Super Twins B race victor at Skerries, lead qualifier for the Junior Support race of July’s Walderstown Road Races, a top six finisher at the recent Mrs. Browns Boys East Coast Racing Festival, Bunclody’s Niall Power is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular, ten questions challenge.
Niall’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Probably Skerries but Walderstown Fore club run a very good meeting.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“My 2016 675 Triumph, Supersport. Beautiful machine to look at and ride.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“I’m a lot more relaxed heading out onto a road race than circuits for some reason. Probably because of the paddock atmosphere being a relaxed environment.”
Photo by Baylon McCaughey
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Never rode any of them but the Ulster GP is possible on the cards for 2019, but there’s nothing like the TT circuit. Everybody wants a go at it.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Prob the Chawke brothers (James/Liam). Respect comes to those that give respect.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Eh every finish is a good moment but winning the Skerries Super Twin B race by 12 seconds, and getting Junior Support pole at Walderstown surprised me a bit.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Be nice to see that Coalisland track get finished and open. Need more short circuits in Southern Ireland to mix things up a bit.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“I grew up watching the likes of Jim Moodie, Milky Quayle and McPint (John McGuinness) on the 400’s at the TT and big Dave Jefferies was a class act. On Irish soil it would be Richard Britton for me. On the Island Jefferies and McPint.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Have to be the 675 at the moment, it makes my Super Twin feel like riding a cattle crush.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap in everything, then you get pole anyway!!”
Words by Stevie Rial