Road Racing News

Sidecar Ten Questions Challenge – Matty Ramsden

In recent years alongside father Steve, one of the undoubted teams to beat at Oliver’s Mount, plus more than a touch competitive around Billown and the Mountain Course, rising three wheeling star Matty Ramsden is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News, Sidecar equivalent of the popular ten questions challenge.

Fourth within the opening Sure Sidecar encounter of TT 2016, his answers to the series of questions are as follows:

Q1: Favourite Roads Meet?

“Has to be Oliver’s Mount.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Engine?

“The old faithful Yamaha thundercat engine.”

Q3: Best roads moment thus far?

“Finishing fourth in the opening Sidecar race of TT 2016.”

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

“Would be mega to compete at the North West 200.”

Q5: Most respected fellow driver?

“Lee Crawford”

Q6: Three Wheeling Hero?

“My old man Stephen Ramsden, he brought me into this sport and I would not have achieved what I have, without him.”

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

“Very close racing, sometimes too close!”

Q8: Three words to describe sidecar racing?

“Nothing can compare.”

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

“Has to be Dave Molyneux.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap”

Words by Stevie Rial