Third within the Newcomers C Manx Grand Prix of 2014, Gavin Brown who is focusing this year on the Irish road race Junior Support Championship, is the next racer to take on Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
18th in last years Lightweight Manx GP, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Without question Tandragee (100), poetry on tarmac.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“600 Honda steely, cracking bikes, very affordable and can still do great times at circuits in the right hands. Not competitive against the modern tackle, but still great bikes to thrash around.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Blind corners, jumps, pinning it spot on through country lanes and villages, the great atmosphere, what’s not to like.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“The Manx GP is the closest I’ll get to the TT, but nothing compares to the TT course, it’s by far my favourite roads course, closely followed by Dundrod, Ulster GP.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Everyone on track, they’re all rivals and I respect them all.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Making it to the podium in the 2014 Manx GP Newcomers C race on my 400.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“The back rounds around the Ribble Valley area especially around Whitewell, wow what a road race that would be!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“John McGuinness and Martin Finnegan, for contrasting reasons, but both idols to me.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport, I’ve never rode a Superbike, I’ve still got to man up a 600 yet.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
Words by Stevie Rial