Multiple talented rising Manx GP stars have recently unveiled their start numbers for the 2019 running of an event, which year in year out produces new champions, history makers and the TT stars of tomorrow.
Runner up in last year’s drama filled, pulsating, compelling Senior race, The Peoples Bike Team’s Stephen Parsons holds the two plate for this August’s four lap Junior, Senior races.
Tackling for the third time the Manx GP, he’s without a doubt one of the prime favourites for Junior, Senior class successes.
Others to announce via social media start numbers in relation to the premier Junior, Senior classes have included Stephen Smith (7), Italian star Francesco Curinga (9), Sam Grief (57), fourth place finisher from last year’s Newcomers B race Jack Fowler (35).
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Plus Leon Murphy (25), Kevin Barsby (51), Richard Vuillermet (67) and Mountain Course stalwart Rodger Wibberley (53), who has stated in recent times that this will be his final Manx GP campaign.
Most known for his exploits on 400 machinery, Dan Ingham alongside his Ultra Lightweight tenure which sees him carry the 66 plate, also delves into Senior class competition for the second time, which will see him hold the 6 plate.
Outside of the Junior, Senior, Lightweight classes, there’s been a few Mountain Course debutants announce recently their numbers for their maiden Manx GP expeditions, Mike Brew (5 Newcomers A), Sheffield’s Lewis Bramwell (18 Newcomers A) and Jack Petrie (23 Newcomers B).
Words by Stevie Rial