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Stats: 32 Fastest Racers – 2019 Manx Grand Prix

Given that we should have been focusing this week on Manx GP practice action, it’s a good time to look back at the pace setters from last year’s meeting.

Fastest overall was Chris Preston Racing’s Nathan Harrison, who claimed memorable Junior, Senior race victories.

Harrison’s PB lap speed of 122.094 mph, set during the showpiece, blue riband Senior race makes him now the fifth quickest racer in MGP history.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Alongside Harrison, a further six racers last year joined the ‘Tommy Club’. They are as follows:

Lightweight class record holder James Hind (121.773), VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars (121.193), Peoples Bike Team’s Stephen Parsons (121.12), Junior race runner-up Stephen Smith (120.892), lead 750 runner Dan Ingham (120.469) and Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed (120.124).

Yorkshireman Steven Procter (120.076) also topped the 120 mph lap mark whilst five more competitors Andy Farrell (119.575), Andrew Fisher (118.982), Arnie Shelton (118.427), David McConnachy (118.366), Italian star Francesco Curinga (118.123) all nudged past the 118 mph lap barrier.

Newcomers wise, Quickest Mountain Course debutants were respective Newcomers A victor, runner-up’s IRRC Supersport front runner Pierre Yves Bian (116.241), Sam Mousley (116.187).

The overall 32 quickest racers from the 2019 Manx GP, is as follows:

1 Nathan Harrison 122.094
2 James Hind 121.773
3 Brad Vicars 121.193
4 Stephen Parsons 121.12
5 Stephen Smith 120.892
6 Dan Ingham 120.469
7 Darryl Tweed 120.124
8 Steven Procter 120.076
9 Andy Farrell 119.575
10 Andrew Fisher 118.982
11 Arnie Shelton 118.427
12 David McConnachy 118.366
13 Francesco Curinga 118.123
14 Damian Horan 117.975
15 Marc Colvin 117.966
16 Dave Butler 117.775
17 Chris Cook 117.681
18 Chris Sarbora 116.978
19 Pierre Yves Bian 116.241
20 Sam Mousley 116.187
21 Grant Gaskell 115.939
22 Ben Rea 115.862
23 Rad Hughes 115.711
24 David Murphy 115.191
25 Shaun Evans 115.147
26 Gaz Evans 115.076
27 Michael Rees 114.906
28 Teddy Bresson 114.804
29 Louis O’Regan 114.761
30 David Brook 114.647
31 Adrian Hartog 114.382
32 Jim Barnett 114.076

Words by Stevie Rial

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