Last weekend prospective Manx Grand Prix newcomers experienced the 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 rising star at Oliver’s Mount Mike Norbury, Aaron Mellish and runner up in last years Irish road race 400/450 championship, Darryl Tweed.
Plus leading Czech road racer Veronika Hankocyova and IRRC Supersport front runner Daryl Dorlich.
Photo by Jim Gibson
Additional international competitors planning to make their Manx GP debut’s include Spain’s Ramon Basomba, who is set to compete under the Martimotos banner.
Italy is also set to have a strong presence at the Manx, courtesy of experienced short circuit competitors Maurizio Bottalico and Matteo Bardelli.
1993 Formula 1 TT winner Nick Jefferies, Davy Morgan, Rodger Wibberley, Carolynn Sells, Nuno Caetano, Oliver Dupuy, John Batty, Jim Barnett and Shaun Brown where all on the Isle of Man last Saturday, passing on tips a plenty to the future Mountain Course debutants.
This weekend sees a new batch of possible 2017 Manx Grand Prix competitors, embark onto the world famous Manx roads, amongst them includes France’s Fabrice Faivre and Teddy Bresson.
Words by Stevie Rial