MANX GRAND PRIX: WEDNESDAY REPORT AND RESULTS

Junior
Four and a quarter hours after the scheduled start the 2008 Junior Manx Grand Prix the race reduced from four to three laps got underway at 5.30pm. Simon Fulton No.1, led on the roads and time at Glen Helen for a few seconds, until No 9 Russell Mountford went through to take the lead, a moment later it was Daniel Kneen in front before Michael Weldon went through taking the lead on time by 0.4 of a second.

By Ramsey Philip McGurk went through leading on the roads, then the ‘charge’ which put Daniel Kneen in the lead by just 0.64 of a second from Michael Weldon with Adam Barclay moving into third some 12 seconds down.

At the end of the opening lap, Phil McGurk led on the roads, but called into the pits to refuel. Weldon went through, as did Dan Kneen, with the former leading on time by 0.53 of a second, as Ryan McCay moved into third 23 seconds down.

Ballaugh lap two and Weldon’s lead was up to 0.92 of a second with Kneen 39 seconds ahead of McCay. By Ramsey the lead had been cut to 0.22 of a second and the gap between second and third increased to 44 seconds.

Kneen was in front at the Bungalow by 0.22 of a second, at Cronk-ny-Mona in was Weldon by 0.33 of a second. At the end of the lap with the leaders coming into refuel the lead was up to 1.33 seconds in Weldon’s advantage.

Kneen was first out of pit lane in front of Weldon and was 9 seconds down leaving the pits. Glen Helen third and final lap and Kneen had a 4.88 second advantage over Weldon, as Philip McGurk moved into third.

Ballaugh saw the lead down to 1.70 seconds, still in Kneen’s favour. Ramsey and McGurk was still leading on the roads, although in third place. The lead was now 0.14 of a second but in Weldon’s favour!

The Bungalow showed Weldon’s advantage had increased to 0.23 of a second, as the duo circulated together, as McGurk remained in third place. Cronk-ny-Mona and the gap was 72.37 seconds from Ryan McCay with McGurk third.

Daniel Kneen finished first on the road to take his second victory in two days by 73.59 seconds
from Ryan McCay who was five seconds ahead of Philip McGurk in third.
Junior and Lightweight Classic
The second day’s racing at the 2008 Manx Grand Prix was once again delayed by poor weather conditions resulting that racing would be held back until 3.00pm, with the roads closing one hour previously.

The late start meant that both races would be reduced from four laps to three, a distance of 113.19 miles.

The Clerk of the Course informed riders that conditions were far from ideal, with wet patches around the course and that the lack of adhesion flags would be shown as required as would the visibility flags over the Mountain section. 3.00pm and the flag set off Paul Coward on his own followed ten-seconds later by Alan Oversby and Wattie Brown, then fastest in practice and Monday’s Senior race winner, Ryan Farquhar on a Honda Drixton this time out.

Glen Helen lap one and it was 2007 Junior Classic winner Roy Richardson who enjoyed a 3.42 second lead on time over Ryan Farquhar, with Rich Hawkins in third spot a further seven seconds behind.

Ewan Hamilton victor of last year’s Lightweight was leading the Lightweight class at Glen Helen on lap one. At Ramsey on the opening lap, Oversby was leading on the roads, but it was still Richardson on time, an increasing lead of 14 seconds! Alan Oversby had moved into third place.

At the end of the first lap Richardson held a 28-second lead over Farquhar, who in turn had a six-second advantage over Oversby. Rich Hawkins, Paul Coward and Wattie Brown completed the top six.

The Lightweight class was headed by Ewan Hamilton who came in for a pit stop, with a 13-second lead over Jonathan Cutts with Peter Symes in third. By lap two Glen Helen reported that difference between the leading two Hondas was now 42 seconds.

By Ramsey, however Richardson was leading on the roads from Oversby. The gap between Roy and Ryan was 47.69 seconds. At the conclusion of the second lap Richardson’s lead was now over one minute, with Paul Coward now in third, after Oversby retired during the lap.

The Lightweights were led by Peter Symes with 19 seconds over Jonathan Cutts with Bud Jackson third - all three taking pit stops. Glen Helen on the third and final lap Richardson went through with a 62-second lead over Paul Coward who ‘enjoyed’ a one-second advantage over Farquhar.

