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Improving Mountain Course Pilot Murphy Confirms Manx GP/Classic TT Returns

Improving Mountain Course competitor Leon Murphy, is all set to sample again this year the Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT, aboard a variety of different steeds including his own teams GSX-R 600 Suzuki.

41st in last years Senior Manx Grand Prix, alongside his trusty Cupar Motorcycles/George Stewart backed Suzuki for the Junior and Senior classes, his latest Manx GP campaign is also set to see him pilot Stuart Hamilton’s ER6 Kawasaki within the Lightweight races.

Looking towards Classic TT action on AMH Racing’s 350 Honda, which he will also compete on at the Pre TT Classic races, he proved last August with a very respectable 27th place finish in the Junior race, that he’s not to be underestimated on yesteryear machinery.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Established amongst Scotland’s most improved roads exponents of recent years, Leon’s 2018 roads schedule will additionally include participation at selected Irish national meetings.

Outside of the roads scene, he’s also hoping this year to make his Sidecar racing debut, which will see him link up with Kelly Carruthers for his first venture into three wheeling competition.

Words by Stevie Rial

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