Last year 11th in the Bennetts Lightweight TT, plus lead newcomer to the North West 200, Bishop Castle’s Barry Furber is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
The Greenhous Vauxhall backed racer’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows.
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“I love Oliver’s Mount, it has a great atmosphere and is always well supported by spectators. I really would like to race at Armoy, I haven’t been able to yet but it looks fantastic.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“I had so much fun in 2017 on the ZX10R (Kawasaki), it was my first time at the TT on a big bike, I learnt a lot and went faster each time out.
Definitely more to come from it in 2018 so it has to be my favourite.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Holding a bike absolutely flat out in top gear whilst forcing it through corners, places like Ballacrye to Quarry Bends its a completely different experience to short circuits.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT is the ultimate to me! It’s what I spend most of my time thinking about and planning for. I really want to do the Ulster but haven’t been able to fund it yet.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Gary Gittins, he got me into racing and was always the one I was chasing, we have had some good battles on track and will again I’m sure.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Finishing my first 6 lap TT race, I had bike problems but it was a great feeling of achievement.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Bishops Castle, I wouldn’t need to travel far and we’ve got some good pubs.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Ian Armstrong, he’s told me some great stories from his racing career, and he’s gone out of his way to help me for the last 2 years.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Superbike, its so much fun.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“You can’t beat the feeling of being on pole, going into the first corner leading the pack is epic.”
Words by Stevie Rial