In the Lightweight class it was still Symes from Hamilton with a 9 second lead. Through Ramsey for the final time Roy Richardson was 65 seconds ahead of Paul Coward with Ryan Farquhar third a further 10-seconds down. At the chequered flag Roy Richardson took his fifth ‘Manx’ win, his second Junior Classic. Second was Paul Coward with Ryan Farquhar third.

The Lightweight race was won by Ewan Hamilton having regained the lead at the Bungalow on
the third lap. Second was Peter Symes with Jonathan Cutts third.
JUNIOR
1 15 Daniel Kneen* 58 2006 Yamaha R6 600cc 42.33 115.686 Replica
2 6 Ryan McCay 2008 Suzuki GSXR 600cc / P.R.F Racing 59 55.93 113.318 Replica
3 2 Philip McGurk 2006 Honda CBR 600cc / Springcourt Motorcycles 01 00 00.74 113.167 Replica
4 22 Mickey Fitzpatrick 2005 Honda CBR 600cc 01 00 19.80 112.571 Replica
5 9 Russell Mountford 2006 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 00 32.31 112.183 Replica
6 10 Trevor Ferguson 2006 Triumph Daytona 675cc 01 00 52.67 111.558 Replica
7 72 Michael Russell 2006 Suzuki GSR 600cc 01 01 14.52 110.895 Replica
8 13 Wayne Kirwan 2007 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 01 14.62 110.891 Replica
9 21 Noel Patterson 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 01 18.75 110.767 Replica
10 25 Kirk Farrow 2003 Honda CBR 600cc / John Richards 01 01 19.54 110.743 Replica
11 11 Jules Croft 2007 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 01 25.63 110.560 Replica
12 18 Stephen McIlvenna 2005 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 01 38.12 110.187 Replica
13 56 Ivan Lintin* 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 01 43.45 110.028 Replica
14 8 Scott Wilson 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600cc / P.R.F Racing 01 01 46.70 109.932 Replica
15 38 Ryan Kneen* 2002 Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 01 55.23 109.679 Replica
16 52 Dennis Booth 2006 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 02 02.40 109.468 Replica
17 53 Steve McDonald 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600cc / P.R.F Racing 01 02 40.32 108.364 Replica
18 44 David Lumsden 2006 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 02 42.88 108.290 Replica
19 29 Neil Kent Yamaha DTR 250cc / D Trollope Racing/Morris Lubricants 01 02 43.67 108.268 Replica
20 58 Darwyn Young 2003 Honda CBR RR 599cc 01 02 48.32 108.134 Replica
21 27 Simon Perkin 2007 Triumph 675cc 01 02 51.40 108.046 Replica
22 17 Andy Cowin 2006 Kawasaki ZXR 600cc / Sandbach Scrap Metals 01 02 57.47 107.872 Replica
23 26 Ross Johnson 2004 Honda CBR 600cc 01 03 02.21 107.737 Replica
24 59 Stuart Bainborough 2005 Honda RR 600cc 01 03 09.64 107.526 Replica
25 57 James McCann 2008 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 03 10.88 107.491 Replica
26 43 Dan Hobson 2005 Yamaha R6 599cc 01 03 15.21 107.368 Replica
27 42 David Taylor 2005 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 03 15.31 107.365 Replica
28 37 Carolynn Sells 2004 Honda CBR 600cc / Martin Bullock 01 03 23.66 107.130 Replica
29 65 Paul Gartland 2007 Triumph Daytona 675cc 01 03 45.86 106.508 Replica
30 66 Neil Vicars 2004 Honda CBR RR 600cc 01 03 46.88 106.480 Replica
31 46 Samuel Dunlop 2000 Honda RS 250cc 01 03 50.44 106.380 Replica
32 41 Paul Judge 2007 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 03 54.79 106.260 Replica
33 79 Richie Ellis 2007 Kawasaki ZX6R 600cc 01 03 56.50 106.213 Replica
34 32 Anthony Davies 2003 Yamaha R6 599cc 01 03 58.29 106.163 Replica
35 73 Declan Duffy* 2006 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 04 04.80 105.983 Replica
