It was confirmed yesterday, that 41 riders will be competing in the 2016 newcomers Manx Grand Prix race.
Riders set to make their Mountain Course debut’s include Wayne Humble, Callum Ward, Kevin Barsby, Richard Vuillermet, Julian Trummer and Tommy Henry.
Plus America’s Savas Kosmidis and Thomas Maxwell, currently holding a top ten placing in the Irish road race supersport championship.
Last year saw almost 60 riders compete in the newcomers A, B and C races.
Although this years newcomers race, has a scaled down entry, it won’t make the four lap race, any less exciting.
In the 2010’s we have seen many a rider announce his presence as a future TT Races star, by winning the prestigious newcomers A Manx GP.
Multiple Manx GP debutants are quietly confident of sealing in August newcomers A success.
At this moment in time, it’s extremely difficult to say who could be potential race winners. We will have a clearer indication in my opinion of who could finish where, following the end of practice week.
Even then though, it will be a case of who has the up most confidence in their machinery, plus arguably most of all their knowledge of the most famous road racing circuit in the world, the Mountain Course.
Words by Stevie Rial