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Manx GP Winners, Next Gen Racers, Overseas Stars Announce TT 2018 Start Numbers

Prior to the upcoming confirmation of the top twenty starters, across all solo classes at TT 2018, a number of racers via social media platforms have recently unveiled their start numbers, for the showpiece roads event worldwide.

Looking towards the six lap RST Superbike/Pokerstars Senior races, notable start numbers announced include reigning Senior Manx GP champion Michael Evans (37), Italy’s fastest Mountain Course exponent Stefano Bonetti (30), Sweden’s Bjorn Gunnarsson (43), Rob Hodson (44), Ian Pattinson (81) and TT returnee Michael Booth (51).

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Others to confirm participation in the 1000cc encounters, include next gen racers Andy Dudgeon (46), Mark Goodings (65), Wigan’s Josh Daley (72), ECTA Racing’s Mike Norbury (77), plus event newcomers David ‘Action’ Jackson (79) and Adam Lyon (78).

Whilst accomplished Manx GP competitors set for Monster Energy Supersport action, include Scarborough’s Nick Anderson (43), ‘Tommy Club’ member Glenn Harrison (39), Jamie Williams (41), Richard Charlton (57), Rob Whittall (64), Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams (65), Emmett Burke (76), Jonathan Perry (80) and fellow Welshman Justin Collins (82).

Outside of the seeded runners, Super Twin specialists all set for the Bennetts Lightweight race, include Michal Dokoupil (21), Barry Furber (24), Dave Moffitt (33) and Marc Ironside (39).

French roads star Timothee Monot (34) is also entered, as is Anthony Redmond (46), Forest Dunn (49), VRS Racing’s Pete Murray (61), Faraldo Racing’s Rikki McGovern (57) and Dunlop Racing’s Sam Johnson who carries the 67 plate.

Words by Stevie Rial

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