Three times a top 10 Classic TT finisher, TZ 250 Yamaha, two stroke racing stalwart Adrian Morris is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.
A top 30 finisher within the opening Lightweight encounter of last August’s Manx GP, his answers to the Mountain Course themed set of questions are as follows:
Q1: When you first competed at the Manx, what was your first initial thought of the Mountain Course?
“My first Manx was 2012, despite my ‘homework’ nothing can prepare you for the Mountain Course, the speed, the changes of elevation, the bumps, it was a huge shock, which I really struggled with at first.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“I would enjoy riding anything around the Mountain Course but my favourite so far is my TZ250A (Yamaha) reverse cylinder.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“I have so many happy memories from the Manx it would be difficult to choose but I think the feeling of finishing any race is so very special.
The hard work preparing bikes, the smiles from friends and family and seeing your fellow competitors going through the same emotions.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“I have the greatest respect for everyone involved in the Manx, it is something that very few people understand.
If there is one competitor who I look up to it would be Steve Hislop, in my mind he was one of the best to ever grace the course.”
Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?
Q6: Finally, if you could race one machine from any series, championship around the Mountain Course, what would it be?
“One bike that will always be top of my list of dream rides would be a YZR500 Yamaha, pure magic.”
Words by Stevie Rial