Road Racing News

Sidecar Ten Questions Challenge – Daryl Gibson

Established alongside father Gary as one of East Yorkshire’s most talented roads exponents, next generation three wheeling driver/passenger Daryl Gibson, is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News Sidecar equivalent, of the popular ten questions challenge.

Set to compete for the second time this year at the TT Races, his answers to the series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite Roads Meet?

“Got to be the TT! Only been once but can’t wait to return and put what I learned last year into use.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Engine?

“We’ve had brilliant reliability with the latest Suzuki engines, so I’d go for them.”

Q3: Best roads moment thus far?

“The feeling when we (alongside dad Gary) finished the second race of TT 2017, after a close to perfect fortnight with 100 percent reliability, and massively exceeding our expectations.”

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

“I’ll go for something a little different in comparison to the popular opinions and go for Monte Carlo, Monaco. That would be mint!

Q5: Most respected fellow driver?

“Definitely my dad (Gary Gibson). His preparation is second to nine and has taught me everything I know about racing, on and off the track as both driver and passenger.”

Q6: Three Wheeling Hero?

“Although we’re the same age I’ve gotta say Sam Christie, for what he’s achieved as a passenger, what I believe he’ll achieve as a driver and his engineering skills. Not many can match him for dedication.”

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

“The bumps! Coming in after a race, feeling like you’ve just been bashed up at over 100 mph for an hour, brings a real sense of achievement!”

Q8: Three words to describe sidecar racing?

“Team, family, commitment.”

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

“Moly (Dave Molyneux).”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Both are yet to happen but I’d much prefer pole position!”

Words by Stevie Rial