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Plans for IOM TT-style race in Scotland gather pace

Plans to hold an Isle of Man TT-style race meeting on the borders of England and Scotland are gathering pace with organisers getting backing from MPs, local councillors, racers and race teams.

If given the go ahead, the plans would see races happen around the Jedburgh area of Scotland, which is 10 miles from the border with England, with a programme seeing Supersport, Superbike/Superstock, Supertwin and a sidecar event being run.

"This would keep the event small enough as not to stand on the toes of established race meetings like the Northwest 200 or the Isle of Mann TT. However, it would be hoped that it could generate interest from racers and others, and be used as a tester for large events or track racing by teams until it becomes an event in its own right," said a spokesman.


"The Irish road racing fraternity are very keen for this to go ahead and have even expressed an interest too include it in their yearly race calendar. The dream of this becoming a large event in its own right is a possibility, with financial gain for businesses and the area as a whole on a large scale."

The proposed circuit would be 11.1-miles in length and begin on the A68 outside Border Meringues, go north to Bonjeward on the A68 turning left towards Cleekamin, then right off the A68 onto the A698 towards Hawick. Left at the junction with the B and over the Dunion Hill. The it turns north towards Jedburgh entering the Castlegate and towards the town. Turning right at the junction on the Castlegate and the Canongate before roceeding down the Canongate turning left onto A68 and towards the start/finish.

Supporters of the scheme include: Scottish ACU, ACU, Cameron Donald, Mark Buckley, Michael Pearson, Michael and William Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar, Phil Jessopp, Colin Appleyard and Clive Padgett.

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