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Manx GP Top 6: Daniel Fernandez

Motorcycle journalist, top six finisher at Pikes Peak, ultra competitive at his nations own ‘Mini TT’ Motovelocidad Del Valle, Colombia’s first and only to date MGP competitor Daniel Fernandez is next to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.

A top five finisher within the Newcomers B race stint from 2018, 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 initial thought was to retire at the bottom of Bray Hill and come up with an excuse because I was so scared but then everything I had learned came up in my mind and I started really enjoying the amazing course.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“The Z650 (Kawasaki) prepped by Robbie Silvester was the first bike I rode around the Mountain Course and it felt perfect for me.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Qualifying second for my first race in the Newcomers B class was amazing.”

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

“Brad Vicars, super fast, super funny, all around super nice guy and his family is what the spirit of the Manx should be.”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“F********ck.”

Q6: Finally, if you could race one machine from any series, championship around the Mountain Course, what would it be?

“During last year’s Manx GP I fell in love with Conor Cummins Padgetts YZR 500 (Yamaha) he raced in the classic Superbike race, even though I would be scared out of my skin, that would be the bike.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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