29th within the Lightweight TT of 2012, vastly experienced Mountain Course pilot Eric Wilson is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Eric’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Tandragee Road Races, cracking circuit, brilliant club, they and the fans make you feel welcome.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“So far my 600rr (Honda), a race bike from March to October and road bike the rest of the time.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Just love riding bikes, also can’t beat the thrill of the challenge of a Road Race, and the friendliness of the road race paddocks.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT all the way, with the superb change to TT start positions formed from qualifying times, I have been lucky to have had some four lap races having never seen another bike, for me that is something special and believe it or not very peaceful.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Everyone is respected, even though I don’t know everyone, I try and put faces to names and say hello.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“My first race finish on the Mountain Course in the 2002 Manx GP Newcomers Race, closely followed by my 120 mph plus laps from the 2014 TT Senior Race, fulfilling a childhood dream.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Anywhere where there is less or no rain!!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“All Heroes!!, everyone who races a motorcycle because they are doing what love doing.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“For me the 600’s suit my size better, but I have been fortunate to have rode some great 1000’s over the last few seasons.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Can’t decide, it’s been a while since I had either!”
Words by Stevie Rial