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