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Manx GP Top 6: Marc Ironside

Newcomers B lap record holder, 22nd within last June’s Dunlop Senior TT, Kintore’s Marc Ironside is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

2016 Newcomers B Manx GP runner-up, 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?

“Overwhelmed to start with after all the preparation and on-boards that I’d watched, then setting off the very first lap yourself was just something else.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“Would be my ER6 (Kawasaki).”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Breaking the Newcomer B lap record on the way to 2nd place.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

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

“I respect everyone that competes around the mountain circuit but the one that stands out would be Michael Evans.”

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?

“Would have to be Michael dunlop’s Tyco BMW that would be interesting!”

Words by Stevie Rial