Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections: Graham Kennedy

Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections: Graham Kennedy

The sixteenth racer to take part in Road Racing News, recently launched Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections series is 2016 Dundrod 150 National race winner, 2022 Irish Road Race Open Championship runner-up, Graham Kennedy.

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

Q1: What is your first Irish road racing memory?

“James Courtney on the red RC45 (Honda) around Skerries.”

Q2: Present favourite Irish road race?

“Either Armoy or Tandragee.”

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

“Has to be Derek Sheils, has done it all on tracks and roads and has beaten the best of them.”

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

“If was possible to add untimed practice laps for every class at every race meeting.

It’s very hard and not the safest to show up at each meeting and try go as fast as you can, from only 5 laps of qualifying.”

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

”Probably winning the Dundrod 150 national race in 2016.”

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?

“Athea, watched there years ago loved the left hander after the pits, would be nice to get around there next year if it goes ahead.”

Photo credit: Derek Wilson

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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