Second alongside Wayne Lockey in last years Southern 100 Sidecar championship, a collector thus far of seven top ten TT finishes, the highly rated Mark Sayers is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News, Sidecar equivalent of the popular ten questions challenge.
Mark’s answers to the series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite Roads Meet?
“Has to be the southern 100, it’s so laid back and you cannot ask for a more well organised meeting. You even get the president of the club cooking your breakfast.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Engine?
“Has to be the 2003-2006 Honda CBR 600RR engines, they seem to just last and last.”
Q3: Best roads moment thus far?
“Best road moment so far has to be last years Sidecar races at the Southern 100. Finishing third and second up against some of the best sidecar racers that there is.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q4: Out of the current roads meets, is their one event in particular where you would like to see Sidecars compete?
“Got to be the Ulster Grand Prix.”
Q5: Most respected fellow driver?
“Has to be Ben Birchall.”
Q6: Three Wheeling Hero?
“Has to be Dave Wells, a TT winner and still competing until the day he passed.”
Q7: What’s the best part about competing on the roads?
“It’s got to be the rush of going through places like Kirk Michael at the TT flat out, and the Bomb Hole at the Southern 100.”
Q8: Three words to describe sidecar racing?
“Insanity, friends and memories.”
Q9: In your opinion, who is the greatest Sidecar TT racer of all time?
“The one and only Dave Molyneux.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Has to be fastest lap, but pole position though is always nice.”
Words by Stevie Rial