Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Barry Davidson

Winner yesterday of the Junior Classics race, at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100, multiple times a victor at the Manx Grand Prix, persistent yesteryear, two stroke machinery front runner Barry Davidson, is the 170th racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

The reigning Irish road race classic 500cc champion, answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Pre TT Classic Road Races.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“RS 250CC Honda.”

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

“The challenge of riding a motorbike on a road that’s been designed for road traffic, to do 50-60 mph.”

Photo by Baylon McCaughey

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

“TT”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Everyone that’s ever gained a race licence, and who has taken part in a race.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Winning three Manx GP races, but probably my first one, the 2002 Newcomers Junior race.”

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

“Somewhere warm and dry.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Harold Daniel, who lapped the TT circuit at 91 mph, 80 years ago in 1938, now you try doing that on a proper classic bike today. Also when growing up, was a huge fan of Johnny Rea senior.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Supersport, haven’t rode a Superbike.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap”

Words by Stevie Rial

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