The last day of racing at the 2010, Manx Grand Prix suffered an hour’s postponement as mist was reported on the mountain part of the Isle of Man course. Phil Taubman, the Clerk of the Course said that the condition of the roads was good with no substantial moisture on the road surface but that riders should be aware of patches of mist on the mountain. Taubman also noted that a lack of adhesion flag would be displayed at Ballagarey for the opening lap.
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The first race of the day was the Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight, which eventually got started at 11:15. The race got underway with Ian Hutchinson doing the starting honours, Hutchinson won the Manx Grand Prix ‘Newcomers Race’ seven years ago in 2003.
At the outset of the race, Neil Kent and Dan Sayle were the first away, followed by Davy Morgan, Nigel Moore, Stuart Garton and Roy Richardson. Dan Sayle, who recorded an unofficial record lap for his class, did not however stay out in front for long; Sayle suffered a breakdown at Quarterbridge during the first lap with a seized engine. Sayle’s breakdown left Davie Morgan in the lead followed by Neil Kent in second place just a second behind with Tom Snow in the third place slot.
Kent was able to overtake Morgan and maintained the lead to take first place in the Manx Prix Lightweight class, with Tom Snow taking second place with Stuart Garton rounding out the podium in third place