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Full Grids Likely at Pre-TT Classic

Author: Press Office
Posted on: Monday, Feb 07 2011

Full grids look a strong possibility at the Blackford’s Pre TT Classic Road Races being held on Friday, Saturday and Monday 27th, 28th & 30th May 2011.

With entries having been open for a ‘matter of days’ some 30 entries have already been received by Race Secretary George Peach at his
Castletown home.

Including in that number are no less than seven previous winners in the Solo classes and two winning crews in the Sidecar race.

Adopted ‘Manxie’ Chris Palmer a six time winner in the Classic Races has a trio of machines at his disposal courtesy of Ripley Land. Likewise Chris McGahan has a pair of Honda machines at his disposal along with a Miles

Scot Ewan Hamilton also has three machines in his stable, a brace of 250’s from Japan, a Suzuki and a Yamaha along with his trust 500 Seeley Matchless.

2008 winner Terry Kermode goes one better with a pair of Italian Aermacchi singles and a pair of Japanese Yamaha twins, in both cases 250cc and 350cc capacity for the various races he has entered.

Ex MotoCross and Speedway Star turned road racer Arthur Browning has a brace of Seeley machines to campaign the 2011 meeting on, while Roger Birkenhead will have a 250 Greeves and a 250 Ducati ready to race with Rich Hawkins preferring the 350cc version of the Ducati for his races.

Nick Houghton and Paul Thomas who dominated the Sidecar races in 2008 and 2009 will be hoping to regain the winners laurel wreaths in 2011 from last year’s victors Vince and Phil Biggs.

With the calibre of entries already received the odds are on some great racing around the 4.25-mile Billown Circuit come the end of May.

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