Consistently touted as one of the Isle of Man’s most talented Sidecar racers of the modern era, Karl Bennett who’s set to link up again with Maxime Vasseur at TT 2018, is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News, Sidecar equivalent of the popular ten questions challenge.
Karl’s answers to the series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite Roads Meet?
“The TT takes it by by a margin from the Southern 100.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Engine?
“The motors I’m using now, GSX-R 600 Suzuki.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q3: Best roads moment thus far?
“Best moment is still the first time I finished a TT race in 2005, something I’ll never forget.”
Q4: Out of the current roads meets, is their one event in particular where you would like to see Sidecars compete?
“I’d love a run around most of the Irish road race, including the Ulster GP.”
Q5: Most respected fellow driver?
“Tony Baker, he keeps getting faster the older he gets he’s an inspiration.”
Q6: Three Wheeling Hero?
“Got to be Moly (Dave Molyneux), for what’s he achieved and the career he’s had thus far.”
Q7: What’s the best part about competing on the roads?
“I love racing between hedges and walls, it’s much more exciting than competition at circuit events.”
Q8: Three words to describe sidecar racing?
“Exciting, fast, expensive.”
Q9: In your opinion, who is the greatest Sidecar TT racer of all time?
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap, I’d suppose out of the 2, ultimately though I’d rather win!”
Words by Stevie Rial