Next to take on Road Racing News ten questions challenge, is one of Yorkshire’s great up and coming pure road racers, Tadcaster’s Brad Vicars.
The reigning Newcomers A Manx GP champion, answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“I haven’t done many nationals but I’m tied between Scarborough and Armoy.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“My CBR 600RR, you can’t beat Honda build quality and it never lets me down.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The pure buzz of being close to the edge, as well as the people in the paddock, the fans involved and the organisers and marshals that give up their time for us to have fun.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Having just done the Mountain Course at the Manx GP, I have to say that as I haven’t yet done the North West or Ulster.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Anyone that road races I have huge respect for, there are no rivals, just all great friends.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Winning the Manx GP Newcomers race and setting a new lap record from a standing start. It’s something pretty special to me. Also lapping at 119.4 mph in the Junior Manx GP, 2nd quickest newcomer to the mountain course of 2017.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“There’s Some mega roads where I live and I’d have an advantage of knowing them!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport but I’d love a crack at a Superbike.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap all day.”
Words by Stevie Rial