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Manx GP Top 6: Barry Evans

2017 Senior MGP runner-up, Newcomers A runner-up in 2015, Welsh roads star Barry Evans is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

16th, 20th within the Lightweight, Senior races of TT 2018, 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?

“What the hell have I done.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“The PRF Racing GSXR 750 Suzuki.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Finishing 2nd in the 2017 Senior Manx even after having to do an extra pit stop, due to a loose chain. Lapping the Mountain Course at 122.3 mph and becoming a member of the Tommy Club.”

Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?

“Not one specific but I have great respect for all competitors who are brave to compete on the Mountain 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?

“It would have to be a Honda VTR SP1. I remember sitting in the hedge with my father just after Crosby jump as a 12 year old in 2000, watching Joey Dunlop take the F1 race win on the VTR was fantastic.”

Words by Stevie Rial