A highly accomplished exponent of Billown and Oliver’s Mount, a top six finisher within the Lightweight MGP of 2006, two stroke stalwart Chris Barratt is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.
Caistor’s Barratt who placed a great seventh in the inaugural Lightweight Classic TT, 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?
“After a few years of holiday riding the course, the first real closed lap thoughts was how wide the road was when you have both sides!!”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“Best bike has been the only bike my TZ 250 Yamaha.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“Most treasured memory was finishing the 06 Lightweight race in 6th place.”
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Always admired Neil Kent, true Manx spirit.”
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?
“Has to be the YZR 500 (Yamaha) that Bruce (Anstey) rode, just a fantastic bike.”
Words by Stevie Rial