Manx GP Top 6: Richard Vuillermet

Manx GP Top 6: Richard Vuillermet

12th within the 2016 Newcomers A race, well liked French roads competitor Richard Vuillermet is next to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.

42nd, 41st in last year’s Junior, Senior MGP races, 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?

“Incredible those quick sections, you can’t imagine from viewing on-board videos, what a treat.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“All of them. My ZX6R (Kawasaki) for power and was my first real racing machine. My 1990 400 ZXR Kawasaki, amazing and so funny.

Plus also special but not Manx GP related, my old ZXR750 Kawasaki for the Classic TT, I hope to improve it for next year. Was a fantastic moment the first time down Bray Hill with this bike, because I have rode 400,000 Kilometres previously with this bike.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“My 12th place finish in the 2016 Newcomers race and finishing both races last year after an incident from the 2018 meeting.”

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

“Not especially all are amazing who race there, I have got big respect though for the highly experienced competitors.”

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?

“If one time I can test, the dream would be the rotary Norton.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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