Next to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series is Gloucester’s Scott Preece who’s MGP CV includes three top 45 finishes.
32nd within the Junior MGP of 2012, finishing in front of esteemed roads competitors such as David Taylor, Nuno Caetano, Justin Collins and Keith McKay, 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?
“My Newcomers year was 2010 it was the reason why I got into racing, to compete at the Manx GP.
Having done lots of homework on the course it was great how long you have the throttle wound open it was the most exhilarating experience I had ever done racing bikes. Couldn’t wait to get back out on the Mountain Course.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“My trusty Honda VTR1000SP1’s bikes I had been riding and racing for 10 years prior and I still have both of them.”
Photo courtesy of Scott Preece
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“The friendships made, the racing, the drinking, long hours working on the bikes. Getting a finishers trophy making it all worthwhile.”
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Neil Kent who my wife and I got to know through Dennis Trollope whilst racing at North Gloucester club. Then over at the Manx GP, he loved the place and raced there for many years. He always was happy to talk and help us with the course.”
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?
“The 750 Honda hanging in Joey’s Bar, best bike ever.”
Words by Stevie Rial