Holder of the number 1 plate for last year’s Newcomers A Manx GP encounter, Valencia based Victor Ortega Perez is the latest racer to take part in Road Racing News rising in popularity, Manx GP Top 6 series.
Keen to return this year to Manx shores, the Ducati Valencia mechanic’s 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?
“My first though was; You’ve done it, here you are!”
Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?
“I was shocked last year by Royce Rowe’s Ducati Super Twin, beautiful piece of kit, loved it.”
Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?
“During practice, Danny Webb overtook me on the RG500 (Suzuki) braking for Bungalow corner, I followed him from there until Brandywell, smelling and listening to the 2 stroke engine. Wow.
During racing, the tap on the shoulder before the Newcomers race, first time with the feeling of racing against the clock on the Mountain Course.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?
“I admire each one of them, but I look up to my main references, Nuno Caetano and Rodger Wibberley, both fast riders and also top persons.”
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?
“Norton Rotary machine.”
Words by Stevie Rial