Established amongst Slovakia’s top pure road racers, Miroslav Sloboda who took a creditable 29th in last year’s Lightweight TT, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.
20th, 16th within the Junior, Senior MGP races of 2018, 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?
“I felt like a little boy who had a longed-for dream. I reached a high goal in my life, which I never even dreamed of.
Standing there on the starting line and been ready to race on the most amazing track in the world was an incredible feeling for me, as well as the feeling of reaching such a high goal, as it was very difficult to reach this point.
So tears welled up in my eyes cause it took lots of work, getting over lots of difficulties to get here.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“There were a lot of beautiful bikes, some very interesting but I remembered mine the most. Because I lived there the most with her, I spent the first time flying with her through the air at high speeds and so on. But mostly, because of the experiences I had with her there.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“I have a lot of memories from there but one of those tops all which is when I saw the Slovak flag flying there for the first time in the history of the Isle of Man races.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Yes, one of my very good friends Matt Stevenson. He is a very nice person, he also has very nice people with him.
He can pull the gas well and has made very great progress. He’s one of the people I look up to from 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?
“Supersport machines are closest to my heart.”
Words by Stevie Rial