Road Racing News

Sidecar Ten Questions Challenge – Pete Founds

Brother of fellow TT rostrum finisher Alan, rising Mountain Course talent Pete Founds is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News Sidecar equivalent, of the popular ten questions challenge.

Pete’s answers to the series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite roads meet?

“Gedinne in Belgium, only competed there as a passenger, would love to have driven it, what a circuit it is.”

Q2: Favourite racing engine?

“Have to say Suzuki engines, as without their performance coupled with the reliability, I wouldn’t be able to afford to be were I am now.”

Q3: Best roads moment thus far?

“Finishing second in the opening Sure Sidecar race at TT 2016, will be hard to beat but watch this space!”

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

“Gedinne without the chicanes, but the Ulster GP would also be cool to compete at.”

Q5: Most respected fellow driver?

“From the current riders, probably Mr Tony Baker, a real ambassador for the sport, and is always happy to help his fellow competitors.”

Q6: Three wheeling hero?

“Gotta be my old Man, fast, fearless and ruthless on the track, I think would be the phrase to describe his style, no wonder he’s so good at fibreglassing.”

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

“When you’re going fast, you know you’re going fast, sends shivers down my back just thinking about it.”

Q8: Three words to describe sidecar racing?

“Flip, Pin, Awesome.”

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

“Probably the toughest question, I’ve seen the old footage of the 60’s and 70’s and I see the pictures of the passengers on the front exit machines, guys like Kenny Arthur and Kenny Williams, and I think they were legends.

But the ones that I remember from my childhood memories are Trevor Ireson, Jock Taylor and that man Moly (Dave Molyneux) when he did the first 110 mph lap, he hasn’t slowed down much either!!”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap, if you make it a real good one, it can stand for some time.”

Words by Stevie Rial