Manx GP Top 6: Carolynn Sells

Manx GP Top 6: Carolynn Sells

The first female racer to triumph on the illustrious, unparalleled Mountain Course, 2009 Ultra Lightweight MGP Champion Carolynn Sells is next to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.

Overall four times a top ten Manx GP finisher, the Manx roads legend’s answers to the Mountain Course themed series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: When you first competed at the Manx, what was your first initial thought of the Mountain Course?

“I’d ridden around the course since I was 16 on my RD50 but my first closed roads lap, was wow! This is what I have been waiting for all my life!”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“The CBR600RR (Honda), I had most success on the 400″s but I loved the CBR. It was an amazing bike to ride and so much fun.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Winning, it has to be. Although, coming 4th in my first MGP race was extremely memorable and was harder fought! I was knackered after that first race.”

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

“Not really. My dad was my hero growing up but after that and once I became a competitor, whoever I was closest to on the circuit at any one time, became my most respected.

I have so much respect for so many that have raced the TT Course, I couldn’t choose one.”

Photo by Dave Kneen

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?

“I would love to have had a go on a proper two stroke, maybe the TZ350 (Yamaha) that I first rode of my dad’s, that would have been amazing, I think.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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