14th within last year’s Newcomers A race, Switzerland’s Ivo Ladde who’s set to compete this August for TC Racing is next to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.
A top 12, top 18 finisher last year at Circuit De Chimay, Horice, Hengelo, 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?
“A dream becomes true.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“So far my R6 (Yamaha). I’m very excited though about the CBR600 (Honda) from the TC Racing Team this year!”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“The people, the feeling, the atmosphere, there is no specific feeling, it is the whole event.”
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Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Not specifically from the MGP, more from the TT and that’s Julian Trummer. As a person and as a rider and as a colleague, my role model.”
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?
“This year the plan would have been to take hold of the 1000 feet, preferably with my new 1000RR-R (Honda). This requires a lot of training.”
Words by Stevie Rial