Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Richard Vuillermet

The next rider to take on Road Racing News ten questions challenge, is one of France’s most popular pure road racers, Montagne Family Racing team’s Richard Vuillermet.

12th within the Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix of 2016, Richard’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“For the moment my favourite events are jointly the Manx Grand Prix and the Oliver’s Mount meetings. I like the Scarborough circuit and the Manx GP is such a special event to compete at.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“I have several favourite bikes, but number 1 machines at present has to be Kawasaki’s, in either modern day or yesteryear trim.”

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

“The best parts about the road races, is the ambience, atmosphere within the paddocks with fellow pilots, their families and the public, it’s something special.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

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

“Definitely the TT, the North West 200 and Ulster GP are beautiful events, that I might compete at next year.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“No rivals, just many great friends.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Best moment thus far was on my roads debut in 2014, at the Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup. I had a great battle with Gareth Keys in the opening Super Twins race on my old SV 650 Suzuki, racing shoulder to shoulder.”

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

“It’s a dream to see a road race in France, there’s lots of beautiful prospective tracks.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Road racing hero, has to be Joey Dunlop.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Superbike, in particular 750cc yesteryear ones.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Pole position”

Words by Stevie Rial

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