Manx GP Top 6: Dave Milling

Manx GP Top 6: Dave Milling

Lightweight, Junior MGP winner in 1991, Dave Milling synonymous for piloting exotic Aprilia machinery at the TT Races, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

A North West 200 podium finisher, a top six finisher in the Lightweight TT of 1993, 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 Manx GP was in 1989. I had been to the TT for years, pit crewing for Chris Petty. I told him to come in the pits quicker and get out quicker and it will massively improve his lap times.

His answer was you have a go. That was a red rag to a bull, bought some leathers in the pits and started racing again.

Loved the Mountain Course, it was my ambition to win on it. TT 89 I was up every day, very early mornings doing five laps each time.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“TZ250B Yamaha, I bought it new in 1991.”

Photo by Jack Corry

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Winning the double in 1991, Junior and Lightweight Manx in record times.”

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

“Nick Jefferies”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?


Photo by Kevin Collier

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

“New works RS 250 Aprilia.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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