MOTORCYCLING: ‘Bomber’ ready for Isle of Man festival

Christian Slater with the Kawasaki ZX6 2014 machine that he will be riding over the two weeks of practice and the senior race on September 2.
Christian Slater with the Kawasaki ZX6 2014 machine that he will be riding over the two weeks of practice and the senior race on September 2.
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Donington rider Christian ‘Bomber’ Slater is set for his third visit to the Isle of Man.

He sets sail next week to take part in the Festival of Motorcycling which includes the Classic TT Races and the Manx Grand Prix.

Christian Slater

Christian Slater

The CS Racing team’s 2016 plans turned into reality as they were accepted to attend and race in the Manx Grand Prix.

Slater’s application was one of 90 racers to be given the opportunity to race in the Senior Race on September 2.

This year more than 400 applications from amateur motorcycle racers around the world were submitted to the Manx Motor Cycle Club.

Slater’s experience as an amateur, his commitment to the Festival of Motorcycling over the last two years, the bike presentation and his result last year assisted with the committee’s selection decision.

When the applications were sent earlier in the year it was hoped that both the Junior and Senior races would be contested.

However, due to the number of applications, opportunities were given to as many riders as possible to compete on the best motorcycle race circuit in the world.

To help Slater’s performance, Classic TT racer Paul Owen will be supplying some mentoring during practice laps with more than 260 corners in one circuit and speeds in excess of 150mph.

Slater’s 2015 and 2016 race results have been forwarded on to the Auto Cycle Union to obtain his mountain course road race licence.

He has produced fourth and fifth place results at both Cadwell Park and Oliver’s Mount in Scarborough this year.

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