Winner of the 2009 Post Classic Two Stroke Manx Grand Prix, a Mountain Course competitor for over 20 years, the vastly experienced Brian Mateer, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Runner up in the Lightweight race, at last years Pre TT Classic Road Races, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Pre TT Classic Road Races.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“The TZ 250 Yamaha.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The atmosphere, plus the buzz you get competing on the roads, is a very special feeling.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“None of them, the TT course based Manx Grand Prix.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Everyone who competes.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Winning the 2009 Post Classic Two Stroke Manx Grand Prix.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“A road race in County Fermanagh, something the Enniskillen club have worked hard to make happen this year, and the circuit looks like a great challenge.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“I’ve never ridden either but enjoy watching both equally, the Supersport for close racing and the Superbikes for the sheer speed.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
Words by Stevie Rial