Manx GP Top 6: Chris Palmer

Manx GP Top 6: Chris Palmer

Four times a TT winner, 98 times victorious at Oliver’s Mount Scarborough and a collector of no less than three MGP victories, the racing hero that is Chris Palmer is the next participant in Road Racing News Manx GP Top 6 series.

One of pure road racing’s best ever yesteryear classic, two stroke racing specialists, 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?

“The Mountain Course wasn’t new to me as I did the TT first but riding the Manx Norton at the Manx felt really special.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“I rode a TZ 250B (Yamaha) for Rob Brew and it was on rails. It handled so well. A pleasure to ride.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Winning the 350 race in the morning and the F2 race in the afternoon in 2013. My last season a great way to check out.”

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

“Has to be Roy Richardson. Great competitor on any bike.”

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?

“A 500 2 stroke GP bike. Because of my 2 stroke background.”

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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