In total three times a top ten finisher at the Manx Grand Prix, including finishing an excellent fourth within the Newcomers A race of 2011, Scunthorpe’s Karl Foster is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
A collector of solid results at the TT meetings of 2016 and 2017, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Manx Grand Prix”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“My pre injection R6 Yamaha.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The challenge and knowledge needed.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT is top for me, it’s the ultimate due to its length and detail, and remains the ultimate test of both man and machine.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Easy, my brother Mark.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“That’s a tough one, two top ten finishes at the Manx is up there, but getting that replica at the 2017 TT has to be top.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I’d love to see a roads meeting in rural Lincolnshire. We’ve plenty of awesome roads.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Racing hero, easy but predictable, the doctor Mr Valentino Rossi.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Depends whether I’m riding it or watching. Watch Superbike, ride Supersport!”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap. Pole is always nice, but a fastest lap puts down a marker, that can stand for years.”
Words by Stevie Rial