Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Bob Farrington

Widely known for his famous Farringtown set up in the Manx Grand Prix/Classic TT paddock, Doncaster based Bob Farrington who has for over 25 years competed around the fabled Mountain Course, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

Ninth in the 2010 Post Classic Junior Manx GP, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Manx Grand Prix.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“Kawasaki ZXR 400, because it’s perfectly balanced, great mix of right weight, BHP (Break Horsepower) and handling.”

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

“The craic, friendliness of the paddocks and the challenge of the roads circuits.”

Photo by Jim Gibson

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

“None of the above, favourite major meet is the Classic TT.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Sheffield’s David Taylor (deceased).”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Lapping the Mountain Course for the first time, at over the 110 mph mark.”

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

“Wales”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“David Jefferies”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Superbike, particularly the post classic ones, as seen at the Classic TT.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap”

Words by Stevie Rial

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