle said the idea was to hold additional two and four-wheel events to attract visitors to the Island for a weekend of racing.

He dismissed the suggestion that the measures were ultimately aimed at reducing the length of the TT or MGP or scrapping Mad Sunday. But he said it could make the likelihood greater of live television coverage of the TT. Currently, racing is not permitted on the Lord’s Day except in very limited circumstances. More.