36 40 Callum O’Shea 2004 Kawasaki ZX6RR 600cc 01 04 06.91 105.925 Replica
37 31 Martin Powell Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 04 08.96 105.869 Replica
38 48 Simon Mara 2003 Yamaha R6 599cc 01 04 10.43 105.828 Replica
39 36 Brian Spooner 2006 Yamaha TZ 249cc / CG Chell/Eazy Rider 01 04 14.79 105.708 Replica
40 71 Anthony Redmond 2005 Honda CBR RR 600cc 01 04 15.41 105.692 Replica
41 96 Duci Fausto* 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 04 29.46 105.308 Replica
42 78 Marie Hodgson 2007 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 04 36.30 105.122
43 62 Darren Neal 2007 Yamaha R6 599cc / CSC Branson Racing 01 04 47.98 104.806
44 54 Mike Noble 2002 Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 04 56.06 104.589
45 51 Andy Lovett 2005 Honda CBR 600cc 01 05 03.10 104.400
46 115 Brian Purdy 2005 Yamaha R6 600cc / C & C Limited 01 05 03.94 104.378
47 35 Paul Lawson 2007 Suzuki GSXR 599cc 01 05 07.20 104.291
48 70 Bob Farrington 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 05 15.55 104.068
49 106 Jules Ray 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 05 15.73 104.063
50 28 Mike Minns 2003 Honda RR 600cc / Merlin Sidecars 01 05 23.83 103.849
51 85 Tom Snow 2007 Honda RS 250cc 01 05 25.80 103.796
52 86 Derek Costello* 2007 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 05 30.05 103.684
53 100 Mike Carter 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 05 31.38 103.649
54 19 Tim Sayers 2006 Honda CBR 600cc / Woods Motorcycles 01 05 32.86 103.610
55 84 Lee Prior 2006 Suzuki GSXR 599cc 01 05 37.67 103.483
56 97 Alistair Haworth 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600cc 01 05 38.38 103.465
57 83 Adam Jones* 2006 Kawasaki ZX6RR 599cc 01 05 39.96 103.423
58 75 John Hulley 2004 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 05 40.32 103.414
59 45 John Byatt 2004 Honda CBR 600cc 01 05 49.95 103.162
60 94 Derek Jackson* 2005 Honda CBR 600cc 01 06 00.92 102.876
61 63 Leon Donaghy 2006 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 06 05.43 102.759
62 77 Brian Appleton 2003 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 06 07.05 102.717
63 81 Gary Chalkley 2003 Honda CBR 600cc / O.A.P. Racing 01 06 14.09 102.535
64 88 Garth Woods 2006 Yamaha R6 599cc / Apollo Engineering 01 06 23.18 102.301
65 74 Timmy Turtle 2005 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 06 27.51 102.190
66 105 Brian Wyles 2004 Triumph Daytona 600cc 01 06 41.51 101.833
67 113 Peter Gibson 2005 Yamaha YZFR6 599cc 01 06 47.51 101.680
68 87 Andy McPherson 2004 Honda CBR 600cc / Beowulf 01 07 04.70 101.246
69 60 Keith McKay 2006 Kawasaki ZX6RR 600cc 01 07 14.88 100.990
70 110 Les Miller 2007 Yamaha R6 599cc / Greg Turner 01 07 59.80 99.878
71 98 Robert Gordon 2005 Honda CBR 600cc 01 08 02.86 99.804
72 33 Tim Farr 2002 Honda CBR 600cc 01 08 21.39 99.353
73 101 John Coleman* 2006 Yamaha R6R 599cc 01 08 31.60 99.106
74 92 Bill Rice 2004 Yamaha R6 599cc 01 08 40.69 98.887
75 109 Steve Moody* 2008 Triumph Daytona 675cc 01 08 47.36 98.728
76 99 Peter Creer* 2005 Honda CBR 599cc 01 08 58.31 98.466
77 104 Dave Bosendorfer* 2007 Triumph Daytona 675cc 01 09 41.95 97.439
78 108 Stephen Carr 2004 Kawasaki ZX6R 600cc 01 11 22.65 95.148
79 117 Neil Nugent 2006 Suzuki K6 600cc 01 11 39.03 94.785
80 90 Mark Parbury* 2007 Kawasaki ZX6R 599cc 01 11 43.51 94.686
81 114 Paul Welch* 2006 Yamaha R6 600cc 01 11 59.35 94.339
82 111 Tim Carrington 2003 Triumph Daytona 675cc 01 12 35.10 93.565
83 107 Frank James* 2001 Honda CBR 599cc 01 14 35.46 91.049
LIGHTWEIGHT CLASSIC

