Road Racing News

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Joe Akroyd

Rising English roads talent Joe Akroyd who’s racing CV includes multiple Manx GP podium finishes, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News hugely popular, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Seventh within last week’s Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“First memory of Oliver’s Mount would have been early 90’s when we used to go as a family, I can remember the smell and the noise as a 3 or 4 year old kid.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“You never imagine as a kid stood on the fence that your going to be racing there when your older, so I just feel blessed to be able to say I’ve raced round there.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“I like turns two into three and the end of the back straight into Memorial. I like fast flowing corners.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“It’s still early days but so far being the fastest newcomer at the Barry Sheene Classic, was a high point.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“John McGuinness”

Q6: Is there one machine in particular that you would like to race at Scarborough?

“I’d love to have a rip round there on a 250 GP bike.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Historic”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“I have the same respect for everyone on that grid. Man or woman, I know the physiological side of racing the roads and everyone has the same level of my respect.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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