Reigning back to back Ultra Lightweight class champion Darryl Tweed will return to Manx shores in August, sampling for the third time the Manx Grand Prix.
A former Newcomers A class runner up, last years Manx GP competition saw Ballymoney’s Tweed enhance and some his rising star reputation with series of ultra impressive performances.
On course for a podium within the Mylchreests Junior race prior to running out of fuel at Quarry Bends, the corresponding opening four lap Ultra Lightweight race, would see him produce a dominant, faultless performance on route to clinching a maiden Manx GP victory.
More Manx GP success would follow within the second Ultra Lightweight encounter, as Tweed proved formidable again aboard the Reuben McPhee prepared ZXR 400 Kawasaki.
Looking towards 2019 Mountain Course competition, the current Irish Road Race 400 champion has made the decision to step away from action on 400 machinery, and instead for this years Manx tenure will pilot ER6 Kawasaki machinery in the four lap Lightweight races.
Machinery wise for the Junior, feature Senior races, multi Ulster GP rostrum finisher has confirmed that he will tackle a CBR600RR Honda.
Established amongst Pure Road Racing’s fastest, most talented next generation racers, there’s no doubt that the hugely respected Tweed has the capabilities to bank podium finishes a plenty at the 2019 Manx Grand Prix, which is sure to provide more compelling, enthralling, captivating Mountain Course action.
Words by Stevie Rial