Sixth within the 2016 Newcomers A MGP, six times a top 30 TT finisher, Optimark Road Racing’s Raul Torras Martinez is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.
Established amongst Spain’s foremost International road racers of the 21st century, 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 was overwhelmed. I felt like I was in a dream. The Mountain Course is legendary and from feeling that it would be impossible to race at, to racing it, many days I woke up thinking during early morning’s if I was dreaming or if it was real.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“The Yamaha R6 I used. Did a great job with a standard engine.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“All the people I meet and all the friends I’ve made.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Michael Evans, he was the fastest newcomer when I made my Manx debut.”
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?
“At the Manx GP, any top spec World Supersport bike. But if for the TT & Classic TT, would be awesome to ride a late 500cc 2 stroke. Maybe not the fastest but sure the most exciting.”
Words by Stevie Rial