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Former 50cc ACU Classic Champion Grief To Pilot Faraldo Racing Honda At 2020 Manx GP

Former 50cc ACU Classic Champion Sam Grief is set to pilot proven, world class machinery at this year’s Manx Grand Prix, having linked up with Francesco Faraldo’s Faraldo Racing squad.

Derby based Grief who placed fifth in last year’s Irish Road Race Championship, will pilot this August 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

For JCB employee Grief, the opportunity to compete on such a top calibre machine represents a huge step forward in his pure road racing career.

Runner-up within last year’s 125/Moto 3 races at Enniskillen and the East Coast Racing Festival, he’s already shown that he’s a dab hand with two stroke steeds and he’s certain to be one to watch come Manx GP time.

Reminder the 2020 Manx Grand Prix gets underway in just over 210 days time, on the 23rd of August with a proposed afternoon practice session.

Words by Stevie Rial