Road Racing News

Manx GP Top 6: Steven Haddow

2018 Newcomers A MGP runner-up, multi times a race winner at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, highly rated next generation Scottish roads talent Steven Haddow is next to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.

Carrier of a road racing CV which also includes top five finishes at the Southern 100, 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 a couple of frustrating speed controlled laps we finally got let loose and was surprised at how comfortable I felt on the Mountain Course. There is certain parts of the Mountain Course I can compare against roads back home in Scotland.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“I’ve only ever raced my trusty stock Kawasaki ZX6R around the mountain.”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“I’ve got a few memories from my first adventure on the Mountain Course, wouldn’t say there all treasured.

1 Seeing 62k (kilometres) during my pit stop.

2 Is standing on the podium achieving the goal I had set out to do even knowing it should have been the top step.

3 Waking up in Nobles after my off in the Junior race.”

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

“There isn’t one specific competitor but I respect everyone who closes there visor and sets off down Bray Hill.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

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?

“I’d love a go on a 500 2-stroke around the mountain.”

Words by Stevie Rial