Road Racing News

Manx GP Top 6: Russell Dodds

Fourth within last year’s Newcomers B race, Bedale’s Russell Dodds is the latest racer to take part in Road Racing News, growing in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.

A Thundersport GB podium finisher, Dodds who’s racing history also includes competition at Oliver’s Mount, 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?

“Wow! This is amazing. It was hard to take it all in and concentrate on what I needed to be doing.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“Last year was my first time so I have to say my SV650 (Suzuki) as I haven’t got anything else to compare it against.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Taking Quarry Bends flat out. That’s the first thing that comes to mind every time I think about the circuit.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

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

“It’s hard to say one specific competitor but I looked up to all the instructors on the newcomers weekend.”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“Frisson”

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

“I love late 90’s Superbikes, so I would have to say a GSXR (Suzuki) of that era.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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