Road Racing News

Manx GP Top 6: Dean Osborne

2014 Newcomers B winner, ‘Tommy Club’ member, Douglas racer Dean Osborne is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

A top eight finisher back in 2018 at Frohburger Dreieck, Osborne who stepped up to the TT Races last year, 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 amazing getting to ride as fast as you can around the most famous road race course in the world!”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“The most memorable bike I’ve ridden is my Honda CBR 600 (steelie) which was built by John at JT Racing services in the Isle of Man.

I had the most fun and the bike never missed a beat all fortnight! Maybe one day I’ll come back again to the Manx GP to ride it.”

Photo by Mark Corlett

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Winning the Newcomers B race back in 2014 when riding for Martin Bullock.”

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

“It would be Sean Collister who rode for Dennis Trollope on the 250. I used to go over and watch him, get his bike ready to go out for practice and he’s always helped me during my racing!”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“Best road racing and most enjoyable.”

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

“Honda RS250R”

Words by Stevie Rial

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