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BSB Points Finisher Phillips Eyeing First Mountain Course Odyssey

Former British Superbike Championship points finisher Carl Phillips is eyeing competitive action for the first time around the fabled, mythical, unparalleled Mountain Course, having linked up with TT paddock mainstays PRF Racing.

Phillips who claimed in dominant style last year the Ulster Superbike Championship crown, prospective maiden roads tenure on Mona’s Isle sees him Manx GP bound, piloting one of PRF Racing’s immaculately prepared GSX-R 600, 750 Suzuki steeds.

Following in the footsteps of twice rostrum finisher, dad Joe Phillips in taking on the Manx GP, he’s entry success permitting, certain to be one to watch in August.

Photo by Rod Neill

The Lisburn racer’s potential participation alongside fellow prospective newcomers such as Jamie Cringle, James McLaren, IRRC Supersport front runner Christian Schmitz, only adds to the excitement for this year’s Manx Grand Prix, which gets underway in just over 200 days time.

Outside of his Manx GP plans, Phillips 2020 race itinerary also includes potentially tackling the Cookstown 100 (24th-25th April) and sampling for the second time, the event which last year marked his first closed roads outing, the FonaCAB & Nicholl Oils North West 200 (12th-16th May).

Words by Stevie Rial