Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Olaf Romijn

Overall seventh within the 2013 IRRC Superbike championship, amongst the leading Mountain Course newcomers of TT 2016, Dutch roads stalwart Olaf Romijn is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

Consistently in contention for high level results at venues such as Hengelo, Chimay and Frohburg, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“In Holland there is only one road race track left, Hengelo (gld) circuit hosting the IRRC races. It’s my favourite.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“Suzuki Superbike from 2011.”

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

“The excitement of racing with 35 other lunatics in the same direction, and afterwards drinking a beer talking about the stupid things you did that afternoon.”

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

“Definitely the Isle of Man TT!! There isn’t any other thing in life which gives a bigger or greater buzz than racing the TT Mountain Course. The effort, dedication and commitment it takes to get you round properly, I like that.”

Photo by Jim Gibson

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“I never have had any rival, I respect every road racer because we all need to go to work the next day.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Doing my first lap alone in practice week at TT 2016.”

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

“I cannot name a country, there are enough events for proper road racing.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“By far Michael Rutter, 3 decades of top results and still showing the boys in BSB Superstock the way.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“The Superbike, plenty of power, wheelies on every bump and it scares the living daylights out of you when you ride it really fast.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap because that means you are the fastest in the race, pole position is for the luckiest in practice!”

Words by Stevie Rial

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