One of the undoubted highlights of the 100th Anniversary Manx Grand Prix, was yesterday afternoon’s Made at The Manx parade lap. Multiple TT Champions, modern talent, priceless steeds, racing exotica times a billion, the spectacle was intoxicating. First-off the line was triple MGP winner Michael Evans, astride 500cc Norton machinery, representing Harold Daniell. 1993 Formula 1 TT victor Nick Jefferies followed on a 350 Velocette, then Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle arrived on AJS tackle. Notable machinery combinations to follow included Cameron Donald-500 Gilera, Philip McCallen-RC45 Honda, Michael Rutter-JPS Rotary Norton, Mick Grant-RG 500 Suzuki and Ian Simpson, ‘White Charger’ Rotary Norton. Last away was 25 times TT winner Michael Dunlop on a standard Fireblade Honda, as used by Travelling Marshals. Although this was a parade lap, ‘Maverick’ was still in all out-attack mode and went onto record, get ready for this a purported lap speed topping 127.5 mph! Photo credit: Nick Wheeler Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou
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