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Manx Grand Prix: VFR 400 Mounted Unissart Acquires Opening Ultra Lightweight Race Honours

Lancelot Unissart became the second Frenchman at this year’s Manx Grand Prix, to secure a race victory after success in an intriguing opening Ultra Lightweight race.

1.435 seconds down on the RAF’s Rad Hughes at the end of the first lap of the three lap race, the remaining two laps would see VFR 400 Honda mounted Unissart aided by not having to pit for fuel power ahead.

Photo by Mark Corlett

9.706 seconds in front of Dan Ingham at the end of lap two, the third and final lap would see the amiable Pullen Racing supported Unissart clinch race spoils in style, emerging victorious by the margin of 15.669 seconds over Falcon Road Racing’s Tom Snow.

Previous second place holder Ingham, had looked on course to acquire a rostrum finish prior to retiring at Windy Corner, which allowed CSC Racing’s Alex Sinclair to scoop the final spot on the podium.

Sussex’s Lloyd Collins finished a good fourth whilst fifth place went to lead Kraemer Motorcycles runner Sebastian Witt.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Lap 1 pace setter Rad Hughes placed sixth as Mike Carter, Alan Johnston, Arnie Shelton and Sarah Boyes wrapped up the first ten finishers.

Remaining finishers from the three lap race were Andrew Cowie (11th), Dilligaf Racing’s Steve Moody (12th), 2012 Super Twins MGP race winner Nigel Moore (13th), Shelley Pike (14th), Steve Price (15th) and Derek Wilkie (16th).

Words by Stevie Rial

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