Closing in on a combined total of 280 entrants across the six event affiliated classes, entry numbers for the 2019 Manx Grand Prix are looking extremely strong, as the deadline for placing entries in looms.
Thus far entry numbers for the premier Junior, Senior classes, stands at respectively 86 and 83. Anticipated class front runners this year include Darryl Tweed, reigning Senior MGP runner up Stephen Parsons, Stephen Smith and new VRS Racing signing Brad Vicars.
Others Manx GP bound again include reigning Newcomers A champion Thomas Maxwell, Rodger Wibberley, Spanish star Victor Lopez Santos and Chris Preston Racing backed Nathan Harrison.
Looking towards the always ultra competitive Super Twin machinery based, Lightweight races, present entry numbers stand at 54.
The Ultra Lightweight encounters, ran alongside the Lightweight races, entry numbers are close to the 30 mark, with 26 racers to date placing entries in.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Mountain Course debutants wise, the entry list for the ever popular, prestigious Newcomers races, have attracted to date 27 entrants.
Racers planning to make their first foray’s into Mountain Course competition in August, include Optimark Road Racing’s Pierre Yves Bian, Russia’s Danila Krasnyuk, Italy’s Andrea Majola, Sam Mousley, Lewis Bramwell, Alun Brooks, Chris North and IRRC Supersport regular Krystian Paluch.
Words by Stevie Rial