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Interview Archive: Barry Furber, TT 2018

As with what felt like pretty much day everyday during TT 2018, Sunday of race week was graced by top, top draw weather.

Walking around the paddock, I was able to gain a few interviews, including one with Bishop Castle’s Barry Furber.

The 2014 Newcomers B Manx GP runner up provided concise, to the point, thoroughly honest answers to the Questions I posed to him, beginning with his thoughts on finishing 28th within the RST Superbike race.

“It was alright, it was a comfortable race is all I can say, which is I think has been the problem with us all week.

The bikes perfect I’ve been comfortable on it, but I haven’t been able to get into the uncomfortable bit, I haven’t been able to push it.

I know now I can do the six laps, and every lap we were 121, 121, every time, but I need to be at 125, 126.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

He continued:

“I’m riding round everywhere comfortable, the bikes performance spot on, not having any big moments and I think that’s were I’ve just not quite haven’t got that edge.

I think now that I’ve done that six lapper, when we go into the four lapper tomorrow, I can do four laps as fast as I like, when you do a six lapper you start off you think am I going to last six laps, once you’ve done two you think let’s go a bit harder.

So come the four lapper I want to be back up into the 125’s, and I’ll be happy then.”

Adding his thoughts on what would prove to be a history making, record breaking Royal 360 Superstock TT encounter, he stated the following:

“Yeah, I don’t really care were I finish, last year I came from here doing a 124 + lap or thereabouts and I know I’ve got a bit more in me.

So as soon as I can get up to that, I want to do a 125 mph lap and then I’ll feel like I’m happy then, I’ll feel like I’m going somewhere.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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