Amongst the Netherlands most impressive MGP pilots of recent years, Kevin Van Der Gulik is the 168th racer to take part in Road Racing News, Manx GP Top 6 series.
Twenty first from the Newcomers A race of 2014, 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 already raced at the Southern 100 a couple of times and was already planning my start at the Mountain Course.
I already had been doing laps around the course for a while and I had a good feeling about it. My first initial thought about the Mountain Course was it would be so crazy but so awesome to do a lap around here! I have to do it!”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“That would be the Suter MMX 500 that was raced by Bruce Anstey and Ian Lougher.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“That would be receiving my first Replica for my good finish during the 2014 Manx GP and been able to take my dad with me during this journey.”
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“The riders to look up to are the TT superstars on the superbikes, like Michael Dunlop and at that time William Dunlop. Unbelievable how fast these guys go on the old stuff!”
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?
“I think like many racers a Moto GP bike or a special one off like the V1000 Britten.”
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou