Newcomers From France – 2015 Spring Cup National Road Races

Newcomers From France – 2015 Spring Cup National Road Races

One of the standout highlights from the 2015 Spring Cup National Road Races was seeing multiple riders from France competing around Oliver’s Mount at the weekend.

Franck Petricola, Nicolas Pautet, Martial Mourra, Frederic Besnard all made their debuts around the mount at the spring cup.


Eric Lenser was back competing around the iconic road race circuit for the second time having competed at the spring cup in 2014, he went onto clinch 16th place finish in opening super twins race.

Junior b race 1 saw Nicolas Pautet clinch highly creditable top ten finish, he went onto secure 11th position in opening spring cup b final race and eighth place finish in second junior b race.

Nicolas who is planning to make his Manx Grand Prix debut this year impressed hugely on his debut around Oliver’s Mount as did Franck Petricola.


Spring cup marked Franck’s return to pure road racing action, seventh and tenth place finishes where achieved in second junior b and spring cup b final races.

11th place finisher in superbike class in 2013 international road racing championship Franck is set to in 2015 make his Isle of Man TT debut competing on a ZX10R Kawasaki in superbike, superstock, senior races.

Top 30 finisher in 2014 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix Martial Mourra clinched highly respectable 14th place finish in junior b race two as he ended Spring Cup National Road Races on a positive note.


Frederic Besnard clinched 13th place finish in second junior b race, Frederic is aiming this year to compete for the first time at the Manx Grand Prix.

In all it was fantastic to see Frederic, Martial, Nicolas, Franck and Eric at the Spring Cup National Road Races, it showed the international appeal of Oliver’s Mount and its encouraging for the future of the tight and twisty road race circuit.

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