Frequently touted amongst France’s leading next generation road racers, Nicolas Pautet who finished a very creditable 30th within August’s Senior Manx Grand Prix, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular ten questions challenge.
Competing in recent times under the 3P Racing banner, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“In the past, I ride for many years in the French road rallye race. It’s like the WRC rally race but with motorcycles. I have great memories from the event, but since 4 years ago the Isle of Man (Mountain Course) is my greatest road track!”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“At this moment my ZX6R Kawasaki, I would like to try a big 1000cc though just for been able to race over Bray Hill or Sulby Straight at up to 300 KMH.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The best part about road racing is the freedom to ride alone, at 160 mph in the middle of many towns.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“I have never rode at the North West 200, Ulster GP, I love the TT very much!!”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“No rivals, just five or six French friends who race the same roads courses.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“I love all the road races where we can ride, but always and always the Mountain Course is the best place to race motorcycles!.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Maybe in France, just for that you have to drive for 3 or 4 hours to Scarborough, Cookstown, Cadwell Park, the Isle of Man and Chimay, it’s so far to travel!.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“My heroes? I like Guy Martin, because I see what life’s about like him.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport because I know the machines.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap, because it’s a very long process to make the most beautiful lap during a race, not just trying to make it one quick lap with qualification tyres, with just 5 litres in the fuel tank.”
Words by Stevie Rial