Race victor in last April’s Junior Support B/Senior Support B encounter of the Cookstown 100, Wem’s Ben Plant is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.
12th within the 2018 Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, a top forty finisher within last year’s Senior race, 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?
“Everything I imagined and hoped for, I only ever started racing bikes to compete at the Isle of Man, a dream come true.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“Got to be my old war horse, the stock 600 which I still use now but is what I did my first ever laps on.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“Beating Dave Murphy in the Newcomers race and achieving my first replica finish.”
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“I respect anyone who lines up on Glencrutchery Road, we all know what it takes to get there.”
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?
“My old GSXR K5 1000 (Suzuki), best handing bike I’ve ever rode.”
Words by Stevie Rial