Sidecar Ten Questions Challenge – Darryl Rayner

Sidecar Ten Questions Challenge – Darryl Rayner

Alongside Wendy Campbell, a collector of very creditable 19th and 22nd place finishes at TT 2018, established as one of Australia’s modern day three wheeling Mountain Course greats, Sydney’s Darryl Rayner is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News, Sidecar equivalent of the popular ten questions challenge.

Darryl’s answers to the series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite Roads Meet?

“Has to be the TT.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Engine?

“Honda, been a Honda fan all my life.”

Q3: Best roads moment thus far?

“TT 2015, fastest lap of 105 mph. Although this years TT at the 104 mark with a well used standard engine, ranks high as well.”

Q4: Out of the current roads meets, is their one event in particular where you would like to see Sidecars compete?

“Being from OZ (Australia) I would Bathurst to be back on the calendar.”

Q5: Most respected fellow driver?

“TT related would have to be Conrad Harrison. Great to see a real battler come out on top. Cheered him on for his first win while broken down at Sulby Pub. Back home would have to be Chivo (Doug Chivas).”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q6: Three Wheeling Hero?

“Chivo (Doug Chivas) again.”

Q7: What’s the best part about competing on the roads?

“Damn fast. No speeding fines and spending very happy times with my favourite passenger.”

Q8: Three words to describe sidecar racing?

“Thrilling. Expensive. Fun.”

Q9: In your opinion, who is the greatest Sidecar TT racer of all time?

“Can’t look past Moly (Dave Molyneux). Great engineering skills, always willing to try something new. His record speaks for itself.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap, although winning beats that.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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