Last weekend prospective Manx GP newcomers experienced the mythical Mountain Course for the first time, having taken part in the first of two newcomers weekends.
Riders to gain their first miles of the most famous road racing circuit in the world, included accomplished Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough exponents Lewis Bramwell and Paul Marley, plus IRRC Supersport points finisher Krystian Paluch.
Poland’s Paluch is planning to be the first Polish Mountain Course competitor since 2011, when Piotr Betlej made an impressive TT debut.
Additional international competitors planning to make their Manx GP debut’s include the French trio of Quentin Limousin, Nicholas Robert and Wayne Bourgeais, plus Switzerland’s Ivo Ladde and Spain’s Victor Ortega Perez.
Added racers to make trip to Manx shores last week, were York based Chris North, Alun Brooks, Chris Stuart, David Stiff, Pete Gibson, David Brooks, Russell Dodds, Andy Jackson and seasoned Irish roads competitor Robert Cairns.
Experienced current, former Manx GP, TT competitors to offer knowledge, tips a plenty to prospective Manx GP exponents last weekend, included Rodger Wibberley, popular travelling marshal/Manx Motor Cycle Club Director Jim Hunter and Gordon Huxley Racing’s Jonathan Perry.
The next Mike Hailwood Foundation supported newcomers weekend for prospective Manx GP debutants, takes place from the 29th to the 31st of March.
Words by Stevie Rial