Road Racing News

Manx GP Top 6: Richard Charlton

The second participant in Road Racing News brand new for 2020 Manx GP Top 6 series, is former Southern 100 race winner Richard Charlton.

Holder of a MGP CV which includes eight top twenty finishes, two top seven finishes, 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?

“First time I set off I didn’t no where I was, newcomers trips weren’t compulsory then, and it absolutely scared the life out me that first lap.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“Yamaha R6”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“2016 topping one of the practice time sheets and going on to qualify 3rd overall for Junior and Senior but with bad look and machine problems only managed 7th, 14th in races.”

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

“There’s not really one in particular but I respect everyone that does it, from 1st to last everybody is trying just as hard.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“It’s impossible to describe in one word.”

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

“Honda RVF 750 that Hislop (Steve) and Foggy (Carl) rode in 91.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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