2014 Manx Grand Prix
With international appeal continually building for competition at the Isle of Man, another American is about to take on the 37.73 Mountain Course – Aaron League.
The 23-year old of Charlotte, N.C., will compete in the IMGold Manx Grand Prix (MGP), which is considered the amateur’s version of the Isle of Man TT. During the Manx Grand Prix, various classes will take on the Mountain Course for four-lap races.
League will enter the Supertwin and Necomers B classes aboard the Lancashire-based Rea Racing Suzuki SV650. League will also become the youngest American to compete at the Manx Grand Prix.
Following the Manx Grand Prix, League plans to enter the 2015 Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship, which is the stepping stone to the British short circuit racing scene.
League began racing in the US Championship Cup series at the beginning of 2013. To date, he has achieved 12 podiums, including six wins, in the Lightweight division, and is currently the points leader of the GTL class while piloting a Suzuki SV650.
The IMGold Manx Grand Prix runs as part of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling that includes the Classic TT. The names of competitors in the Classic TT are some of the biggest in the international road-racing scene, including 11-time TT winner Michael Dunlop, 21-time TT winner Michael Dunlop, and Bruce Anstey, who holds the outright TT record lap (132.298 mph Average).
“I’ve been wanting to race on the Isle of Man for years now, and I finally created the right opportunities to make it happen,” said League.
“It’s not going to be easy, and the work is going to continue full-stick until the very end of the fortnight, but I am absolutely up for the challenge. Huge thanks go out to Ben Rea and Rea Racing for setting me up with a top-notch Supertwin. With a great machine under me, I’ll be able to focus solely on learning the course and getting around quickly and safely.
“The Manx is my priority at this point, but I do want to use this as a potential springboard into the British series because I think the UK’s racing scene is the best in the world, and as I still plan on pursuing the short circuit route, racing in the UK is vital to the direction I want my racing career to go.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank my sponsors for the continued support and guidance – Cornerspeed/Cornerspin, Willow Downs Performance, Spyke, LS2 Helmets and Zoeburn.com.”
*Aaron is still in search of a title sponsor for his Manx campaign – for more information on how you or your company can get involved, he can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
*To learn more about Aaron visit www.majorleaguemotorsport.com, and follow him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aaronleagueracing and on Twitter: @majorleague.