Leading local rider in last months Senior Manx Grand Prix following a very creditable 13th place finish, in the process winning the Lady Hill Rosebowl trophy, next generation Manx roads star Nathan Harrison is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, worldwide popular ten questions challenge.
Brother of ‘Tommy Club’ member Glenn Harrison, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Southern 100, fast and close road racing!”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“GSXR 600 Suzuki”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Lining up on Glencrutchery Road seeing the empty road ahead, with all the people in the grandstand and in the hedges, is like nothing else.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“I’ve not done the others but nothing can beat the TT!”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“My brother Glenn, we haven’t been in a race together recently but before my accident in 2015 he always looked out for me on track, and gave me a tow to pull me along!
Also Ryan Kneen has been really good helping me learn the Southern 100 & TT Course, and had a good race with him down at the Southern 100 in July.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Although it didn’t end well, leading the Manx Grand Prix newcomers race as well as leading on the road was a great feeling, and doing nearly 118 mph lap as a newcomer.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I’d like another road race over here on the Isle of Man, maybe in April to start the season off!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport, haven’t rode a Superbike.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap, it’s remembered more than a 10 minute qualifying session.”
Words by Stevie Rial