The next rider to take part in Road Racing News, new ten questions challenge, is one of England’s up coming rising roads stars, ECTA Racing’s Mike Norbury.
Mike’s candid answers to the series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“I haven’t really done that many roads yet due to funding, but next year with ECTA Racing we plan to do most of them. I’d have to say the Manx is the one I’ve enjoyed the most.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“I’ve always liked the S1000RR (BMW), I think the TYCO ones look the best.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“For me its the atmosphere and the buzz of the racing. Everyone in the paddock is helpful and offers advice even the top riders help you.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“I cant really comment as I am hoping to be a newcomer at the events in 2018, but after doing the Manx Grand Prix I’d say the TT.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Don’t really have any rivals, just a few mates we all have a laugh with after the races.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Probably the first timed lap we did at the Manx, loved every minute of it and my aim was a 100 mph lap and managed a 109 mph lap.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I’ve always said the main road around Anglesey in Wales would make a good mini TT, think its the A5 road.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“John McGuinness, not arrogant or anything like that and just jumps on the bike and does the job.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“It was the Supersport but after jumping onto the ECTA Racing BMW for a few races last year, I’m starting to prefer the bigger bikes.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“I’d say pole position because I hate knowing that I had a faster lap than someone in front of me. It doesn’t really mean anything but in your head you think you should be further up.”
Words by Stevie Rial