It was a case of globe trotters a plenty for the second Mike Hailwood Foundation supported newcomers weekend, for prospective Manx GP debutants, epitomising the worldwide popularity of competition on the fabled, mythical and magical Mountain Course.
Amongst those to undertake a substantial amount of travelling, to attend the newcomers weekend, included Russia’s Danila Krasnyuk.
Krasnyuk who’s set to in June sample the Post TT Races, is planning to become the first racer from Russia in the 21st century to compete on the Mountain Course.
Photo by Robby Repsol
IRRC Supersport front runner Pierre Yves Bian, part this year of the Optimark Road Racing fold, progress in August like Krasnyuk’s will be monitored closely, as will that of fellow prospective overseas newcomers such as Italy’s Andrea Majola, fellow countryman William Piquet, Denmark’s Kenneth Kornov and America’s Israel Gillette.
Joining the aforementioned racers on Manx shores over the weekend, were a host of up coming, experienced roads competitors, which included:
Max Dixon, Mike Mace, Oliver’s Mount stalwart Adrian Skaife, improving Billown course exponent Sam Mousley, Jack Petrie and reigning Irish Road Race Junior Support and Senior Support Championship runner up, Liam Chawke.
Words by Stevie Rial