Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections: Rob Barber

Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections: Rob Barber

The first racer to take part in Road Racing News, recently launched Racing on the Irish Roads – Racers Recollections series is Dundrod 150 podium finisher, Pikes Peak winner, inaugural TT XGP winner Rob Barber.

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

Q1: What is your first Irish road racing memory?

“My first Irish road race memory was Joey (Dunlop) vs David jefferies at the Ulster, the battle was epic.”

Q2: Present favourite Irish road race?

“Ulster Grand Prix”

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

“Stephen Thompson, we shared some great races and hospital rooms together!”

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

“The ferry cost to Ireland so I can do more meetings.”

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

“My favourite moment has to be the Dundrod 150 Challenge race, I think from 2014, finishing second to Lee Johnson and beating Dean Harrison with me setting the race lap record.”

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

“Greatest free show on earth with the best fans.”

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

“I’d love to race Skerries just never lands at the correct time.”

Photo via PRB Racing Facebook page

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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