2017 Manx GP : Friday 1st September 2017 : Senior Manx Grand Prix Results :

Michael Evans on his way to a 2017 Manx GP Double
Michael Evans on his way to a 2017 Manx GP Double

After a fortnight of exquisite racing the 2017 Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling comes to an end.

Congratulations go to Michael Evans on his Senior Manx Grand Prix win and of course doubling it up with his Junior win! The first rider since 2011 to pull off the double win.

Add this double to his lap record of 122.866 mph and he has had one hell of a fortnight.

Second place in the Senior went to Barry Evans with Dean Osbourne taking third.

Michael Evans takes the 2017 Senior Manx GP to complete a Junior / Senior Double
Michael Evans takes the 2017 Senior Manx GP to complete a Junior / Senior Double

See below for official race timings and speeds

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2017 Manx GP : Friday 1st September 2017 : Senior Manx Grand Prix Starting List & Schedule :

The start list for the Senior Manx Grand Prix has now been published, along with the final qualifying lap times.

In an interesting innovation the full grid will line up in qualifying lap order for the blue riband event, including the top twenty.

Friday’s race schedule is as follows:

Friday 1st September – Senior Manx Grand Prix Race Day
Roads Close at 0930 until no later than 1700 and, if required, 1800 to 2100.

1015: Senior Manx Grand Prix Race (4 laps)

1225: Roads scheduled to open

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2017 Senior Manx Grand Prix

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2017 Manx GP : Wednesday 30th August 2017 : Lightweight Manx Grand Prix Results :

Congratulations to Darren Cooper on his Manx GP win in the 2017 Lightweight Race. Second place went to Andy Farrell with Barry Evans taking the third spot on the rostrum.

See below for official race timings and speeds.

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2017 Classic TT : Tuesday 29th August 2017 : Newcomers A & B Manx Grand Prix Results :

Congratulations to Brad Vicars taking the win in the 3 lap Newcomers A Manx GP Race, Darryl Tweed taking second and Stephen Parsons filling the podium in third.

The Newcomers B Manx GP top three was the filled by the first place of Derek Wilson, second was Ben Rosendaal and Lee Bass in third.

See below for official race timings and speeds.

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2017 Manx GP : Saturday 26th August 2017 Practice & Qualifying Results and Average Speeds :

Results per class from today’s (Saturday 26th August 2017) Manx GP practice and qualifying session :

 

 

 

Check out our post on identifying a motorcycle and rider’s class on their number and back plate : https://tbni.blog/2017/08/26/manx-gp-and-classic-tt-number-plates-colour-schemes/

 

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Official Statement from Guy Martin…

Official statement from #GuyMartin:
Plenty of folk have been asking what I’m up to this year.

I fancy a change of scenery. I’ve been racing the TT for 11 years. All I’ve really done since I was 18, except the trucks, is race motorbikes and my brain needs something else. 

Every year’s the same: testing, racing, then start again. It brought it home to me when I was lying in hospital after the Ulster Grand Prix crash. 

I’ve been on about the Tour Divide, the toughest pushbike race in the world, for three years and I thought I’ll blink and next thing I’ll be 45, so I’m going to do it this year. I like breaking myself mentally and the Tour Divide will be tough, but it’s same time at TT, so that’s forced me to make a choice.

I’m not done with motorbikes. I’m attempting the Wall of Death record in the spring and having a go at the land speed record in the summer and if I do race on the roads it will be with TAS.

After the Tour Divide I might never want to see a pushbike again – or never want to go road racing again, I don’t know. But I do know Bruce Anstey and John McGuinness are still racing the TT, and they’ve got a few years on me, so maybe I’ll come back next year. Or maybe I’ll find something else interesting to do. 

I’ve got more interests than just motorbikes and I just think let’s bloody have ‘em.

Thanks very much as ever for the support. 

Guy.

Unfortunately to me that reads as a ‘farewell.’ Hopefully it is more of a ‘see you later’ than a ‘good bye.’