Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Roger Chen

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Roger Chen

A top three finisher during his maiden North Yorkshire roads stint from 2017 at the Barry Sheene Road Race Festival, paddock favourite, all round good guy Roger Chen is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News widely acclaimed, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Runner up within the Supersport 300 race of last April’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“My first Oliver’s Mount, the 2017 Barry Sheene Road Race Festival Powered by Suzuki, I think the high speeds I achieved felt great. Also really enjoy the atmosphere in the paddocks, which is awesome.

So that was one of my memorable moments, additionally getting a 2nd place finish in the Classic 350 race, was also very memorable.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“The glory, history and being the only real roads circuit on mainland UK soil. It’s one unique place.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“I think the best section was the Mountside, arguably the best passing place. Braking high, speedy, using the bridge as a rough brake marker, it is a riders fight for better position.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“My best road racing moment thus far would have to be from 2017 watching after racing previously, team mate Davey Todd put his whole energy and soul into the races at Scarborough.

Then going onto see him on the podium, I was so happy for him and it showcases why we go racing.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Barry Sheene and Guy Martin but I would like to also say thanks to Gary Johnson for his instruction and advice.”

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

“Would have to be a Senior Classic or Super Twin.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Feels like a roller coaster.”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Respect all road racers in general.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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