Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Adrian Kershaw

Double 125/400 victor at this years Southern 100, winner of the 2009 Newcomers C Manx Grand Prix, renowned 400 machinery specialist Adrian Kershaw is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

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

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Southern 100, great club the whole event is a pleasure to be part of.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“One of Foggy’s (Carl Fogarty) 996 Ducati’s.”

Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?

“The thrill, but the respect of the fan’s is great how they admire what we do.”

Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?

“TT”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Back in the day James Ellison, we had a great year back in 1998 on our CB500’s, some very close races as young lads.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“I can’t split between my Manx newcomers race win from 2009, and this years Station Garage 125/400 Southern 100 races.

The Manx race was won in some really tricky conditions, while to have two wins by 200th’s & then 300th’s of a second with Mick Goodings at this year’s Southern 100, was also very special.”

Photo by Jim Gibson

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 a roads meeting held back in the UK, I think it’s possible if London get a chance to run an F1 street circuit, I keep hearing about with a change in the law for it.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“For me it’s Hizzy (Steve Hislop), my 1st TT was in 1992 and having memories of that Senior race, I watched it from the entry of Brandish with my brother Stuart. Maybe that was a moment a seed was planted to race the roads one day.

I had the pleasure of having tea with him one evening, when I used to race in the British Supersport championship when we was down at Snetterton.

My sponsors stopped in a local B&B just outside the circuit and Steve was staying there also that weekend after the qualifying on Saturday, we had dinner together with my sponsors and I spoke about watching the Senior race from the road side, priceless moments.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Superbike”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Pole position”

Words by Stevie Rial

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