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Prodigious Maiden Manx GP For Marc Ironside

Shirlaws Motorcycles backed Marc Ironside, enjoyed a prodigious maiden Manx GP campaign, as he quickly gelled with the Mountain Course.

Having been impressive throughout practice week, Marc went into the Newcomers B race, confident of contending for at least a podium finish.

The four lap race would prove a quite momentous for the rider regarded amongst Scotland’s leading pure road racers.

He finished a superb second, on the final lap lapping at 111.101 mph, a new record lap speed for the Newcomers B class.

Following his great feats in the Newcomers B race, next up for Marc was the Super Twins encounter.


Photo by Jim Gibson

Showing more accomplished form, he finished a very creditable 12th, as he rounded off his first venture into competition at the Manx Grand Prix in productive style.

In my opinion a definite potential in the future Manx GP winner, Marc showed at this years Manx that he’s a natural around the Mountain Course.

Words by Stevie Rial

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