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Manx Grand Prix 2015 – Junior Race Preview

Billy Redmayne is regarded by many as the pre race favourite for the 2015 junior Manx Grand Prix.

The 2014 newcomers A race winner, has enjoyed a highly successful season of pure road racing, recording top class results at Tandragee 100, Oliver’s Mount, Southern 100, Armoy.

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Piloting Martin Bullock Manxsport CBR 600 Honda, Billy is targeting alongside race victory, lapping for the first time in the 120 mph bracket.

He has the proven quality, pace, determination to be victorious as does, third place finisher in 2014 senior Manx Grand Prix, Rob Hodson.

Having showed strong form at Billown at the Southern 100, Rob is all set to push for results of the highest quality with the highly respected PRF Racing team.

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The rider who lapped the mountain course at over 119 mph is GSX-R 600 Suzuki mounted for junior race.

Andy Farrell was one of the stars of last year’s Manx GP, securing third and second place finishes in junior, super twin races.

For this year’s junior race Andy is R6 Yamaha mounted, he has the pure road racing craft to be in contention for race victory.

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Photo by Louis Porter

2014 senior Manx GP runner up Michael Moulai, is amongst the leading ZX6R Kawasaki mounted runners, competing on Des & Dot Colins Racing Kawasaki.

Michael is another rider targeting the top step of the podium, same applies to Glenn Harrison on Chris Preston Racing GSX-R 600 Suzuki.

Competing for the fifth time at one of pure road racing’s most iconic meetings, Glenn has the talent to seal podium placing.

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Photo by Louis Porter

Andy Dudgeon returns to the Manx GP, for the first time in three years. Runner up in senior support race at Southern 100, has the credentials to cause many a surprise or two.

He cannot be discounted from recording a world class result as can’t Ian Armstrong.

Ninth place finisher in 2007 senior TT, is back competing on the most famous road racing circuit in the world, for the first time in six years.

Piloting Moto Design GSX-R 600 Suzuki Ian has the mountain course experience, knowledge to be in contention for a standout result.

Malachi Mitchell Thomas impressed many on his Manx Grand Prix debut in 2014, finishing runner up in newcomers A race alongside excellent fourth place finish in senior race.

Established international road race team Silicone Engineering Racing are running Malachi on ZX6R Kawasaki machinery.

Could junior race victory be on the cards? he is tipped by many to be amongst the favourites.

Third place finisher overall in spring cup Tom Weeden, is embarking on his third time competing at the Manx Grand Prix.

Tom is set to be amongst the leading 675 Daytona Triumph mounted riders as he pilots his own teams Triumph.

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Amongst pure road racing’s fastest rising stars Tom carries start number 21 for junior race.

Fellow rising stars Tom Robinson, Jamie Hodson, Rhys Hardisty, Thomas Gottschalk are in contention for results of the highest quality.

As is 2014 newcomers B winner Dean Osborne, Joe Newbould, Rad Hughes, Top Gun Racing’s Colin Lehmann, Derran Slous, Paul Smyth and Richard Charlton.

The quality of the entry list is endless as proved by third place finisher in 2009 junior Manx GP David Lumsden, Nigel Rea, Justin Collins, Gavin Brown, Davey Lambert, Karl Foster, Jonathan Woodward, Sarah Boyes and Andy Fenton.

Seasoned competitors Rodger Wibberley, Bob Farrington, Carl Roberts, Dennis Booth, Dave Taylor are all capable of first class finishes.

Craig Neve is hugely looking forward to competing for the second time on the mountain course. Craig and the Call Mac Scaffolding backed CBR 600 Honda are one of the combinations to watch out for.

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Andreas Psychogyios from Greece, Julien Toniutti from France, Andreas Kalmar from Austria all add an international element to the entry list.

Newcomers entered include Darren Cooper piloting his own teams ZX6R Kawasaki, Barry Evans on Infront Motorcycles backed ZX6R Kawasaki, Dennis Hoffer, Chris Dowling, Sean Seddon and Marc Colvin.

Over the years multiple winners of the junior Manx Grand Prix, have gone onto become established TT Races competitors.

They include Dan Kneen, Ian Pattinson, Michael Sweeney, Wayne Kirwan and the late but great Andy Lawson.

The 91 rider entry list for this years junior Manx GP, has a great mix of rising talents, experienced competitors, up and coming riders.

Stage is set for a pure road race of the highest quality, we will all know soon who has etched their name into the history books by been a winner at one of road racing’s most iconic meetings.

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