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Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Thomas Gottschalk Moves Up A Level

Thomas Gottschalk stepped up a level on the Mountain Course, during the 2016 Manx Grand Prix.

Piloting the FC Moore backed GSX-R 600 Suzuki, Thomas showed accomplished form throughout practice week.

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Photo by Jim Gibson

The four lap Junior race, would see the winner of the supersport B race at the Southern 100, wrap up a very creditable 18th place finish.

His 2016 Manx GP campaign concluded in the feature Senior race. He went onto to finish 21st, lapping on the fourth and final lap, at 115.331 mph.

Following his performances in the Junior and Senior races, he was awarded on Friday evening, the Seymour Trophy, which is given to the leading rider from continental Europe, at the Manx.

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Photo by Nick Wheeler

The only solo competitor from Germany to compete on the Mountain Course this year, is aiming in the future to compete at the TT Races.

Next roads meeting coming up for Thomas, is anticipated to be the Frohburg Road Races.

Established amongst Germany’s leading pure road racers, expect him like at the Manx GP, to be a collector of highly creditable results in the open and Supersport encounters.

Words by Stevie Rial

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