Reigning CRMC (Classic Racing Motor Club) over 55’s 350cc Champion, Cleethorpe’s Jeff Smith who’s racing resume includes six top 30 Classic TT finishes, is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.
21st in last August’s Junior Classic TT, 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?
“I couldn’t believe what an awesome place it was, the thrill of actually riding the track was unbelievable. Definitely the best racing experience ever and it still is.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“The Minnovation G50 Seeley is a brilliant bike and definitely my favourite but I also love to ride the Ron Roebury Honda CB350 just because it so much fun.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“The friendships made there are the most treasured, replicas look nice on the shelf though.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“I think all the competitors are to be looked up to but the Owen family (Bob, Meredydd, Hefyn) are folk I look up to as being the stalwart privateers.”
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?
“It would have to be the RSC1000 Honda.”
Words by Stevie Rial