East Yorkshire based David Stiff who placed third in last August’s Newcomers B race, is the latest racer to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.
A seasoned Thundersport GB competitor, 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 thought was this is insane and I can’t believe I doing this.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“As the SV650 (Suzuki) is the only bike I’ve raced around the TT course, it has to be the Suzuki mini twin I used in 2019.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“For me finishing 3rd in our race last year. I will never forget that feeling after how the week started off with a engine that blow up and the people that helped me get back racing. It was unreal the support I had in that paddock and the friends made.”
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“I look up to all the Manx GP coaches. Who help newcomers live there dreams. They give you so much info and help and give up time for you.”
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?
“Well would have to be something classic as I’ve got a thing for classic bikes at the minute and wouldn’t mind having ago! Maybe a Suzuki XR69 or something.”
Words by Stevie Rial