The epitome of a true privateer racer, seasoned Manx Grand Prix competitor Colin Croft, is the next rider to take on Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
12th in the Lightweight Manx GP of 2012, Colin’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Favourite national has to be the Mid Antrim 150, circuit has everything. Scared the s##t out of me when I first saw it.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“My 1992 GSXR 750 WN Suzuki, so much more rewarding to ride than a modern bike.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“It’s the whole package for me, the buzz of the race and the fun of the paddock.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Not actually competed at any of these meetings, so for me most important event is the Manx GP.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Just about anybody who is out there having a go, the biggest competition is time and money just to compete.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“My first practice session at the Manx GP, riding round the Mountain Course is such an immense experience.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Like most people I would love a race on my own doorstep, just outside Lancaster. I think most road racers plan races where they live as they drive around.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Anyone who cocks a leg over a bike & gives it their best shot, first or last is a hero in my eye.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Classic Superbike for me.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Would be very happy to have either.”
Words by Stevie Rial