Team manager of the vastly successful Shirlaws Racing team, ex road racer Craig Shirlaw who’s chalked up first rate results a plenty, at a variety of roads courses including Oliver’s Mount and Armoy, is the next rider to take on Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Craig’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Skerries was my favourite, but always have a soft spot for Scarborough (Oliver’s Mount).”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Favourite bikes I’ve competed on, were the 650 Super Twins, a class that always creates close racing.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The buzz, nothing else like it and the fans make the road meetings memorable, as they always want to have a chat with you.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Only did out of these three the Ulster GP, loved it, so fast.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I would say Paul Gartland but always enjoyed racing against Trevor Ferguson, hard rider but always good and clean to race against.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“I would say my 1st year on the roads in 2010, lots to take in and learn, went onto chalk up many top 3 finishes within the support classes, during the season.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Yes, would love a roads meeting in Scotland, but hard to choose where.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Road racing hero is David Jefferies, so quick and loved watching him race at the TT.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport, love ringing the neck off the 600 on the roads.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“100 percent, fastest lap.”
Words by Stevie Rial