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Manx GP Top 6: Teddy Bresson

Lapping in excess of the 114.5 mph lap mark on route to 20th in last August’s Senior MGP, a top 20 finisher in the prior three lap Junior race, ambitious rising French roads exponent Teddy Bresson is next to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.

Part of the Manx GP scene since 2017, 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?

“The first time I showed up on the Manx GP starting line, I thought that’s it, you’re there, now have fun and enjoy.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“I have only had the opportunity to ride on one bike on the Mountain Course, my own Kawasaki ZX6-R. But if someone agrees to lend me their bike to ride at the Manx or the TT, I will willingly accept!”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“The final lap of the 2018 Senior race. I run all the way with my French friend Nicolas Pautet. This lap was beautiful and unforgettable.”

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

“I like the way he thinks, prepares and most of all, he’s very fast. I also hugely respect Pierre Yves Bian who won the Newcomers race beautifully. He’s got a good personality that I discovered on the Isle of Man last year and he is devilishly fast.”

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“Indescribable”

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

“The choice is very difficult because any biker would like to race a Moto GP bike, once in a lifetime.

But to remain reasonable and in a spirit of feasibility I would say the Superbike Kawasaki ZX10-R rode by Jonathan Rea. With good engineers, I think it’s possible to program it to road race.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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