Next to take part in Road Racing News Manx GP Top 6 series, is two stroke connoisseur, Classic TT, MGP podium finisher Stuart Garton.
Third ahead of yesteryear racing great Barry Davidson in the 2011 Junior Post Classic encounter, 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?
“First lap felt like meeting lots of famous people in person. It was as if I had seen all the names/ corners on the TV but to actually come across them on a closed road and at speed meant they felt real for the first time.
Running through the list of famous names on the first lap left me somewhat star struck.”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“The riding and racing has made many memories that will stay with me forever but I think been turned right at the end of the return road will always take some beating.”
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“Any of the truly fast 250 riders are special to me. Neil Kent and Gavin Bell stand out as inspirations.”
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?
“Yamaha YZR500, please.”
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou