A previous member of the esteemed Martin Bullock Manxsport set-up, Port St Mary’s Brendan Fargher is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.
Fourth, thirteenth respectively in the Newcomers A, Junior Manx GP encounters of 2016, 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 lap down Bray Hill after doing the speed controlled lap was just awesome, had wanted to be able to do it for years with growing up watching all the races.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“Best bike I have rode around the Mountain Course has to be the Paul Smyth Racing Yamaha R6, gained my best results and lap times on it.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“It’s got to be been able to do a 118 mph plus lap speed from a standing start lap and also finishing 4th in the Newcomers race (from 2016).”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“I have respect for everyone who has competed on the Mountain Course. But you can’t but not be impressed with Tommy Clucas, been able to do a 120 mph lap all them years ago.”
Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?
“There’s not just one word for it, amazing, thrilling and best experience.”
Q6: Finally, if you could race one machine from any series, championship around the Mountain Course, what would it be?
“A factory 2 stroke 250 would be good fun.”
Words by Stevie Rial