Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Pierre Yves Bian

Overall third in last years IRRC Supersport series, leading French road racer Pierre Yves Bian is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

A race winner last year at Imatranajo and Chimay, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“My favourite national roads meeting is Imatranajo in Finland! It’s special for me because I recorded my first IRRC rostrum finish there in 2016, plus last year at Imatra I secured my first class victory, and set a new Supersport track record.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“My favourite racing bike is Yamaha’s TZ 250!”

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

“The speed, the liberty & sensations. I also like the down to earth nature of the people involved in the sport, no bling, bling with them, ha ha!”

Photo by Robby Repsol

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

“I’m a newcomer this year to the North West 200 & Ulster GP! But the TT is a dream, for the moment I’m not ready for compete at this Race. I want more experience in Road Racing before I go to the TT.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“My most respected Rival in the IRRC Supersport class, is Marek Cerveny. Because when I started in road racing in 2015, he was the champion & he won a lot of races. He is a clean and fair racer, he’s going good at present in the IRRC Superbike class.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“My best moment was back in 2015, when competing at only the second roads event of my career at Chimay.

I started the opening race, from 6th place on the grid, I then went onto gain the race lead for 1 lap!!, I then thought what the f**k???? ha ha.”

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

“In France!! But road racing is not allowed in my country. It’s a pity.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“My hero is Michael Dunlop. I spoke to him at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy last year, he is very passionate about his racing and I like his fighting spirit.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Superbike, because I like a motorbike with big power. At present though I’ll stick with Supersport machinery, on the roads.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“For me pole position! It shows you are fast & ready, to fight for first place in the race!”

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