Twice a top 25 MGP finisher, five times a top 15 TT finisher, great racing all rounder Alun Thomas is next to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.
A Sidecar TT regular, Thomas who has competed alongside drivers such as Andy King, Mike Cookson and Keith Walters, 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?
“This is so much fun, I Can’t believe it’s legal! It was the same when I first came to watch and when I first did the TT as a Sidecar passenger.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“The Durex Suzuki GSXR 750.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“First Practice session from 2015, it was mixed with classics and modern bikes, two laps of passing and been passed, great fun.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“All of them especially last year Sam Mousley.”
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?
“Open class Sidecar”
Words by Stevie Rial