Manx GP Top 6: John Bain

Manx GP Top 6: John Bain

Seventh within the Newcomers C MGP race stint of 2014, Gaerwen’s John Bain is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

Another accomplished Super Twins class exponent, overall three times a top 25 Manx GP 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?

“F**K why did I enter?! That was the first lap, loved it after the initial shock of racing on closed public roads!”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“The egg carrier MK1, Suzuki sv650, cracking little bike built by Gary Gittins. One of the finest SV tuners out there.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Lapping at over 100 mph, that’s been one of the goals for me competing there. Gutted I’ve not been able to get a replica.”

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

“Barry Lee Evans, fastest Welshman of the Manx GP. My hero.”

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?

“Paul Tye’s TZ250 (Yamaha) in the Lightweight Manx GP, just a matter of time before he gives me the bike to ride around the Manx GP circuit.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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