Road Racing News

Manx Roads Stars Get Season Underway In Style At Jurby

Many a Manx roads star opened their 2017 race seasons in style, at the weekend at Jurby.

The challenging Jurby Airfield circuit, saw Sidecar TT legends Dave Molyneux and Dan Sayle in dominant form.

Winning the opening Sidecar race, the second three wheel encounter, saw them non finishers, they set though an ultra rapid lap time of 1 minute 09.557 seconds, as they gelled extremely quickly with the all new YZF R6 Yamaha powered DMR outfit.

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Photo by Mark Corlett

Reigning Newcomers A Manx GP winner Michael Evans competing this year in the Martin Bullock Manxsport colours, impressed in particular in the Supersport races, where he secured third and second place finishes.

Jamie Coward making his first appearance at Jurby, enjoyed an extremely productive start to his Radcliffe’s Racing career, wrapping up series of top three finishes, having gelled quickly with his new CBR 600 Honda and S1000RR BMW mounts.

Jamie is confirmed to start his 2017 roads campaign, at the Spring Cup National Road Races at Oliver’s Mount.

TT rider liaison officer John Barton, was victorious in the Super Twin races at Jurby, whilst additional prominent roads competitors to be in action included Mountain Course legend Dave Madsen Mygdal, Brendan Fargher, Dean Osborne and Simon Fulton.

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Photo by Jim Gibson

The opening roads action of 2017 on the Isle of Man, is scheduled to be at the Pre TT Classic Races, which marks the start of the TT 2017 festival in just over sixty days time.

Words by Stevie Rial

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