Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Mick Jordan

A proven 400 machinery specialist, Mick Jordan who’s racing CV includes a memorable 2014 Lightweight Manx GP success, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular ten questions challenge.

Three years a competitor on the mythical, illustrious, fabled Mountain Course, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Skerries because it’s local and Tandragee because it’s a great track.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“Has to be my CBR 400 NC 29 Honda, all those years racing it and never let me down.”

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

“Just the buzz and enjoyment of riding your bike on a closed road, and the craic in the paddock.”

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

“Ulster Grand Prix unreal track, but always too close on the calendar to the Manx Grand Prix.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“No rivals. Maybe just the lad that’s in front and quicker than you!”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Winning the lightweight Manx Grand Prix in 2014. Started racing so I could someday have a go on the TT course.”

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

“I think if we’re not careful there won’t be many Road Races left in our own country Ireland. There are so many lads that have raced the roads in Ireland and went on to win either the Manx GP, or compete at or Win TT’s.

So maybe we need to keep the ones we have and get them into a healthy state.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“I think for me it was the mid 2000’s with Finnegan, Farquhar, Britton, Donald, Lindsay, Burrows etc, great times great racing.

And a mention for the late Derek Brien, was very good to me taught me tracks here and over on the Isle of Man. Still missed by all.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“400 and Supersport”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Pole position is good for start positions, but fastest lap every time.”

Words by Stevie Rial