Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – David McConnachy

25th in last years Senior Manx Grand Prix, Cramlington’s David McConnachy who’s set to pilot 675 Daytona Triumph machinery throughout the 2018 roads season, is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

The ambitious racer who also last year finished second within the 600/1000 B race, of the Southern 100, answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“For me it’s between the Southern 100 and Armoy, both really well run, organised events, by great people.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“So far has to be My Yamaha R6, although enjoyed riding a Superbike for a while.”

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

“Coming from circuit racing its daunting at first racing between the hedges, walls and lamp posts, but the feeling of competing and riding around the different roads circuits is something you can’t replace. The fans are unreal as well.”

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

“Only competed thus far at the Manx Grand Prix, but am already a massive fan of the TT circuit, however one of my best experiences in road racing so far was participating at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2016, so it’s tough to choose between the TT and Ulster GP.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Don’t really have any rivals, with road racing it’s about respecting everyone, must say though I have huge respect for Jamie Williams, and the late Alan Bonner.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Torn between two, Southern 100 rostrum finish in 2017 was an unreal feeling, also top 10 finishes within the Dundrod 150 National, Challenge races as a Dundrod Newcomer in 2016.”

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

“There are some cracking roads around the North East of England, but they are unlikely to prove courses for roads competition. Would be good as well to see the old roads circuit in Jurby, Isle of Man revived.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Having grew up watching 500 GP’s and the Isle of Man TT, I’d have to say Joey Dunlop and Wayne Rainey.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Difficult one, love the Supersport bikes, would like another go though on a Superbike.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Great feeling being on pole position, but setting the fastest lap or a new lap record, provides a great buzz.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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