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Rider Updates 31 July 2003

Darren Burns will be riding in the Manx after all. Some confusion arose because he is committed to another meeting at the end of race week and would have to miss the Senior. but he will ride a 250 Honda in the Newcomers and the Junior. The 33-year-old Lisburn joiner was Irish 250 champion in 2000 and 2001.

As if the din of Huw Hughes' rotary Norton was not enough for non-believers, this time there'll be two of the beautifully rowdy twins. Huw has lent his second bike to his friend Andy Wilson. Huw has campaigned the Wankel-engined machine since 1992 and claims to have done more Mountain Course laps than any other on similar machinery.

Philip Harman from Northchapel, West Sussex, is a man of many parts and now awaits his MGP debut. The 41-year-old computer software company director originally intended doing the Manx as far back as 1992 but broke a leg and had to withdraw. He has ridden motocross, speedway, sidecars, enduros and supercross, but always seems to drift back to road racing. If he qualifies this year his sponsors - the Workshop (Bolney) have promised a more competitive bike than the TRX850 Yamaha he has this time.

Winning a Manx has so far narrowly eluded Kirk Michael rider Norman Kneen. He finished second on a 125 in 1998 and 2000 and third in 1999. This time he goes for the 250 on a B and K Honda and has a T20 Dickie Watson-Barry Wood supported Suzuki for the Lightweight Classic.

Ian Pattinson from Weardale hopes to win this year. The talented 35-year-old technician has a 600 Suzuki and a 750 Kawasaki from the Martin Bullock stable already has 13 silver replicas and has lapped at 117.90mph. Recently he has been sharpening his form on an XR600 Honda in supermotos. Watching him "backing in" to the Quarter Bridge a la Troy Bayliss should be well worth seeing!

Although usually fully committed to the Hall Green Velocettes tuned by father Ivan, 43-year-old Grahame Rhodes from Hilton in Derbyshire, has an Aermacchi and a Seeley Matchless for his Classic events. He was fourth in the 1995 350 Classic.

Roy "The Boy" Richardson from Blackpool is a good bet to win the Lightweight Classic again. He has another of the ubiquitous Suzuki Super Sixes entered by Martin Bullock and has a 116.86mph lap to his credit, not of course on the T20 butduring the 2002 Production TT. He got a podium place in the last 250 TT run in 2002 behind Bruce Anstey and Ronnie Smith.

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