Exactly one year ago today, the 2019 Newcomers Manx GP races took centre stage in decent conditions on the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.
Martimotos Racing’s Pierre Yves Bian became the first French MGP winner of the 21st century, after a dominant performance within the class A category.
Yves Bian, an established IRRC Supersport front runner, took race spoils by 16.659 seconds over plucky lead pursuer Sam Mousley.
Photo by Mark Corlett
Alun Brooks finalised the podium finishers whilst positions 4th-6th were secured by Redgate Motorsport backed Mike Mace and the Yorkshire duo of Lewis Bramwell and David Brook.
Mike Brew, Ben Wales, number 1 plate holder Victor Ortega and Quentin Limousin concluded the first ten finishers.
Remaining race finishers were Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough specialist Paul Marley, Chris Stuart, Poland’s Krystian Paluch, Switzerland’s Ivo Ladde and Nottingham’s Chris North.
Mark Kirkby claimed class B honours by over six minutes! whilst class C victory accolades went to Falcon Road Racing’s Andrew Jackson.
Joining Jackson, Kirkby on the rostrum were respective class B,C second, third place finishers Robert Cairns, David Stiff, Adrian Skaife and Pete Gibson.
Words by Stevie Rial