Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Alan Connor

A true modern era Mountain Course stalwart, Alan Connor who’s TT CV includes a combined total of 16 top 40 finishes, is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

Winner of the Senior Support consolation race at last years Southern 100, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Killalane, with Tandragee a close second even though I’ve never really got a good result at Tandragee.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“The one I have now of course, otherwise I’d get a different one. Its a 2017 GSXR 1000 Suzuki.”

Photo by Jim Gibson

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

“Probably getting a big bike to go through a series of blind bumpy corners at ridiculous speeds, knowing that the bike can do it, cause you have worked out your own set-up to suit your own style of riding.”

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

“TT for the sheer magnitude of the task, Ulster GP for the best racing.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“If I’m racing with you I respect you, if I’m hanging back a bit, I don’t.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Probably winning the Senior Support consolation race at the Southern 100 in 2017. My phone nearly melted after the race, for some reason a lot of people were very happy.”

Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?

“One that runs past all the local pubs. It would save me answering all the repetitive questions from the bar stool geniuses.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“John McGuinness for his professionalism, but for pure talent, Bruce Anstey.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?


Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap, I don’t think I’ve ever been on pole position, I never get going until the race.”

Words by Stevie Rial