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Worldwide Entry Confirmed For 2017 Manx Grand Prix

A vast worldwide entry has been confirmed for the 2017 Manx Grand Prix, with almost 200 riders placing entries in.

One’s to watch this year at the Manx, include Australia’s Royce Rowe and Paul Van Der Heiden, Darren Cooper, Peter Wilkinson, Jamie Williams, PRF Racing ‘s Barry Evans and Wayne Humble.

Lots of attention will also be on reigning Newcomers A winner Michael Evans, who links up with the hugely successful Martin Bullock Manxsport team, alongside David Lumsden.

Talented continental European competitors targeting elite results include Spain’s Victor Lopez Santos, Norway’s Erik Kjuus, France’s Frederic Besnard and Denmark’s Carsten Svendsen.

Riders set to make their Mountain Course bows at the Manx include Brad Vicars, Darryl Tweed, Switzerland’s John Pilloud and IRRC Supersport front runner Daryl Dorlich.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Speaking about the truly international element about the overall entry, for this years Manx GP, Manx Motorcycle Club, Chairman, Harvey Garton, stated via the events Facebook page:

“Once again we are delighted to receive entries from all around the world and especially an increased interest from the European and Scandinavian countries.

Competitors will travel from New Zealand, Australia and the United States to join riders from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and of course the Isle of Man”.

Words by Stevie Rial