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Manx GP Top 6: Shaun Anderson

Super Mono race winner at Horice and Terlicko, Open race runner-up at Tandragee in 2013, Banbridge’s Shaun Anderson is the latest racer to take part in Road Racing News brand new for 2020, Manx GP Top 6 series.

2010 Newcomers A Manx GP runner-up, 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?

“Information overload, the first night I was out on my own I can remember coming in and my father asking how was it? and I could only describe the last mile as my mind had just been blown but I had a huge smile on my face.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“My GSX-R 750 K6 (Suzuki), placed 2nd in the newcomers, 5th in the Senior (2010), fastest in qualifying the next year but she let me down in the race, but we were 0.5 second off the lead.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Standing on the podium, when you think of all the people that come few ever get that feeling.”

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

“I have raced against many Manx greats. Grant Wagstaff, Phil McGurk, Andy Brady did the double and so many more, but I would say when I came to the Manx, Michael Sweeney was one of the top men. He took me under his wing in the first year and really brought me on.”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“Sportsmanship”

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

“A Moto 2, the highest spec bike that can fit in the rules.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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