Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Alistair Kirk

A 1000cc specialist, Alistair Kirk who’s lapped the fastest road racing circuit in the world, Dundrod, at over the 128 mph mark, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

Seventh last weekend in the Open A Non Championship race at Cookstown, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“I’ve only ever done one, Cookstown!”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?


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

“Getting a lie in, in the mornings!”

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

“Ulster Grand Prix”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“I respect every man the same who lines up on the grid, but that would have to be my owl mate Micko Sweeney.”

Photo by Rod Neill

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“The buzz of doing my first road race at Frohburg in Germany, back in 2008.”

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

“Ibiza, race all day, party all night.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Jointly Joey Dunlop/Michael Rutter.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?


Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Pole position”

Words by Stevie Rial