James Cowton is amongst the leading contenders for formula 2 classic TT victory.
Competing on Peter Berwick backed TZ250 Yamaha, James recently showed top class form around Dundrod at the Ulster Grand Prix, recording second and third place finishes in lightweight, super twin races.
The reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion has in recent years produced multiple top class performances on the mountain course, at TT 2015 he finished an excellent fourth in lightweight race.
2014 formula 2 classic TT winner Ian Lougher leads the Laylaw Racing entry, Ian will start amongst the pre race favourites as will Chris Moore.
Runner up in last years formula 2 race is backed by JL Exhausts Racing, as he bids for another podium finish.
Phil Harvey returns to pure road racing competing on his own teams RS250 Honda, Phil who has an excellent record around the mountain course, has the proven quality in 250 class to push for race victory.
Ryan Kneen, 2004 senior Manx Grand Prix winner Mark Parrett, Shaun Anderson, Billy Cummins, Nick Anderson, Tom Snow, Pete Boast are all capable of recording world class results.
Third place finisher in 2014 senior Manx Grand Prix Rob Hodson, pilots Brian Scott Racing backed TZ250 Yamaha, Dave Hewson on Obsession Engineering TZ250 Yamaha is another rider in contention for a standout result.
Added quality to the entry list is provided by 2014 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix winner Billy Redmayne, Phil McGurk, Chris Barratt, Derek Glass, Steven Howard, Ewan Hamilton and rising pure road racing star Rhys Hardisty.