Hoping to enhance his already solid, consistent record on the fabled, mythical Mountain Course, Wolsingham’s Kevin Barsby is planning to tackle this August for the third time the Manx Grand Prix.
A first time Manx GP competitor in 2016, he went onto finish a very respectable 14th within the Newcomers race, whilst last years Manx tenure saw him bank respectively 43rd, 38th place finishes in the four lap Mylchreests Junior, Senior races.
Another racer who epitomises the terms such as grass roots racing and unsung hero, he’s also another example of how the Manx GP helps fulfil the dreams, ambitions, aspirations of talented racers competing on modest budgets.
Outside of prospective Mountain Course action, the amiable Barsby is also planning to compete this year at Billown’s showpiece roads event, the hugely popular Southern 100.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Speaking via Facebook, in candid, honest fashion he outlined in full his 2019 racing plans:
“Only another couple months till we start the 2019 race season! Due to a few uncertainties at work regarding Rota etc, it’s hard to say exactly what meetings we’ll be at, but it’s going to be a busy year for sure!
So far it’s looking like: Brands Hatch – March, Darley Moor – April, Cadwell Park – April, other short circuits TBC! Roads: Southern 100, Manx GP, any others that tie in with new Rota!!
Big thanks to sponsors already confirmed for 2019: HEL Performance, Dr Bikes, Faceliftautos Bishop Auckland, Andrew Woods, Paul Dobson photography.
If you know of anyone who’s interested in coming on board this season it’s always a great help, and there’s plenty of room on the bike and van for advertising your company.”
Words by Stevie Rial