‘Bomber’ living the dream

Christian Slater
Christian Slater
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Christian Slater will be competing at this year’s Manx GP.

The Donington-based rider will compete in the Newcomers’ A race on the world-famous Isle of Man course on August 25.

He will then test his Kawasaki ZX6 in the Seniors’ Race four days later.

This is a dream come true for Slater – nicknamed Bomber – who has been racing for more than a decade, and has always wanted to tackle the TT course.

The Manx GP is now in its 91st year, after being created for riders not eligible to race in the Isle of Man TT.

Slater – who heads off to the Isle of Man tomorrow – has visited the course on three separate occasions to prepare for the event.

The most recent visit allowed him to tour the 37.73-mile circuit on a road bike and in a hired car and he has now completed 29 laps of the circuit.

The CS Racing Team were also in attendance to enable them to understand what was required in readiness for the event.

His bike has been built and supplied by KS Performance of Hucknall and sponsorship is coming from P&P Racing of Doncaster.

Thirty-three-year-old Christian’s main sponsor for the Manx has come from Holbeach’s Masseys Garage.