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Manx GP Top 6: Rob Hodson

2015 Super Twins MGP winner, 2015 Senior MGP runner-up, part of the famous Hodson racing family, Rob Hodson is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News brand new for 2020, Manx GP Top 6 series.

Southern 100 Corlett’s Trophies 600/1000 race victor in 2018, 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?

“After watching the TT for 20 years, I couldn’t believe I was actually doing it!”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“The ER650 (Kawasaki) of Brian Scott’s that I rode in the Super Twin race in 2013, my second Manx GP. It was a budget built bike and we managed to get my first podium on it, finishing in 3rd place!”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Coming onto Glencrutchery Road to win in 2015 and thinking we’ve done it!”

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

“Andy Soar had a great Manx GP career, especially finishing 2nd in the 2012 Senior Manx as a newcomer.”

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?

“World Championship Aprilia RSA 250 GP.”

Words by Stevie Rial