Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – James Field

Third within last months Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, a top five finisher in the Supersport B race of July’s Southern 100, RAF Motorsports backed James Field is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular, ten questions challenge.

James’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Post TT/Southern 100 around the Billown circuit.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“Has to be my ZX6R Kawasaki, though the Twin is a close second as the SV650 Suzuki’s handle awesome.”

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

“The relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Plus, there’s a lot less glamour and vanity around the roads compared to short circuit racing.

With the roads you know every penny the guys/girls have has gone into the bike and preparation. The fans are also crazy knowledgeable about the sport and really adds to the whole atmosphere.”

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

“TT-Mountain Course.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“I’m not going to answer this as politically as most. Any Armed Forces riders out there are the first guys I want to beat, so much respect for them as I know it’s so hard just to get the time/money to do it.

Plus we always have a competitive nature against each other in whatever we do. Also, Ben Shuttlewood, we both started road racing around the same time and have had some great battles along the way.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“3rd in the 2018 Manx GP Newcomers A race.”

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

“The A95/A941 that links Aviemore to Elgin, that would be a brilliant point to point race.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Jamie Whitham”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“I would love a Superbike but can’t race them at the Manx, so Supersport.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Pole position. It’s meant you had the fastest lap that day/qualifying and were 1st during that session, giving you an advantage for the race.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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