With under 60 days to go till the 2016 Manx Grand Prix, multiple riders have been announcing on Facebook/Twitter their start numbers, for this years running of the world famous iconic meeting.
Andy Farrell, B&W Racing CBR 600 Honda, is set to lead away both the junior and senior races, plus the Skerries based rider, holds the number one plate as well for the super twins race, which sees him pilot Ollies Bar backed ER6 Kawasaki.
Photo by Louis Porter
Holding the number three plate for the junior, super twin and senior races is Andy Dudgeon, who was amongst the stars of last year’s Manx GP.
Tom Weeden tipped by many to be in contention for race victories, carries the number four plate on his own teams 675 Daytona Triumph for the junior and senior encounters.
Added junior/senior start numbers announced include Jamie Hodson 7, Rhys Hardisty 11, Gareth Evans 12, Mike Minns 15, Richard Charlton 16 and Rodger Wibberley 17.
Reigning newcomers A winner Peter Wilkinson, holds the 19 plate, whilst Thomas Gottschalk amongst Germany’s leading pure road racers is 28th away.
Super twins start numbers confirmed include Rhys Hardisty 6, Gareth Evans 21, Richard Charlton 21 Rob Temple 35 on the DP Coldplaning/TC Racing ER6 Kawasaki and newcomer Savvas Kosmidis 44.
Notable newcomers A start numbers announced are Callum Ward 2, Kevin Barsby 14, Wayne Humble 16 and Jamie Williams 19.
Words by Stevie Rial