Four times a Manx Grand Prix rostrum finisher, Irish road race 400 champion in 2012 and 2013, Skerries Andy Farrell is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Runner up in last years Lightweight Manx Grand Prix, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“I think it has to be Skerries, being a local growing up five minutes from the track and being apart of the Loughshinny Motorcycle club, you can’t beat racing in front of your home crowd.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“I love them all, I’ll race any bike I can throw my leg over, from a Honda 90 to a Superbike.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Apart from getting to thrash the nuts off your bike on a closed road at crazy speeds, you get to meet some great people and make great friends.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT, Mountain Course it’s a magical place, just no place comes close to it, massive respect to every rider to take this place on. My heart rate goes up just thinking about this place.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I respect everyone I race with, but my friend Dennis Booth is the man. He’s a top bloke I’ve great time for Dennis, he’s a man with a lot of race miles behind him, and is safe as houses to race with.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“It must be the double podium at the 2014 Manx GP, I never expected to get them but twice in the one day was something special for me and the team.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“It would be great if there was a world road race series, were we could travel all around the world racing the roads in different countries getting paid loads, but then it would be great if I was 4 inches taller and had a head full of long wavy hair!!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Sam McClements, I had the pleasure of meeting him as a child I was star struck, he took five minutes out of his day to talk to me, it’s a memory that I’ll never forget.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Superbike only cause they frighten last nights dinner out of me!”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Pole position. Nothing like being at the front of the pack, knowing you were quickest out of them all.”
Words by Stevie Rial