David Roper of Team Obsolete will bring the AJS 7R3 “Triple Knocker” to this year’s Manx Grand Prix on Avon tires.
The Manx Grand Prix motorcycle races, scheduled August 23-30 this year, are held annually on the Isle of Man TT “Mountain Circuit” course for two weeks, and this year marks the 90th anniversary of the race. The ‘MGP,’ or ‘Manx’ as it is more commonly known, is considered to be the amateur riders’ alternative to the original Isle of Man TT races held in May and June. No other motorcycle race is held on such a challenging track. This nearly 38-mile mountain course requires intense skill and courage, with its never-ending series of bends, bumps, jumps and stone walls.
The event consists of six four-lap races of the 37.72-mile (60.70 km) circuit that begins at the TT Grandstand in Douglas, the Island’s capital. The separate classes are the Newcomers Class, Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight Class, Junior Class, Senior Class and the Junior/Lightweight and Senior Classic races for older machines.
Roper’s AJS 7R3, one of only four ever built, will compete using Avon’s AM20 90/90-19 on the front, and AM18 100/90-19 on the rear. For more information about the Manx Grand Prix, visit manxgrandprix.org. For more information about the history of the Isle of Man competition, visit iomtt.com.
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