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Manx GP Top 6: Erik Kjuus

In recent years Norway’s only Mountain Course exponent, the ambitious Erik Kjuus is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

A top thirty finisher within the Senior MGP of 2017, 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?

“First time down Bray Hill, my mind was saying no, no, no. You should not be racing here. I have to pretend I have stomach problems for two weeks and go home! But after completing the first lap, I was hooked for more!”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“It must be my Aprilia RSV Mille R from 2000. Been racing there for 3 years with it, so many memories good and bad.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Definitely first trip there. Just standing in the pit lane, staring down the glencrutchery road, feeling the atmosphere of the paddock.”

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

“Don’t really look up to anyone special. After all, we are all rivals in a way. But I have greater and deeper respect and admiration for Mountain Course riders, compared to track racers.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“Mind blowing”

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

“Would love to try a 500 2 stroke GP bike.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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