Set to make this April his Cookstown 100 debut, Morecambe’s Aaron Mellish is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
18th in last years Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“For me it’s the Southern 100 so far.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“It’s a tie between my 600 steely and my 600rr Honda.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“For me it’s the fans and the appreciation they show.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Couldn’t answer that one yet, but so far would have to be the TT.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Don’t really have a rival, I just go out and do my own thing.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Qualifying 2nd on the grid for the 600 C race at the Southern 100, and also being able to race the Manx GP after only racing for two years.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I’d love to see some North West racing round the Forest of Bowland.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“For me it’s got to be John McGuinness, for what he’s achieved and because he’s a Morecambe lad like me.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“So far Supersport, but I wouldn’t turn down a ride on a Superbike.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap, I love knowing I can put in a faster time than lads in front of me, gives me something to work for in the races.”
Words by Stevie Rial