Three times a top three finisher at the 2014 Scarborough Gold Cup meeting, 20th in the Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix of 2015, Horsham’s Don Gilbert is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Set to sample this month the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Scarborough Gold Cup, Oliver’s Mount.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Exactweld 250 GP bike.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“I enjoy the people it attracts as opposed to short circuit racing, everyone is less up they’re own arse. I also enjoy the anticipation before the race, and the feeling of achievement after a good result.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“For me the Ulster GP.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I respect everyone out there.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Best roads moment was results from the 2014 Scarborough Gold Cup.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Scarborough, need to get Oliver’s Mount back.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Hero has to be Bruce Anstey. The main is a complete legend.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap all day long.”
Words by Stevie Rial