MotorcyclesRoad Racing

Andy Lawson Handed Victory In Junior Manx GP

1 Mins read

A dramatic Junior Manx GP race saw Scot Andy Lawson take victory after a pitlane issue took the glory away from Rob Hodson.

Hodson was in a commanding position at the head of the field, leading second place by over ten seconds when making his pit stop on lap two. Almost two minutes were wasted as his crew had their hands on the wrong fuel pump, dropping the Wigan rider down to eighth at Glen Helen on the third lap, eventually working back up to fourth at the finish line.

Lawson, meanwhile, only made the top five by Glen Helen on the first lap, behind Hodson, James Neesom, Michael Moulai and Dean Roberts. However, by Ramsey, Lawson had moved in to second, with Andy Farrell filling the final spot in the top three. The top three held their places as they came back to the Grandstand, while Moulai and Neesom completed the top five.

As the pit stops took place, Hodson was not the only one to experience trouble, with a lengthy stop from Farrell dropping him out of the podium placings. Meanwhile, new leader Lawson had an 18 second margin over new second place rider, newcomer Billy Redmayne. Moulai, who was holding third following the stops, retired at Crosby Hotel, allowing Farrell to retake third.

Despite setting the fastest lap of the race at 119.062mph, Redmayne could do nothing of Lawson’s lead, with the Scot completing the 4 lap race in 1 hour, 17 minutes and 27.384 seconds, twelve seconds clear of Redmayne and Farrell finishing third.

Hodson ended nine seconds away from a podium spot, with Andrew Soar rounding out the top five.

883 posts

About author
Based in Mid-Wales, James joined TCF at the start of the 2013 season, covering a range of disciplines, predominantly Motorcycle Road Racing and NASCAR. Follow him on Twitter @JCCharman
Related posts
Circuit NewsMotorcycles

Pol Tarres breaks own bike altitude world record

1 Mins read
Yamaha’s rally raid ace Pol Tarrés set the world record for the highest altitude climb on a bike when he ascended 6,677 metres up Ojos del Salado on his Ténéré World Raid.
Circuit NewsMotorcycles

FIM ban on Russians, Belarusians to continue into 2024

2 Mins read
As Moscow’s three-day war on Ukraine extends into its 651st day, its riders as well as Minsk’s will remain barred from competing in FIM-sanctioned events through at least the start of 2024.
MotorcyclesOff Road

Gotland Grand National losing Tofta site amid Swedish Army activity

3 Mins read
The Gotland Grand National, the world’s largest enduro race, will no longer be held at Tofta shooting range after 2023 as the Swedish military increases exercises there amid the current global climate.