Road Racing News

Manx GP Top 6: Jim Hodson

2002 Lightweight 400 TT runner-up, over four decades a MGP/TT competitor, the real roads great that is Jim Hodson is next to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.

Seven times, thirteen times respectively a top 10, 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?

“I thought I was never going to learn this track but by the time of my first race I was second fastest.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“Yamaha TZ 350 G”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Getting a ride with a team after my performance.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

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

“Everyone that did the races, every single person puts a tremendous amount of effort into the Manx GP.”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“It’s a fantastic event.”

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

“This is a difficult question but thinking long and hard I would probably pick Jonathan Rea’s Kawasaki ZX10 World superbike.”

Words by Stevie Rial