Road Racing News

Manx GP Top 6: Michael Sweeney

Twice Junior class winner, overall four times a podium finisher, 21st century MGP great Michael Sweeney is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, hugely popular Manx GP Top 6 series.

The reigning Duke Road Race Rankings, Irish Road Race Super Twins, Supersport Championship winner, 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?

“Scary, fast, hard to learn but very enjoyable and a great experience.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“Yamaha R6”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Winning the Junior Race in 2013.”

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

“Not sure, I kind of just done my own thing.”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“A great event, very relaxed and good to get a rider ready before moving into the TT.”

Q6: Finally, if you could race one machine from any series, championship around the Mountain Course, what would it be?

“Probably a full spec Superbike BMW, would be nice.”

Words by Stevie Rial