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Manx Grand Prix 2016 – Wayne Humble Amongst The Standout Newcomers

Wayne Humble was amongst the stand out newcomers to the Mountain Course, during this years Manx Grand Prix.

Having shown strong form throughout practice week, he went into the Newcomers A race, confident of contending for a stand out result.

The four lap saw Wayne piloting his own teams YZF R6 Yamaha backed by Michelin Tyres, move into race lead at Glen Helen on lap 1.

From here he was throughout the main challenger to eventual race winner Michael Evans, in the end he finished third, lapping along the way in excess of 116 mph.

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Unfortunately in the Junior race, when on course for a possible top ten finish, he was involved in an incident at Governors Dip, where he sustained hip and pelvis injuries, speedy recovery Wayne.

Despite what happened in this race, he showcased during the two weeks competition at the Manx GP, that he’s already an accomplished exponent of the Mountain Course.

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Photo by Jim Gibson

He is already thinking about next year’s Manx, where if everything falls into place, in my opinion he will be in contention to be standing on the rostrum again.

Words by Stevie Rial

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