9th, 12th within the Newcomers A, Lightweight races of the 2012 Manx Grand Prix, a consistent collector of high calibre results at his nations leading closed roads venue Hengelo, experienced Dutch road racer Michael Hofman is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Ninth in the 2009 IRRC Superbike series, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Mmm my favourite must be the Varsselring, Hengelo in Holland, but the best track on the planet must be the Mountain Course.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“I will race on anything with wheels on it.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The atmosphere and the people you meet at the events is really great.”
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Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“As I have only rode the Mountain Course and did not ride at the Ulster GP and North West 200, I must say the Mountain Course cause I can’t compare with the other events, they look really great to race at though.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Not sure, I respect all riders who I race with.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Competing at the Manx Grand Prix in 2012.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Would like to see some of the old road races in Holland return, we had a lot of them, sadly now only roads event Hengelo.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Must say Michael Dunlop think he’s a top racer, really great to watch him race.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Like them both, Superbike just brute power, sliding power wheelies ha ha just fun, but a screaming 600 is also a blast.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Think pole position, then you have the fastest lap, with pole you’re beginning of the race is normally better with a good start.”
Words by Stevie Rial