Rhys Hardisty went through the pain barrier to secure his second podium finish on the Mountain Course, in the Lightweight Classic TT.
Still recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in an incident at the Aberdare Park Road Races, he overall finished fifth on the REPS Motorcycles/Kaymac backed TZ 250 Yamaha, finishing the leading privateer in the four lap race.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
He dedicated his race victory to his good friend the late but great Billy Redmayne.
Following his Classic TT exploits, his 2016 Manx GP campaign, would prove a frustrating one.
The main race of the week, the Senior, saw him finish a highly respectable 31st on his YZF R6 Yamaha mount.
Established amongst Wales leading pure road racers, Rhys has this year had overall an excellent roads season.
Main highlights have included third position in the opening super twins race, at the Southern 100, plus 250 success at the Tandragee 100.
Although the Manx Grand Prix, did not yield the results that he wanted, it does not take away from what’s been a top year of pure road racing action, for a rider who is a specialist on multiple classes of machinery.
Words by Stevie Rial