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Martin Finnegan Twenty one year old Martin Finnegan, from Lusk in Ireland is making a return to this years Manx Grand Prix, one year after his amazing win in the Lightweight Newcomers Race.

The talented rider is currently riding in the British Junior Supersport Championship for Team Ireland Racing alongside multi North West 200 winner, Woosley Coulter.
However his Manx Grand Prix effort will be backed by Clive Padgett from Padgett's of Batley. He will ride a 250cc RS Honda in both the Junior and Lightweight races with additional backing from long time friend and sponsor Tony Carton.

Martin told us 'I'm really glad to be getting the chance to do the Manx again, because ultimately I want to carve out a career at the TT'.

'I'm enjoying this year in Britain, even though there is so much to learn, and it's a bit different to the road's back home'.

'I haven't turned my back on the roads and I'll always do the North West, and hopefully soon, the TT and probably the Ulster'.

'And I'm still riding the G50 at Skerries because if I don't, Alan (Sweetman) reckons he's going to sue me for breach of contract!'

Martin will start as one of the firm favourites at this years Manx, and he will be particularly hard to beat if it rains, being what some people call a wet weather specialist.

It is good to know that there are still some talented, young riders wanting to take part in Pure Road Racing. Let's hope the TT organisers notice his ability in the future, and do their best to ensure he continues to ride in the Isle of Man.

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