Originally an event newcomer in 1984, Rick Saville who returned 29 years later to MGP competition is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.
Three times, five times respectively a top 25, top 30 MGP finisher, 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?
“How am I ever going to learn the course and will my TZ 350 (Yamaha) hold together for 4 laps back in 1984.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“Steelie 600 Honda. When I returned to the Manx in 2013 it was on my Steelie 600 Honda, great bike.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“Lots of Manx memories some good some bad but getting the chance to race the best circuit in the world is the best.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Not one specific rider but everyone who rides at the Manx GP deserves praise.”
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?
“Moto 2 Triumph”
Words by Stevie Rial