Road Racing News

Manx GP Top 6: Mark Purslow

Lightweight class victor on his MGP debut in 2015, a top 15 finisher in last year’s Junior Classic TT, improving Welsh roads force Mark Purslow is next to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.

Holder of an impressive racing CV which also includes numerous victories at Aberdare Park and Tonfanau, 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 thought was wow that was amazing and really fun.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“My race winning Honda CBR400 NC29.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Winning the Lightweight race in 2015.”

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

“I wouldn’t say I have one rider that I look up to as there are so many talented riders at the Manx GP.”

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?

“Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR Moto GP bike, I think it would be a good laugh around the Mountain Course.”

Words by Stevie Rial