Fourth within the Newcomers C Manx Grand Prix of 2014, seasoned Mountain Course pilot Leon Murphy is the next racer, to take on Road Racing News ten questions challenge.
Set to tackle again this August the Junior Classic TT plus Junior, Lightweight and Senior Manx GP races, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Southern 100, it’s well run has a relaxed feel to it and the racing’s mega.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Would have to be my Suzuki, but I really enjoy riding the 350 classic.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“I like the variation on the roads, the different types of events, different qualities you need to be competitive, you just can’t get that at purpose built tracks.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I don’t do enough meetings consistently, to have a rival.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Qualifying third within the 400 class at the Southern 100 in 2015, but then encountered problems on first lap of the opening 125/400 race.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Not into flying, so anywhere I can get to by van or boat!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Joey Dunlop & Robert Dunlop.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport, never ridden a Superbike.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Has to be fastest lap.”
Words by Stevie Rial