Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Lancelot Unissart

2014 Newcomers C Manx Grand Prix runner up, a proven exponent of the fast flowing roads of Chimay, 400/yesteryear machinery specialist Lancelot Unissart, is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

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

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“I have raced mainly in Europe so my favourite track is Gedinne, in Belgium. I would love to race there on a 400 but unfortunately it clashes with the Manx GP.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“I really like lightweight GP bikes so it has to be the Honda RS 125, only though because I have never tried a 250!”

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

“The atmosphere and thrill of competition on the roads courses. The roads fraternity are sharing something all together; riders, marshals and spectators.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

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

“The Mountain Course is the only one I have raced at so far, Ulster GP looks a great meeting to compete at.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Alex Sinclair, we have been racing against each other for a few years now.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“My 2nd place in the 2014 Newcomers C Manx GP. I led for 2 laps but I had to pit for the 3rd lap, and James Caswell-Cox got past me on the time sheets via having a bigger fuel tank. What I should have done!”

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

“Even if I’ve never been there, it would have to be a Mediterranean Island, to replicate the Isle of Man in a sunny and great place. It would be good to swim in the sea and then go and practice at night.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“The Dunlop’s, fast on anything.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“I’d say Supersport, due to it been a lighter bike.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap any time. Pole makes for good pictures, but fastest lap means more to me, I tend to up the pace when it comes to race action.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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