A podium finisher at various iconic European roads venues including Imatranajo and Horice, sixth in last years IRRC Supersport championship, talented German roads competitor Christian Schmitz is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Part of the well respected Performance Racing Achterhoek team for the remainder of this years IRRC series, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Favourite racing bike for me, is the Yamaha R6.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The competition on track. Plus the fans around the events and that everyone is equal no matter which name you have.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“The Ulster GP”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“For me in the IRRC series, it’s Thomas Walther.”
Photo by Robby Repsol
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“The best moments for me, have been the times when I stood on the podium in Horice and Imatra.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I would like to see more road races in Germany.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“My hero is Michael Dunlop.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
Words by Stevie Rial