Most known for his exploits aboard 250 machinery around the Mountain Course, New Mills based Chris Moore is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Runner up in the Formula 2 Classic TT of 2014, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Having only raced at the Pre TT Classic at Billown as a national road race, I’ll have to say that, really enjoyable circuit and great atmosphere.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Yamaha TZ 250. Lucky to now own two of these brilliant machines and a tough call to pick a favourite, but I’ll go for my 1991 250B, we’ve been through a lot together!”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“It’s just an incredible buzz being allowed to do what we do on public roads, supported by real enthusiasts and helped by fellow competitors in friendly paddocks.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Having only done the TT I have to say that. The Ulster GP looks such a mega place though!
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I’m not a ‘rival’ to him but Bruce Anstey certainly has my utmost respect, such a talent and a real nice bloke. Total respect to all that go out and do their best though.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Been lucky to have stood on the Isle of Man podium three times, but I’ll go for my runners up position to Ian Lougher in 2014 at the Classic TT over my 1996 Newcomers Manx GP win.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I suppose it would be quite good to have a race near to home here in the High Peak, Derbyshire, some cracking roads round here!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“My Dad, Nev Watts, closely followed by Steve Hislop (The Best).”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Never raced a Superbike on the roads and only raced one a few times short circuit, bad for my collarbones those things! Supersport it is for me.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Always crap at qualifying so fastest lap I suppose. If the fastest lap was a lap record I’d definitely take that over a pole position!”
Words by Stevie Rial