Former 50cc ACU Classic Champion Sam Grief is set to lead the Faraldo Racing challenge at next year’s Manx Grand Prix.
Derby based Grief who placed fifth in last year’s Irish Road Race Championship, was due to pilot this month Faraldo Racing’s ex Gresini FTR Moto 3 Honda.
The steed that has been taken to victories at Cookstown, Tandragee, Armoy and Faugheen by Derek McGee, has the unquestioned capabilities to be a potent mount around the world famous, unparalleled Mountain Course.
Photo courtesy of Sam Grief
Although MGP action for 2020 is null and void, Grief and backer Francesco Faraldo remain committed to a two week campaign on Manx shores and will be next August one of the combinations to watch.
Alongside retaining the Faraldo Racing ride, Enniskillen, East Coast Racing Festival podium finsher Grief’s 2021 race plans include taking in all Irish national meets, piloting the ex Paul Robinson Honda and his own outfit’s 600 steed.
Lightweight Classic TT, Junior/Senior Manx GP action is also planned as he aims to further bulk up an ever improving pure road racing CV.
Words by Stevie Rial