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Manx GP Top 6: Renzo Van Der Donckt

Newcomers C runner-up from 2012, 13th, 8th in last year’s Lightweight MGP races, former North West 200 podium finisher Renzo Van Der Donckt is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

A consistent Super Twins class front runner at Circuit De Chimay, the Belgian star’s 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 thought during the first practice was; what have I got myself into now!

After the last race I thought if you put all the best and the worst of all tracks I have ever ridden (shorts and roads) and you multiply it by 1000, maybe that’s how I should describe the Mountain Course.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“The Kawasaki Super Twin from last year that I put together myself. It hadn’t turned a wheel before we got there but we got her working spot on for race week.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“My second place on my Honda RS 125 behind James Cowton in the newcomers C race from 2012.”

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

“Nobody in particular, everybody has to put a lot of effort in to race at the Manx. Everybody is there for the same reason and treats you as equal. That’s what I like about the Manx!”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“Adrenaline”

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

“The Wiz Norton rotary Superbike. I like the bikes and the team, just great how they keep those wonderful bikes racing!”

Words by Stevie Rial

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