Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Mick Goodings

25 times a race winner at Oliver’s Mount, Doncaster’s Mick Goodings who’s raced wheel to wheel at Scarborough with the likes of Ian Lougher, John McGuinness and Michael Dunlop, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

Runner up in two thrilling 125/400 races at last months Southern 100, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Got to be Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, as I grew up watching my dad race there and knew that’s what I wanted to do and follow it on.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“This is a close call between my 2003 R6 Yamaha which gave us some great success, and my dads ZXR 750 Kawasaki with its spondon chassis.”

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

“For me it’s the fact that there’s no track days or test days, meaning everyone is in the same boat and the mega atmosphere along with the total adrenaline rush.”

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

“Got to be the Ulster GP, as I’ve never done any of the others.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Richard Gibson (Gibbo) as we had so many close races together, and held the respect for each other on the track as well as off.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“There’s been a fair few wins so far, but qualifying for the front row for the 2017 Cock O’The North at Oliver’s Mount, was a good day.”

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

“I would like to see more in England, and can’t wait for Scarborough to be up and running again.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Ian Hutchinson, for his pure determination throughout.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Superbike, as they are much more fun.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Pole position, definitely a bigger buzz leaving the line with front of the pack.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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