Senior Manx Grand Prix cancelled because of misty conditions

Supertwin Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Russell shrouded in mist on the Mountain. The Festival has been abandoned because of deteriorating conditions

Supertwin Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Russell shrouded in mist on the Mountain. The Festival has been abandoned because of deteriorating conditions

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This year’s Manx Grand Prix meeting has been abandoned ahead of the start of Friday’s delayed Senior MGP.

Clerk of the Course Phil Taubman decided to cancel the last race of the week at the conclusion of the shortened Supertwin GP with weather conditions deteriorating.

Michael Russell won that race by just 0.613 of a second from Wednesday’s Junior Grand Prix winner Michael Sweeney.

The 2009 Senior MGP winner guided his Track Electronics Suzuki to victory over two laps after the contest was shortened with the day’s earlier first run was red flagged a lap and a half in because of mist and rain on the Mountain.

Rob Hodson completed the top three with Colin Stephenson narrowly edging out Stephen McKnight for fourth.

Newcomers B winner Callum Collister was first Manxman home in 13th.

In the concurrently run Lightweight Manx Grand Prix, Alistair Howarth took victory from Colin Martin and Alex Sinclair in a result that was shrouded in confusion after problems struck the event’s timing system.

More in Monday’s Examiner.

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