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Ex French Hill Climb Champion Vuillermet Targeting Mountain Course Return

Former French hill climb Champion Richard Vuillermet 2021 road racing plans include competition at the Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT Races, as he targets further progress around the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.

12th within the Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix of 2016, the amiable Vuillermet has since developed into a solid, highly proficient event exponent.

41st, 42nd in the Junior, Senior MGP races of 2019, along the way he registered a lap speed exceeding the 111 mph lap mark, ending race week with a best lap speed of 111.338 mph.

For his latest prospective Mountain Course tenure, Vuillermet is planning to pilot his trusty, regular ZX6R Kawasaki steed, which this year enjoys power from an engine provided by modern era MGP great Andy Farrell.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Vuillermet is also getting ready for Classic TT action, with competition in the yesteryear Superbike class on the horizon.

Steadily developing into one of France’s most accomplished roads exponents, expect Vuillermet who pilots next year ZXR 400, ZX6R Kawasaki machinery to contend again for an array of extremely respectable results.

Words by Stevie Rial

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