The previous incarnation of the Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Junior Race was - by and large - identical to the Senior, with just a handful of 750s in the latter. But it’s all change for 2022 with the Junior now the home of the Supertwins, now upped in capacity from 650cc to 700cc to align with the TT Races.
For these middleweight road-going motorcycles, the engines must remain the same capacity as when they left the factory. After that, development is fair game...
For a number of years, competitors would either go down the Suzuki or Kawasaki route, taking a fairly basic commuting machine and transforming it into a near prototype-spec piece of kit. Others preferred to invest big at the start and opted for the more expensive Paton - a proven race winner straight out of the box.
Now though, there's new metal from both Aprilia and Yamaha. They were few and far between at the TT and didn't really trouble the podium, but the Manx Grand Prix could very well see these class newcomers on the top step.
|Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Junior
|4 laps / 150.92mi (242.88km)
|Francesco Curinga, Paton S1-R - 115.212mph / 19m38.940s
|Rob Hodson, Kawasaki ER-6 - 113.057mph / 1h20m05.620s
|Blue backgrounds with white numbers
|Aprilia, CF Moto, Kawasaki, Paton, Suzuki, WK Bikes, Yamaha