Synonymous with helping out future TT stars, the Mike Hailwood Foundation have officially unveiled today the list of racers who will receive sponsorship from them courtesy of their scholarship scheme, for Mountain Course action in 2019.
Prospective TT 2019 participants chosen to gain MHF backing are the lead newcomer of TT 2018 Davey Todd, McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean, PRF Racing’s Barry Evans, leading Austrian roads competitor Julian Trummer and reigning Junior, Senior Manx GP champions Matt Stevenson and James Chawke.
Sidecar stars Estelle Leblond, Michael Jackson and Ryan Crowe/Callum Crowe also enjoy MHF backing, as do a selection of ambitious, highly rated Manx GP exponents which include impressive Mountain Course debutants from last August, Chris Preston Racing’s Nathan Harrison, Michael Browne and Newcomers B runner up James Hind.
Photo by Mark Corlett
Additional anticipated 2019 Manx GP entrants to receive MHF scholarship sponsorship packages are Stephen Parsons, Melton Mowbray’s Dan Ingham and former Newcomers A victor Brad Vicars.
Speaking today about the foundation’s rider sponsorship plans, plus added 2019 schemes, the MHF’s Kevin Quirk stated:
“MHF (Mike Hailwood Foundation) continues to improve the cafe facilities, which offer quality food and drinks at a realistic price.
We are expanding our range of merchandise with our T shirts, having the names of supported riders printed on the back. So please visit Hailwood’s during the TT or MGP.
In addition to supporting individual riders, we have increased our Manx GP newcomers weekend support by 25%.”
Words by Stevie Rial