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Manx GP Top 6: Nathan Harrison

Securing last August memorable Junior, Senior race victories, Chris Preston Racing supported Nathan Harrison is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

Lady Hill Rosebowl trophy winner in 2018, brother of fellow ‘Tommy Club’ inductee Glenn Harrison, 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?

“After all my injury’s and operations, the thing that has been keeping me motivated and determined has finally come and on the way to achieving my first step of the dream!”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“I always had a thing for the 600 Suzuki they were a great bike but no matter how much money my Mum, Dad & Chris Preston put into it to make it the best bike possible it let me down, in two races I was leading.

I was then lucky to have the sponsors I have Mum and Dad / Chris Preston and Quayside Tyres to get two ex Jackson Racing Honda’s, I clicked with them straight away and got some really good results at the Southern 100 and obviously the double win at the Manx Grand Prix.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Obviously 2019 was a very special year at the Manx Grand Prix doing what I did there’s a few special moments that stand out.

1st, Winning my first Manx Grand Prix in the Junior Race with a 30 second speed limit penalty.

2nd A Manx Man winning the Junior and Senior double and becoming the only 4th Manx man to do so.

3rd Lapping at over 122 mph on a 600 on a really windy day combined with traffic in only my second year.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

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

“There’s a few my brother Glenn and my dad Dean have been there giving me tips from the start and always keep me calm and relaxed. Alan Jackson has also been good giving me tips about the Honda.”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“Out of this world!”

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

“It would have to be a factory Moto GP bike, something money can’t buy and not something you can’t just ride.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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