Leading the Manx GP graduates challenge in yesterdays RST Superbike race, PRF Racing’s Barry Evans showcased again why he is considered amongst Wales current leading closed roads exponents.
Lapping from a standing start at a new personal best lap speed of 125.090 mph, Evans who was piloting on Saturday afternoon PRF’s Superstock GSX-R 1000 Suzuki instead of the teams Superbike, went onto finish a very creditable 23rd.
Delighted to seal a first bronze replica TT finish, it’s fair to say that his solid, consistent pace surprised some but didn’t surprise many astute roads aficionados.
After a day away from practice/race action, the Welsh star has a busy day of Mountain Course competition tomorrow, as he samples both of the four lap opening Monster Energy Supersport and Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock races.
Respectively 48th and 34th on the Supersport, Superstock practice time sheets, 2017 Senior Manx GP runner up Evans who is thoroughly enjoying his first TT voyage, has the proven capabilities to contend on Monday for more excellent finishes.
Outside of TT 2018, he’s also planning to compete this year at the Classic TT, plus is also considering tackling for the first time, the world’s fastest road race the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.
Words by Stevie Rial