Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections: Barry Davidson

Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections: Barry Davidson

The ninth racer to take part in Road Racing News, recently launched Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections series is a true roads scene legend, 99 times Irish road race winner Barry Davidson.

His answers to the Irish road racing themed set of questions, are as follows:

Q1: What is your first Irish road racing memory?

“1982 Ulster Grand Prix, standing just after the start/finish area and hearing Norman Brown coming through on the 500cc two stroke. I was 5 years old but I remember the hairs standing up on back of neck.”

Q2: Present favourite Irish road race?

“Mid Antrim”

Q3: Who is your most respected fellow Irish roads exponent?

“All those fantastic two stroke riders over the years.”

Q4: If you could alter one aspect, in particular, within the sport, what would it be and why?

“Cost & safety”

Q5: To date what has been your favourite Irish roads moment?

“First win at Glaslough in 1998.”

Q6: Irish road racing summed up in one word, what would it be?


Q7: Is there any Irish roads event, that you haven’t raced at yet that you would like to?

“30 years racing I’ve done nearly all the short circuits & road races in Ireland.”

Photo credit: Tommy Vennard

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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