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Classic TT/Manx Grand Prix: News From The Paddock Edition 3

RST Superbike Classic TT Non Starters:

There’s several non starters for tomorrow’s RST Superbike Classic TT race, including due to challenging practice week tenures, Joe Akroyd and Steadplan Primus Racing’s Ben Rea.

Additional confirmed non participants include Raul Torras Martinez, Jay Lawrence, Barry Evans, James Chawke, Davy Morgan and Mark Herbertson who sustained leg injuries following an incident at the Black Hut, during last Monday’s practice session.

Dean Harrison – Update:

The Silicone Engineering Racing team issued an update yesterday on Senior TT winner Dean Harrison’s current condition, following the Bradford racer’s impact with a wall on Friday evening close to the Glen Helen section of the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.

Issuing an update via Facebook, the Silicone squad stated about their rider:

“Update on Dean. He hit a wall near Balig with his body. Luckily he managed to stay on the TZ but had to pull in as he was in a lot of pain.

A visit to Nobles showed up a bunch of internal injuries whilst not life threatening are serious enough to keep him there for a few days. He is in good spirits (when isn’t he) and wants to pass on his thanks for all the kind comments.

Unfortunately his injuries means the fun is over for us at the Classic TT but fingers crossed his recovery goes well for our end of season races.”

It remains to be seen as to whether Harrison’s injuries sustained from the incident on the Laylaw Racing Yamaha, will force him to sit upcoming meetings including the Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

Road Racing News wishes the modern day roads great, 16 times TT podium finisher a very speedy recovery.

Manx GP Newcomers:

All of this year’s Newcomers A Manx GP competitors, have lapped in excess of the 100 mph mark during practice week.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

This achievement, always a landmark for any Mountain Course debutant has been made all the more impressive, given the sheer lack of track time the newcomers have had during a practice week largely graced by wet, damp, foggy, misty weather conditions.

Mike Booth’s £600 Pound Kawasaki Steed:

Yes you read the above head line right, improving International roads exponent Michael Booth, 750 Kawasaki steed for his maiden Classic TT venture cost him just £600 pounds!

Down on the power of many of his fellow Superbike Classic TT exponents, East Yorkshireman Booth is pretty happy with the performance of his newly acquired Kawasaki mount, going into tomorrow’s four lap race.

Prospective Scarborough Gold Cup entrants:

Once competition concludes at the Classic TT/Manx Grand Prix, attentions for various racers from UK, Manx, Irish shores will turn to late September’s Gold Cup meeting at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

Amongst those to confirm today their intention to sample the two day meet, have included Ultra Lightweight Manx GP practice week pace setter Dan Ingham and rising Welsh roads talent Mark Purslow, plus potentially Leconfield based Mike Booth.

Words by Stevie Rial

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