One of New Zealand’s foremost real road racing competitors, 2014 Senior MGP runner-up Michael Moulai is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.
Six times a top six MGP 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 speed controlled lap was like ah this is ok. First free lap was holy crap I’m never gunna get this place sorted.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“That’s a tough call as they all give me so much pleasure. My Des & Dot Collins ZX6 (Kawasaki) gave my best results and was a mega bike but having the chance race the Collins & Russell ZX7RR (Kawasaki) which I understand had a WSB Eckyl engine was just mint.
Unfortunately a cracked piston put a halt to that effort but boy that thing was just a missile.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“I guess it has to be standing on the podium in 2nd place in 2014 albeit a rather controversial relegation from first place!”
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Hmm tough one here I give it the usual anyone who wants to tackle this place I look at in the same light.”
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 would love to try a Britten around the Isle Of Man. That bike is just a thing of beauty and is still not showing its age all these years on.”
Words by Stevie Rial