Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Dean Ashton

Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup winner in 1993, 1995 and 1996, overall 27 times a race winner at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, Kingston Upon Hull’s Dean Ashton is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular, ten questions challenge.

Alongside his memorable achievements at Scarborough, three times a top twenty finisher at the TT Races, the hugely respected Yorkshireman’s answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Gold Cup, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“Ducati 955 Corsa”

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

“Getting so close to the spectators.”

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

“Macau Grand Prix”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Carl Fogarty”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“1995 Scarborough Gold Cup.”

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

“Held at Scarborough, Oliver’s Mount again!”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“David Jefferies”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?


Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Both, I always wanted pole position and fastest lap.”

Words by Stevie Rial