Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Ben Plant

12th within August’s Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, a top 15 finisher at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100, Wern’s Ben Plant is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular, ten questions challenge.

Another of pure road racing’s true grass roots competitors, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?


Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“Anything Norton”

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

“Racing through country lanes with some of the best lads and lady’s I’ve met. The road racing paddock is the best.”

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

“Isle of Man (Mountain Course) all day. Over 37 miles a lap is a proper test of man and machine.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Every single person from first to last.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“The tap on the shoulder on Glencrutchery Road, prior to my first Manx GP race.”

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

“England, with Oliver’s Mount not looking promising we need somewhere.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Simon Andrews”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Superbike, I need the extra horse power, to many pubs by me.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Never had either, but fastest lap.”

Words by Stevie Rial