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Manx GP Top 6: Lee Hembury

JCK Ltd Supersport B race winner at last year’s Southern 100, Glastonbury’s Lee Hembury is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

27th within the Bennetts Lightweight TT of 2017, 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?

“My first though was, how can this be legal! Especially as there was no newcomers courses available at that time, so it was just watching on boards until we set off for real down Bray Hill.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“Has to be the R6 (Yamaha) that I’ve ridden the past few years, always been reliable.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Going over the 100 mph lap mark in my first year (2013) on the little 400 Honda.”

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

“I share the view of most, it’s everyone who lines up waiting for that famous tap on the shoulder to set off down Bray Hill.”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“Bonkers”

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 a JPS Rotary Norton.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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