Fifth in last years Post Classic Superbike encounter at the Pre TT Classic Road Races, additionally a top five finisher in the 2013 Newcomers B Manx Grand Prix of 2013, Chapel en le Frith’s James Ford is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
James answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“The Billown based Pre TT Classic races. It was where I did my first real roads meeting.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“My Honda RS 250.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The best part of competing on the roads, is being able to compete against the best in your chosen sport.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT, it’s the ultimate road race for me!”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Ervin Wallace, rival, team mate and friend. We often bash fairings. First rule of racing, beat your team mate.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Catching and passing at the Classic TT, the ex Robert Dunlop JPS Norton on my Stringer Kawasaki over the mountain.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“The one area where I’d love to see a roads meeting is in the High Peak, Derbyshire, where I live, there are some fantastic roads!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“John McGuinness. I was lucky enough to be parked next to him in the paddock as a newcomer in 2013, at the Manx Grand Prix/Classic TT. He came over and borrowed my funnel and asked me how I was doing. An amazing road racer and great bloke.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap, I can get a good start from anywhere on the grid!”
Words by Stevie Rial