Ten Questions Challenge – Antonio Maeso

Ten Questions Challenge – Antonio Maeso

For many years Spain’s sole TT competitor, one of a select few racers in modern times to pilot KTM machinery at International roads meetings, hugely respected Spaniard Antonio Maeso is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular, ten questions challenge.

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

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“International North West 200.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“S1000RR BMW”

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

“You blend yourself with speed and natural landscape like nowhere else in motorcycle racing.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

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

“Unfortunately I never managed to make it to the Ulster Grand Prix. North West 200 without a doubt, as far as I can say.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“All the back markers giving their life for the spiritual love for racing.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“My only time in the top ten at the North West 200, 2013 Thursday Superstock race fighting with Brookes on the Tyco Suzuki before I ran out of petrol.”

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

“In Spain, of course. It would be a massive event after all of these years in which I’ve raced the TT, and spread the word of road racing in my country as never before.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“It has to be (John) McGuinness. I’ve raced alongside him for many years and appreciate his wisdom on the Mountain Course. Also Dave Madsen Mygdal, whose expertise I’ve been very lucky to enjoy in my years at the Isle of Man.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“It has to be Superbike. Supersport bikes are really good but I rather enjoy the twin (Super Twin) if not on the big bike.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“I had won two nationals and many county championships before my inclusion in the roads meetings, for which I’ve never had time/resources enough to demonstrate what I could have done.”

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