Lee Vernon Memorial Trophy winner at the 2017 Armoy Road Races, an experienced Cookstown 100 exponent, Whitehaven’s James Rothery is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, worldwide popular ten questions challenge.
Another example of a true grass roots roads competitor, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Cookstown and Armoy my favourites couldn’t choose between them.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Love my Triumph 675 but it’s gotta be the little FZR 400 Yamaha I ride for Dave Brough. It’s old like me but loads of fun to race.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“I just love the craic in the paddock and the spectators and fans, nothing compares to pure road racing no feeling like it.”
Photo by Baylon McCaughey
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Got to be the Ulster GP.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I respect everyone first or last who the roads, but I’ve enjoyed a few good races with Yvonne Montgomery and managed to beat her at Armoy this year, mind she beat me at Cookstown.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Probably being awarded the Lee Vernon Memorial Trophy at Armoy in 2017, after competition on the wee 400.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Probably in the Lake District in Cumbria then I’d save on ferry costs!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Road racing hero there’s so many but got to be a draw between David Jefferies and John McGuinness.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
Words by Stevie Rial