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Ten Questions Challenge – Mark Purslow

Lightweight 400 Manx GP champion on his Mountain Course debut in 2015, a very respectable 39th in the opening Monster Energy Supersport encounter of TT 2017, rising Welsh roads star Mark Purslow, is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

Competitive across various classes, varying from yesteryear Classic to Super Twins machinery, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Jointly Manx Grand Prix/Classic TT.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“Honda CBR 400RR that I started racing on, and won the Manx GP on.”

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

“The best part of competing on the roads, is that it’s very raw and still the purest of racing, and I suppose as well the element of danger keeps it interesting.”

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

“Definitely the TT.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“To tough to choose just one.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Winning the 2015 Lightweight Manx Grand Prix.”

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

“Spain, because it’s sunny!”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Steve Plater”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?


Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap”

Words by Stevie Rial