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Manx Grand Prix 2015 – Newcomers A, B, C Race Report

Newcomers A

Peter Wilkinson won a close fought, 2015 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix.

R6 Yamaha mounted Peter, on final lap set quickest lap of the race, following lap speed of 113.578 mph.


Photo by Louis Porter

Barry Evans piloting Infront Motorcycles backed ZX6R Kawasaki, finished a great second, Barry’s fastest lap of the race, was 113.221 mph, set on lap two.

Fellow ZX6R Kawasaki mounted competitor, Darren Cooper, completed the top three finishers.

Darren who has lapped close to the 125 mph mark at the Ulster Grand Prix, showed good pace throughout, chalking up quickest lap speed of 112.176 mph.

Damian Horan, finished an excellent fourth, whilst Skerries senior support winner Steven Procter, impressed in sealing fifth place finish.

Chris White rounded out the top six finishers.

Ashley Blake was seventh, Nicolas Pautet eighth, PRF Racing’s Dean Court ninth as Marc Colvin completed the top ten.

Newcomers B

TZ250 Yamaha mounted Gary Vines, clinched a popular newcomers B Manx Grand Prix victory.

Throughout practice week Gary, has shown excellent form on the mountain course, gelling quickly with the most iconic of all pure road racing circuits.

Sam Cross was delighted to finish to second place, as Sean Connolly concluded the top three finishers.

Royce Rowe finished a fine fourth, whilst Rob Temple, DP Coldplaning/TC Racing ER6 Kawasaki, finished in fifth place.

Rounding out the top six was Peter Moore, son of Manx Radio TT commentator, Roy Moore.

Pete Murray finished in seventh place, whilst Martimotos backed Victor Lopez impressing finishing in eighth.

Top ten was finalised by Tommy Heaphy and Ian Soilleux competing on one of Mckinstry Racing’s ER6 Kawasaki’s.

Newcomers C

Elwyn Fryer followed in the footsteps of reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion James Cowton, in winning the newcomers C Manx Grand Prix.

Elwyn held off a strong challenge from Japan’s Masayuki Yamanaka.

Masayuki’s second place finish, evoked memories of Mitsuo Ito, so far the only rider from Japan to have been victorious at TT Races, in 1963 50cc race.

Robert Smith finished in third place, following a highly accomplished display.

Further standout performances included Derek Wilkie in fourth place, Keith Terry in fifth and Liam Greene in sixth.

Yuri Barrigan was the final finisher in seventh place.

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