Thus far over 150 riders have entered the 2018 Pre TT Classic Races, with confirmed entrants ranging from established event front runners to Irish roads stars, to ambitious competitors from mainland Europe.
Most recent racers confirmed to have entered the traditional curtain raiser of the TT festival, include two Sidecar crews from the Netherlands, Kobus Bouman/Nicolai Klinker and Anja Braas/Diana Bouman.
Added three wheeling crews set to join them at Billown in May, include Patrick Geffray/Sarah Stokoe plus meeting newcomers France’s Claude Derlannoy/Daniel Giroud and Belgium’s Ronny Van Wynsbergh/Jeffrey Vromant.
Looking towards the solo classes, a combination to watch in the Post Classic Superbike race, will be ex Newcomers C Manx GP race winner Ben Rea piloting Primus Racing’s ZXR 750 Kawasaki.
Photo by Jim Gibson
Lots of attention will be placed upon reigning class champion Jamie Coward, who will pilot Kraus Racing’s ZXR 750 Kawasaki on the roads for the first time at Billown.
Additional racers set for the popular course in under four months time, include the vastly experienced Peter Boast, Martin Harrison, Ewan Hamilton and Rich Hawkins.
Words by Stevie Rial