Carrying an MGP resume which includes a top three finish in the 2010 Formula Classic race, widely respected yesteryear racing exponent Alec Whitwell is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, acclaimed Manx GP Top 6 series.
10th within the inaugural Junior Classic TT, overall six times a top ten MGP finisher, 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?
“First was 2000 and first thought was wow, finally getting to ride/race on the same course as my heroes.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“My Bates 350 Honda Drixton, had some great races on it!”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“Got many but must be been on the podium for third place in the 2010 Formula Classic.”
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Roy Richardson, great rider and good friend.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
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?
“Mike Hailwood’s RC166 (Honda).
Words by Stevie Rial