Up coming closed roads exponent Sam Grief is planning to make the step up to four stroke machinery in 2019, as he targets competition within the Junior, Senior Manx GP races.
A Mountain Course newcomer in August, the latest Newcomers B Manx GP encounter saw him on course for a top five finish before technical issues struck.
Despite the non finish, there was still positives a plenty for Derby’s Grief from his first Manx tenure, which included lapping the fabled Mountain Course at close to the 105 mph mark.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Keen to continue his progress on the mythical 37 and three quarter miles long course, alongside planned participation aboard a newly acquired YZF R6 Yamaha in the aforementioned Junior, Senior Manx GP races, he’s also aiming to sample for the first time the Classic TT Races.
Grief’s planned maiden Classic TT tenure is set to see him pilot RS 250, K4 350 Honda machinery in the four lap Lightweight, Junior races.
Like pretty much all new wave roads exponents, former ACU 50cc champion Grief has the undoubted drive, ambition, core racing craft to go onto enjoy a highly successful, tumultuous career on the unparalleled Mountain Course.
Words by Stevie Rial