Manx Grand Prix: Humble bows out with broken leg

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WAYNE Humble has been forced to pull the plug on this year’s Manx Grand Prix after sustaining a broken leg, which he has hinted could spell the end of his racing career.

The North East club regular, who had planned to compete in this month’s Junior and Senior MGP races, recently fractured his left ankle and leg and will now have to watch from the sidelines.

“I’ve broken my left ankle and leg badly and had to have surgery,” Humble revealed. “And after many discussions with my family, I’ve decided to take a break from racing.

“I’ve had a fantastic time road racing and achieve more than I ever thought I would. I would just like to thank all my sponsors for all their help over the years – without you none of this would have been possible.

“And mainly I like to thank my main man Smokey for all his time and effort he has put in, the man is a genius. I couldn’t and wouldn’t use any one else than him I owe you so much pal.

“But most importantly I’ve got to thank my family – they have been behind me every step of the way from success to disaster. They have always supported me 110% and can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for this.

“For now it’s over and out, but never say never. Hopefully i’ll be on the grid again someday.”

*Image: Ken Murray

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