Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Jay Lawrence

Superbike race 2 winner at his nations most famous roads course, the Wanganui based Cemetery Circuit, recent triple rostrum finisher at Paeroa, Jay Lawrence, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

The Carl Cox Motorsport backed rider, answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Cemetery Circuit, Wanganui, New Zealand.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“2002 Honda RC211V (V5!).”

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

“It feels like more of a personal challenge than when competing on a short circuit, they (roads) test you in different ways but there is something that gets me about the need to be inch perfect.

Also, the camaraderie within the paddocks, makes the road events always feel more like home to me.”

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

“TT for the sheer challenge and scale. The Ulster GP looks brilliant though and it’s hard to beat a mass start race!”

Photo by Terry Stevenson

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Craig Shirriffs, retired now but all round top guy in New Zealand road racing, always hard but fair to compete against.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“2016 street races at Wanganui, winning the second Supersport race.”

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

“Anywhere the government can be convinced to allow it!”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“I’m a Kiwi, it’s Bruce Anstey of course.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?


Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap, pole is well and good but doesn’t guarantee winning races.”

Words by Stevie Rial