1 79 Ewan Hamilton 01 14 Suzuki T20 242cc 04.88 91.675 Replica
2 78 Peter Symes Suzuki T20 250cc / Jack Harrison 01 14 15.64 91.453 Replica
3 74 Jonathan Cutts Suzuki T20 247cc 01 14 52.91 90.695 Replica
4 77 Peter Richardson Suzuki T20 248cc / Martin Bullock 01 15 30.82 89.936 Replica
5 90 Ian Rycroft Kawasaki A1-R 249cc 01 19 02.67 85.919 Replica
6 75 Bob Millinship Ducati Caffrey 247cc 01 19 36.44 85.311 Replica
7 81 Alan Bud Jackson Suzuki 247cc 01 20 13.22 84.659 Replica
8 96 Bob Simmons 1966 Suzuki TR 247cc 01 20 23.30 84.482 Replica
9 86 Mervyn Stratford Greeves Silverstone 247cc 01 20 51.91 83.984 Replica
10 91 Andy Wilson Suzuki T20 247cc 01 21 12.20 83.634 Replica
11 92 Tony Mason Honda K4 249cc 01 22 06.28 82.716

JUNIOR CLASSIC

1 14 Roy Richardson 01 08 Honda Drixton 349cc / Martin Bullock 02.42 99.814 Replica
2 2 Paul Coward Honda K4 348cc 01 09 12.26 98.136 Replica
3 6 Ryan Farquhar Honda Drixton 347cc 01 09 23.39 97.873 Replica
4 12 Rich Hawkins 1971 Honda K4 348cc 01 09 28.95 97.743 Replica
5 4 Wattie Brown Honda Drixton 350cc 01 11 58.88 94.349 Replica
6 25 John Burrows Honda 350cc 01 12 18.19 93.929 Replica
7 18 Bob Price Honda K4 350cc 01 12 36.41 93.537 Replica
8 11 Paul Dobbs Aermacchi Al Doro 350cc 01 12 53.99 93.161 Replica
9 15 Dave Madsen-Mygdal Honda Drixton 349cc / Gerry O’Sullivan 01 13 05.25 92.922 Replica
10 29 Alec Whitwell Honda CB 350cc / Geoff Bates Racing 01 13 37.95 92.234 Replica
11 30 Steven Gibbs Honda CB350 347cc 01 13 53.22 91.916 Replica
12 61 Kevin Murphy Honda CB 349cc / Austin Powered Racing 01 14 43.28 90.890 Replica
13 22 Ken Davis Honda K4 350cc 01 15 18.37 90.184
14 28 Meredydd Owen Seeley MKII 348cc 01 15 30.88 89.935
15 35 Steve Ferguson Honda K4 350cc / RJP Racing 01 15 34.60 89.861
16 33 Mick Moreton Seeley 7R 349cc 01 16 14.77 89.072
17 31 Keith Dixon Seeley 7R 349cc 01 16 31.02 88.757
18 43 Arthur Browning AJS Seeley 348cc / Richard Harvey 01 16 47.38 88.442
19 42 Jason Lamb Honda CB350 349cc 01 17 22.50 87.772
20 26 Andy Reynolds Honda TAB 349cc 01 17 36.53 87.508
21 32 Grant Sellars Norton Manx 350cc 01 17 37.64 87.487
22 23 Dave Hughes Norton Manx 349cc 01 17 47.08 87.310
23 58 Tim Shaw* Honda K4 350cc 01 17 50.05 87.255
24 39 Les Cross Honda K4 350cc 01 19 08.90 85.806
25 51 Dave Matravers* Honda K4 350cc 01 19 15.83 85.681
26 52 Andrew Ryder Aermacchi Ala D’oro 349cc 01 19 17.44 85.652
27 46 Ian Griffiths Aermacchi Ala D’oro 344cc 01 19 23.54 85.542
28 37 Richard Bairstow BSA Goldstar 350cc 01 20 15.22 84.624
29 36 Sean Leonard Honda K4 348cc 01 20 49.70 84.023
30 41 Tim Vernall Aermacchi 349cc 01 20 51.17 83.997
31 49 Kay Streets Seeley 7R 349cc 01 22 15.34 82.565
32 48 Gordon Powell Honda CB350 347cc 01 25 12.35 79.706
33 47 Bob Light* Honda Drixton 350cc 01 25 44.05 79.215

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