Bomber sets his sights on Manx GP

Slater and other riders on the Isle of Man.
Slater and other riders on the Isle of Man.

After 10 years of racing at national club level, Christian ‘Bomber’ Slater is set to race on the TT Mountain Circuit on the Isle of Man.

He will compete at the Manx GP - the amateur version of the TT - on the world-famous 37.73-mile circuit this August.

“It does not get much better than racing in the Manx Grand Prix,” Slater said.

“However, my ultimate aim is to race in the senior TT race in three years’ time.”

Slater visited the Isle of Man last month and attended a Mike Hailwood Foundation event.

The Foundation was set up many years ago to assist racers who had not raced on the Isle of Man Circuit before.

The weekend involved gaining knowledge of the circuit itself, motorcycle set up requirements, standards of motorcycle preparation, meeting other riders and generally gaining as much information as possible to assist with the two weeks of practice and racing.

Earlier in the year the CS Racing Team made a commitment to join up with KS Performance who are based north of Nottingham, to give Bomber the opportunity to race in the Manx GP on a Kawasaki 600cc road race machine.

For the past nine years Christian has raced with the Derby Phoenix Motorcycle Club.

This year Slater will not be contesting any full national club championships as his total focus will be on the Manx GP.

Slater is pictured with other riders at the Mike Hailwood Foundation event, named after the rider who is regarded as one of the greatest of all time.