Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Richard Vuillermet

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Richard Vuillermet

Fourth within the opening Supersport B race of the 2016 Spring Cup National Road Races, popular French roads exponent Richard Vuillermet is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, growing in popularity Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

An all round great racing enthusiast, who is helping and some to boost pure road racing’s popularity in France, candid answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“First memory, seeing the track and discovery the climb.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“My favourite part, the Mountside Hairpin, where I can do big overtakes.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“The climb after Mere Hairpin, it’s so funny to push hard with the bike, sometimes wheeling and taking both corners when you really feel the suspension.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Several best moments at Scarborough, that’s why I especially like the Mount, but the best moment is my 4th place in the Supersport B final at the spring cup, first time on the big bike, preparing for the Manx GP.

The second great moment, was when I talked to a young pilot, his name is john McGuinness!, and he told me I should come and ride at the Classic TT with my old ZXR Kawasaki.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Don’t really have a hero, but was impressed by David Jefferies on videos and also impressed by Dean Harrison.”

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

“All of my bikes are fun to ride at Scarborough, but one in particular is special for me, my old 750 ZXR Kawasaki.”

Photo courtesy of Richard Vuillermet

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Two words, funny and pleasure.”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Don’t really have rivals, because I have lots of friends at Scarborough. Pilots, marshals and people from Scarborough, but I remember my first big battle at the Mount with Gareth Keys, from around 2014/2015.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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