Frustrating finish for Manx GP

Posted: 02 Sep 2013

Frustrating finish for Manx GP

The final day of the Manx GP on Friday got off to a frustrating start with the original race red flagged due to deteriorating weather conditions. Although the SuperTwin Manx Grand Prix race finally got underway at 2pm, it had been cut to a two-lap shoot out.

Michael Sweeney was the first rider across the line in 41:58.390 (104.924mph) but it was 2009 Manx GP winner Michael Russell’s time of 41:57.777 (104.950mph) that secured him the top step of the podium. Rob Hodson, who finished fourth in the 2012 Newcomer B race, took third place with 42:32.571 (103.579mph).

In the Lightweight race, Alistair Haworth took the victory after leading from the first sector at Glen Helen, while Colin Martin and Alex Sinclair completed the podium.

However, as weather conditions continued to deteriorate around the Mountain Course, the Clerk of the Course announced the abandonment of the meeting, meaning the Senior Manx Grand Prix was cancelled for the second time in its history.