The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure are pleased to announce the recruitment of former TT winner Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle and local road racing expert Paul Phillips as Rider Liaison Officers for the Isle of Man TT Races.
As part of the ongoing process to improve upon the current TT format, the Department in conjunction with the Manx Motor Cycle Club have been keen to bring in talented young people to the organisational side of the event. Milky and Paul fit this ideal perfectly and will be responsible for liasing with teams and riders, liasing with the entry committee, recruiting new riders to the event and promoting the event at various other road racing meetings during the season.
Speaking about the appointment, Minister for Tourism and Leisure and Chairman of the TT Organising Committee, David Cretney MHK commented, 'The TT is currently undergoing a sustained period of change and it is important that this is maintained in the years ahead. Part of this is getting young people like Richard and Paul involved, people who love the sport, are well known within it and have the ability and the ideas to help move the event forward as we approach our Centenary and beyond. I am sure that they will both bring a lot to the TT in the years ahead and I am delighted to be welcoming them both on board with us.'
2002 Lightweight TT Race winner and treble Manx Grand Prix winner Milky, and Paul the Editor of popular web site RealRoadRacing.Com are equally as enthusiastic as the Minister, at being given the chance to make a difference with the Isle of Man TT.
Richard Quayle said “My life has always revolved around the TT, and I was lucky enough to fulfil my dreams by not only racing at the TT, but also by winning one in 2002. I am delighted now, having retired at the end of 2003, to have been given this opportunity to stay involved in the sport, and to give something back to the one race meeting that has meant so much to me for so long.”
Paul Phillips said, “Having grown up living on the TT Course I have always been addicted to everything to do with the TT. In recent years I have become far more heavily involved in the sport, and I am delighted to have been given the chance to get involved with the other side of the event. Working with one of my close friends is a bonus, and I am confident that both Richard and myself can bring a lot to the event in the years ahead.”
Further details regarding the 2005 Isle of Man TT Races will be announced in due course.