Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Dave Moffitt

2011 Super Twins Manx GP winner, 11th within the Lightweight TT of 2012, at the time finishing in front of the likes of Dean Harrison and Michael Dunlop, JHS Racing mainstay Dave Moffitt, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

20th in last years Lightweight TT, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Southern 100. It’s so well run and the craic is fantastic. You’re made to feel so welcome from signing on to the prize presentation in Castletown square after the meeting. Everyone involved does it for ‘the love of the sport’.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“There are so many to choose from! Most recently I’ve loved racing the JHS Racing Suzuki Super Twins, setting PB’s at the TT and lapping over the ton at the Southern 100 last year. Also recently piloted 600/1000 Honda’s plus 600/1000 Suzuki’s.

My early years racing were on two strokes, and I rode 125 Honda’s and MBA’s plus TZ 250 /350 Yamaha’s. I also piloted a Cotton 250, a Maxton Rotax, an EMC and a Carbon fibre framed Silverstone Armstrong Rotax in the Manx GP, in 1987.

To choose my favourite racing machine is hard, I guess I’d have to go with my trusty JHS Racing SV 650 Suzuki. I won the Manx on it in 2011 and have won multiple championships and had lap and race records with it at the Manx and Jurby. The old girl is still going strong and had a win on it last year at Jurby.”

Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?

“The best part of competing in the roads, is without doubt the sheer thrill of it and the adrenaline rush you gain.”

Photo by Mark Corlett

Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?

“TT definitely, because of the unique challenge of racing on 37.76 miles of pure roads, and that feeling of achievement from finishing a race on the Mountain Course, adrenaline overload just thinking about it!!”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“I respect everyone who races, and also their family and friends commitment to the sport. Dave Madsen-Mygdal gets my vote though for the dedication and passion he, Jill, and his team have for the sport.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Winning the inaugural Super Twins Manx Grand Prix in 2011.”

Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?

“It would be good to see a new road race introduced in the UK, remember Wallasey Prom! a mini North West 200.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Joey Dunlop”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Supersport”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Both, along with a lap record!!”

Words by Stevie Rial

>