Sidecar Ten Questions Challenge – Harry Payne

Sidecar Ten Questions Challenge – Harry Payne

Set to make his TT Races debut this year, alongside fellow Mountain Course newcomer Michael Jackson, next generation three wheel driver/passenger Harry Payne is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News, Sidecar equivalent of the popular ten questions challenge.

A former race winner at England’s only pure roads venue, Oliver’s Mount, his answers to the series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite Roads Meet?

“Well on pure roads I’ve only competed so far at Scarborough (Oliver’s Mount), so I’d have to say there.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Engine?

“When it was going well, the 675 Triumph engine was incredible in a chariot.”

Q3: Best roads moment thus far?

“Winning alongside Dave Wallis, two out of the three Sidecar races, at the Cock O’The North at Oliver’s Mount in 2016.”

Photo by Will Broadhead

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

“There’s 2, the Ulster Grand Prix & North West 200. Not sure why it doesn’t already happen, but it needs to!”

Q5: Most respected fellow driver?

“Tony ‘Frame Maker’ Baker.”

Q6: Three Wheeling Hero?

“Dave Molyneux”

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

“I like the buzz, although I am still relatively inexperienced on closed roads, so might be worth asking me again in a few months!”

Q8: Three words to describe sidecar racing?

“Attitude, ability, finance.”

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

“Dave Molyneux, the guy is phenomenal.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“I’d say both will do nicely.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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