21st in last years Lightweight Manx Grand Prix, fourth within the Ulster GP 250/400 race of 2013, globe trotter Eric Lenser is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
His answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Ostrava Radvanice in the Czech Republic. I have had nothing but a great time every time I compete there, plus the circuit suits me.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“My Honda RS250, over 10 years I’ve raced it. Nothing beats a 250 when you are on it.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Camaraderie. We are a big family, everyone helps everyone else out.
We will all do what we can, including all-nighters, to ensure another guy can make the grid. You don’t get that at short circuits anymore.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Oh, real tough one. I really love the Ulster, but the Mountain Course is unique, so it has to be the TT, but it’s a close call!”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“You know, I don’t have one. I have a lot of respect for every single person who puts on a helmet and takes to the roads. But my main rival is myself.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Lightweight race from the 2013 Ulster GP, finishing fourth in class on the 250. Took a gamble on tyres and it paid off big time. Amazing close racing at insane speeds.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Australia! And I am not the first to have had that idea!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“I don’t do heroes, never have. But if I had to pick someone I admire, it is Bruce Anstey. Still fast, always up there, and always enjoying himself. Keeping it simple.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Do I have to choose? If I have to, then it is the Superbike. Because no racer has ever said they have too much power!”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap. Every racer wants to be the fastest.”
Words by Stevie Rial