Double race day in store for culmination of 2018 Manx Grand Prix

Darryl Tweed (1992 Kawasaki ZXR400) at Ballaugh Bridge during Thursday evening's Manx Grand Prix qualifying session. PICTURE BY DAVE KNEEN/WWW.IOMTT.COM

Last minute preparations are being carried out on the isle of Man ahead of the final race day at the 2018 Manx Grand Prix.

Tomorrow’s Race day sees the addition of a second Lightweight Race, as well as the introduction of a concurrent Ultra Lightweight Race, into the traditional final day programme.

Spain’s Victor Lopes Santos, who is the fastest qualifier, will be looking to put the disappointment of his retirement in Wednesday’s Lightweight Race behind him while Andy Farrell will look to do ‘the double’ after winning the first race – his first MGP Race win.

James Chawke, who finished runner up in the Race, having won the Junior MGP Race earlier in the day, will undoubtedly push his fellow Irishman while in the Ultra Lightweight Class Darryl Tweed will again be the man to beat after a dominant win in the first Ultra Lightweight Race.

Matt Stevenson, fastest qualifier for the Senior on his Junior machine, is a confirmed starter for the Senior after repairing his bike that was involved in an accident in the Junior that saw him crash out while leading the race by thirty seconds. 

However, he won’t have it his own way as other contenders include the aforementioned Darryl Tweed, who ran out of fuel at Quarry Bends when running third in the Junior Race and eventual race winner James Chawke. The Isle of Man’s Dean Osborne will also be looking for some home support in his bid to improve on his runner up position in the Junior MGP Race.

The full race day programme is as follows:


09.30: All roads closed around the course

10.45: Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Lightweight MGP Race 2 (4 Laps)

  Ultra-lightweight MGP race 2 (3 Laps) (Run concurrently)

13.30: Senior MGP Race (4 laps)

15.45  ROADS SCHEDULED TO OPEN



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