Established as a regular race winning contender at Oliver’s Mount, next generation driver Lee Crawford is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News, Sidecar equivalent of the popular ten questions challenge.
Lee’s answers to the series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite Roads Meet?
“Personally for myself, I would have to say Oliver’s Mount. I’m yet to taste the experience of events like the Southern 100 and the TT.”
Q2 Favourite Racing Engine?
“It’s a hard one, I would have to go with the SA250 Biland Kart engine designed by Mr Biland himself.”
Q3: Best roads moment thus far?
“Best Roads moment thus far has got to be winning both Sidecar races at the 2017 Gold Cup, at Oliver’s Mount, not only a huge achievement for myself but also for the whole team.”
Q4: Out of the current roads meets, is their one event in particular where you would like to see Sidecars compete?
“It would be interesting to see Sidecars at the new Welsh roads venue, or even at the North West 200, I’m not sure how appealing it would be though.”
Q5: Most respected fellow driver?
“Although I respect every driver who shares the same ambition as myself, it has to be John Lowther.
His attention to detail and the care he puts into his bike, you don’t see that a great deal throughout the paddock.”
Q6: Three Wheeling Hero?
“My natural reaction would be my father Mike, as he introduced me into the sport from a young age, I can always remember travelling to meetings at eight years of age.”
Q7: What’s the best part about competing on the roads?
“There’s a different approach to roads, the respect for competitors and the surrounding area increases, got to mention as well the great support from the spectators.”
Q8: Three words to describe sidecar racing?
“Friends, family and passion.”
Q9: In your opinion, who is the greatest Sidecar TT racer of all time?
“Tough one, there are so many greats from my era and previous, including the likes of Jock Taylor, Andy Laidlow, Ben Birchall, Tim Reeves and many more.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
Words by Stevie Rial