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Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Jamie Hodson Over The Moon With Super Twins Success

Jamie Hodson produced a first class all round performance, to win the 2016 Super Twins Manx Grand Prix, as he dominated on the SB Tuning backed ER6 Kawasaki.

Lapping along the way close to the 113 mph mark, Jamie joined his brother Rob Hodson in becoming a Manx GP winner, as for the second year in succession a Hodson was victorious on 650 machinery on the Mountain Course.

Speaking after his momentous achievement Jamie said that the race was mega and that his ER6 Kawasaki mount, never missed a beat.

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He also added a huge thanks to all of his sponsors which include Tony Morris, SB Tuning and Avon Tyres.

Martin Bullock Manxsport’s David Lumsden finished an excellent second, a personal best Manx GP result for the rider who made his debut on the TT course back in 2007.

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Photo by Nick Wheeler

Recent Junior race winner Andy Dudgeon, finalised the podium finishers on the Slick Bass backed SV650 Suzuki.

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It’s Andy’s fifth podium finish on the Mountain Course, the rising roads star has pretty much confirmed today that he will be making his TT Races debut next year.

Darren Cooper finished an excellent fourth on his own teams ER6 Kawasaki, whilst Jonathan Perry in fifth place, once again had problems in the pit lane.

Holding third place at the end of lap two he lost a huge amount of the time in the pits, which dropped him back to sixth at Glen Helen on lap three, he had the consolation though of setting the quickest lap of the race, lapping at 113.423 mph.

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Photo by Jim Gibson

Richard Charlton secured sixth as Australia’s Royce Rowe’s star continues to rise, as he finished a more than creditable seventh.

Spain’s Martimoto’s backed Victor Lopez Santos finished seventh, Nick Jefferies was ninth, the top ten was wrapped up by 2014 newcomers B race winner Dean Osborne.

Added notable performances included Shirlaw’s Motorcycles backed Marc Ironside 12th, Eddie Venn 14th, James Chawke 15th and Rad Hughes in 17th place.

Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Super Twins Race Results:

1 Jamie Hodson
2 David Lumsden
3 Andy Dudgeon
4 Darren Cooper
5 Jonathan Perry
6 Richard Charlton
7 Royce Rowe
8 Victor Lopez Santos
9 Nick Jefferies
10 Dean Osborne
11 Paul Van Der Heiden
12 Marc Ironside
13 Barry Evans
14 Eddie Venn
15 James Chawke
16 Rob Whittall
17 Rad Hughes
18 Tom Robinson
19 Murray McConnachie
20 Ian Gardner
21 Pete Murray
22 Jason Markham
23 Carsten Svendsen
24 Brian Appleton
25 Trevor Matthewson
26 Ali Foster
27 Martin Harrison
28 Ron Soar
29 David Bone
30 Tommy Heaphy
31 Michael Brookes
32 Paul Williams

Words by Stevie Rial

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