A prominent exponent of 400 machinery, Cannock’s Alister Chadwick who is aiming in the near future, to compete at the Southern 100 and the famous Belgium roads course of Chimay, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Alister’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“My favourite is Oliver’s Mount, it can be challenging in many ways. I hope to next year compete at the Southern 100 and also Chimay.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Favourite racing bike has to be the Britten V1000. That was a hand built bike built in a shed, that went onto become a very iconic bike.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The best part of competing on the roads, for me is the challenge, it’s not like riding on short circuits, I find wide open spaces quite boring.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Got to the TT, you have to have so much respect for that place (Mountain Course) and for every rider who goes around it.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I have had quite a few respected rivals but I think it would be Daniel Ingham, a young talent who has an old riding style on his 400 and 750, we always natter in parc ferme.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Getting my ZXR 750 Kawasaki round Oliver’s Mount in one piece, it was like riding a heavy wardrobe.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I would like to see the new proposed Welsh road race, take place hopefully next year.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Road racing hero, got to be Joey Dunlop.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport for me, smaller bike were you can gain a lot of entry speed into corners.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap, as I’m always trying to chase down my personal best times.”
Words by Stevie Rial