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Manx Grand Prix: Ingham Aiming For Tommy Club Membership

Melton Mowbray’s Dan Ingham alongside targeting rostrum finishes within the Ultra Lightweight races, has one eye this week on joining the prestigious ‘Tommy Club’.

Fastest 750 mounted competitor during practice week, Ingham competing for the third at the Manx Grand Prix is quietly confident that Friday’s Senior race, will see him add his name alongside the likes of most recent Senior class victors Michael Evans and Matt Stevenson to the ‘Tommy Club’.

Reflecting last Sunday on practice week, plus the 120 mph lap goal, Ingham stated:

“It’s been going really well, 400’s been going a bit quicker and quicker, top of the charts each practice so can’t complain at that!

Done my fastest ever lap now on the Senior bike, we are ahead of were we finished last year, hopefully get that 120 mph lap in the race.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

“I wanted the ‘Tommy Club’ last year but it wasn’t meant to be. But if we could get the ‘Tommy Club’ and a good to finish to follow, that’s the plan.”

The reigning Ultra Lightweight Manx GP Race 1 runner-up, can’t thank enough Strangford Holiday Park Racing Team Owner Trevor Matthewson, for giving him the opportunity to pilot his potent, competitive 750 Suzuki mount, which he also competed on at Armoy.

“It’s Trevor’s bike, I wouldn’t be on it without him, he’s been an absolute massive help this year.

It’s the same bike I rode at Armoy, it’s an absolute missile, it’s a pretty decent bike, definitely faster than I am!”

Words by Stevie Rial