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Senior Manx Grand Prix race preview

Senior Manx Grand Prix race preview

The senior Manx Grand Prix race entry has a mix of 750s and 600s making it one of the most interesting races of race week at the Manx Grand Prix this year. One of the leading 750 riders entered includes former junior Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Sweeney who will race a Suzuki GSX-R 750 for the Martin Bullock Manxsport team. Another top rider entered on a 750 this year in the senior race is Paul Smyth who took a 2nd place finish in last years junior Manx Grand Prix. Paul will ride for the experienced PRF racing team a team which has had many top 10 finishes in both the TT races and the Manx Grand Prix.

Having been in the top 20 in the senior TT back in 2009 Kiaran Hankin will be looking to be amongst the contenders to win the senior Manx Grand Prix this year on his KH Tool Plant Hire Honda CBR 600 race bike. Also entered on 600s in the senior Manx Grand Prix race include Stephen Mcknight who took a 3rd place finish in the junior Manx Grand Prix last year and also had a good debut at this years Southern 100. Current outright lap record holder at the Manx Alan Jackson is entered in the senior Manx Grand Prix on his Moriwaki 600 and will be looking for a top result.

Aiming for a top 10 finish in the senior Manx Grand Prix this year is Rodger Wibberley on the KS Performance Kawasaki ZX-6 who has been a regular competitor at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. Returning to the Manx Grand Prix this year is Italian Tommaso Totti on the team WRM racing team Yamaha R6 and will be aiming for solid and consistent results. Riding for the Barnes racing team at this years Manx Grand Prix is James Coward who is aiming for some top results in particular in the junior and the senior Manx Grand Prix. Southern 100 and Jurby road races competitor Darryl Mcgeown races for the Top Gun racing team in the senior race on a Honda CBR 600.

 British superbike and Isle of Man TT team Splitlath Redmond Motorsport are making their debut this year at the Manx Grand Prix along with the teams rider John Simpson, both team and rider are both aiming to enjoy the Manx Grand Prix this year and also to achieve good results. Manx riders Glenn Harrison & Carl Roberts will team up as team mates in the Quayside racing squad on Yamaha R6s with both aiming for personal best race finishes. The senior Manx Grand Prix is the one they all want to win and expect this year in particular to see more new names, newcomers and international riders to be in contention for the blue riband race of the 2012 Manx Grand Prix.

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