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Manx Grand Prix 2013 – Junior Race Preview

Junior Manx grand prix winner in 2010 Michael Sweeney is back this year looking for his second Manx grand prix win. Michael is competing on a R6 Yamaha backed by Mick Jones racing. Having most recently won the Mid Antrim 150 grand final race Michael is in good form heading into the Manx grand prix.

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James Cowton achieved on his debut last year at the Manx a 4th place finish in the junior race. James is this year for the junior Manx grand prix competing on a CBR 600 Honda backed by CC engineering. James at this years Southern 100 was the leading 600 rider home in the Southern 100 solo championship race.

Mike Minns and Scott Campbell are both competing on R6 Yamaha’s backed by Ian Bell motorcycles. Dean Harrison has being highly successful this season when competing on the Ian Bell motorcycles R6 Yamaha and both Mike and Scott will feel they have a great chance of a podium finish in the junior Manx grand prix race.

Michael Russell 2009 senior Manx grand prix winner is competing on a Ducks Cross racing backed R6 Yamaha for this years Junior Manx grand prix, Michael is aiming for a podium finish.

One of the most popular bikes lining up on the grid for this years junior Manx grand prix is the 675 MV Agusta backed by Wilson & Colins racing that Michael Moulai is set to compete on. At this years Isle of Man TT the MV showed its potential with Gary Johnson securing a top 10 finish in the second supersport TT race.

Michael Moulai most recently tested the bike and is happy with it and is looking forward to competing on the MV.

Manx grand prix podium finishers Paul Smyth, Philip Mcgurk, Andrew Soar, Stephen Mcknight and Alan Jackson are all entered in the junior Manx grand prix race. Between them they are competing on Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha and Moriwaki machinery.

Reigning newcomers A Manx grand prix winner Kamil Holan is back for this years event competing on a R6 Yamaha. Kamil secured top results at the Horice road races and is ready to compete at this years Manx grand prix.

European road racing stars Thomas Gottschalk, Terje Joensen, Tuukka korhonen and Tapio Mustonen are all capable of securing good results in the junior Manx grand prix race.

Andy Lawson, Rad Hughes, Scott Preece, Anthony Redmond, Colin Stephenson and Andy Farrell have all impressed this season on roads circuits, all will be looking to produce eye catching results.

Andy Fenton, Glenn Harrison and Dean Roberts lead the Isle of Man entry into the junior Manx grand prix race. Dean Roberts at the Manx grand prix in 2012 achieved a podium finish in the newcomers A race and for this years junior Manx grand prix race is competing on a R6 Yamaha.

Its a brilliant entry for the junior Manx grand prix race at this years Manx grand prix. It looks set to produce a close and exciting race that might be as close as the race between Craig Atkinson and Derek Brien in 2007.

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