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Manx Grand Prix: Dominant Tweed Takes The Spoils In Opening Ultra Lightweight Encounter

Further enforcing his status as one of pure road racing’s great exponents of 400 machinery, Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed dominated today’s opening Ultra Lightweight Manx GP race.

Over 23 seconds clear of Alex Sinclair at the completion of lap 1, M&D Racing’s Tweed piloting his trusty Kawasaki steed showcased and some why he was regarded by many, as an extremely warm favourite for class honours.

Moving almost a minute clear on lap 2, his final race winning margin stood at plus 1 minute eight seconds.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Behind Tweed, a race long battle for second went the way of Melton Mowbray’s Dan Ingham, finishing at the end of the three lap race just under nine seconds in front of leading Welsh road racer Alex Sinclair.

Falcon Racing’s Tom Snow fifth, lead the 125/Moto 3 challenge, whilst Nigel Moore and Denmark’s Carsten Svendsen also enjoyed highly productive races.

Remaining race finishers from the 14 rider start list, were Jason Lamb, Bob Millinship, Adrian Morris and the hugely popular Kevin ‘Ago’ Murphy.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Full re cap of the Manx GP Supporters Club Lightweight race 1 results:

1 Darryl Tweed
2 Dan Ingham
3 Alex Sinclair
4 Tom Snow
5 Nigel Moore
6 Carsten Svendsen
7 Jason Lamb
8 Bob Millinship
9 Adrian Morris
10 Kevin ‘Ago’ Murphy

Words by Stevie Rial