Third within the 2003 Junior Classic MGP, a top three finisher in the 2015 Junior Classic TT, highly skilled yesteryear, two stroke machinery pilot Doug Snow is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.
Ten times a top ten MGP finisher, twice a top 15 TT finisher, 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?
“At last! Two weeks at the MGP was the only family holidays we ever had. Everything I had done on bikes up to that point was with the aim to race in the MGP.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“It would have to be my dads 350 Ducati. First bike I raced at the MGP.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“That’s a difficult question there are so many off and on the bike. It’s hard to pick one! One morning practice I was amongst the first few riders away.
By the time I got to Kirk Michael I was on my own, the sound of an un-silenced bike bouncing of the walls the morning sun and flashes of mist made for an incredible atmosphere! I was never a huge fan of morning practice but it did bring some special moments.”
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Mick Robinson, arguably the best rider never to have won a Manx.”
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?
“Too many to choose from. From the classic era it would have to be the Honda 6 but ever since my dad first sponsored Mick Robinson, I’ve wanted to race a 250 GP bike at the Manx. Either the Dunnell Exactweild with my dads Hans Hummel kit or a TZ250 B (Yamaha).”
Words by Stevie Rial