Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections: Jonathan Watt

Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections: Jonathan Watt

The fifth racer to take part in Road Racing News, recently launched Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections series is 2022 Irish Road Race Junior Support Champion Jonathan Watt.

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

Q1: What is your first Irish road racing memory?

“No particular first memory as I’ve been around the road racing paddocks from when I was child, with my uncle (Kenny McCrea) who raced up to 2006 when he had a career ending crash at Tandragee that year.”

Q2: Present favourite Irish road race?

“Tandragee as it’s my local Circuit.”

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

“Michael Sweeney”

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

“To spread out the races as most of races are back-to-back. For somebody like myself who races on a budget, any mechanical issues could see you miss 2/3 rounds and valuable Championship points.”

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

“Winning the Junior Support race at Armoy to take the lead at the top of the Championship.”

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?

“In 2022 I was fortunate to compete at all rounds of the Irish Championship, the Munster 100 and the Mid-Antrim where cancelled so hopefully these two events can run again in 2023, also I hope to compete at the North West 200 in 2023.”

Photo credit: Derek Wilson

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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