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Ten Questions Challenge – Miroslav Sloboda

Slovakia’s present sole Mountain Course competitor, Miroslav Sloboda who nudged over the 117 mph lap mark in last Friday’s Senior Manx Grand Prix, on route to a very creditable 16th place finish, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News ten questions challenge.

Miroslav’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“My most favourite circuit is Horice. But from riding on the Mountain course I now have two favourite circuits.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“My favourite is the Yamaha R6. Good value for money parts and tires wise and good fun.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

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

“What I like about natural circuits, is the contact with viewers on the track and in the paddock. Previously, I raced on short circuits, but they do not have the ambience. But they are good for training and testing.”

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

“I have only been able to race the Mountain Course from my career so far. But I would definitely have a go at either the North West or Ulster GP.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Every racer has respect from me. Just from this point of view, we all know what we’re going into.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“I remember most of all, my first podium on the roads in Terlicko, and those moments mean more as we ride on beautiful natural circuits, where the rider can enjoy it more.”

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

“Where I would like to go to ride where I have not been to, is Macau. It’s my kind of thing, an event I would like to compete at.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Joey Dunlop, was a great rider, but he was also a good guy who helped people.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“I race mostly Supersport, but the Superbike also has some magic. I always race a Superbike when I have a chance. But Supersport is better for me especially for financial expense. And a rider can also enjoy lots of fun on it.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Difficult question. When I see the possibility of a move to the higher level of the championship I compete in, I prefer to ride and learn further. I have had a lot of challenges. I have never been a champion. But I always want to ride with the strongest competitors.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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