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Manx Grand Prix 2015 – Facts Round Up

Malachi Mitchell Thomas and Billy Redmayne where the first riders at the Manx Grand Prix to lap in the 120 mph bracket, since 2010 when Simon Fulton lapped at 120.119 mph, on his way to senior race success.

Leading Yamaha mounted rider in senior Manx GP, was rising star Rhys Hardisty on REPS Motorcycles backed R6 Yamaha finishing a highly creditable 12th.

Senior Manx Grand Prix winner Malachi Mitchell Thomas’s race time of 1 hour 15.22.415 seconds, would have placed him 16th in opening supersport race at TT 2015.

Fastest newcomer to the mountain course at this years Manx GP, was Peter Wilkinson who lapped to close to the 118 mph mark, in senior race, on his way to 18th place finish.

Eighth place finisher in newcomers B race, Victor Lopez became the first rider from spain to compete on the most famous road race circuit in the world, since Antonio Maeso during TT 2013.

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Following third place finish in senior race, Andy Dudgeon is up to three podium finishes at the Manx Grand Prix.

Only non Honda/Kawasaki mounted rider to finish newcomers c race was Yuri Barrigan in seventh place.

Royce Rowe, tenth place finisher in super twins race, was the only Ducati mounted rider, at the 2015 Manx GP.

Riders lapping for the first time in the 118 mph bracket and above included Tom Weeden, David Sellers, Joe Newbould and Andy Dudgeon.

On his way to super twins race victory, Rob Hodson set a new race record of 1 hour 20.05.626 seconds, which would have put him 11th in this years lightweight TT.

Leading the Kawasaki challenge in lightweight race, was Dave Corlett in eighth place on Windy Gale Racing Kawasaki.

Riders who made their pure road racing debut’s included newcomers b winner Gary Vines, Sam Cross, Pete Murray, Masayuki Yamanaka, newcomers c winner Elwyn Fryer, PRF Racing’s Dean Court and Ashley Blake.

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