One of pure road racing’s great characters, RJ (Robert John) Woolsey who’s roads CV includes finishing lead Privateer in the Okells 250 race of the inaugural Classic TT from 2013, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Additionally a former top 20 finisher within the Newcomers B class at the Manx Grand Prix, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“1st Walderstown, 2nd Tandragee, 3rd Cookstown.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Honda K4 350.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Bigger challenge to oneself. As a support class rider I find you don’t have to ride as hard for placing.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT by far, nothing near it for atmosphere, until you’ve put your foot on Manx soil and wheeled up Ago’s Leap, you won’t understand it.”
Photo by Baylon McCaughey
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Anyone who gives me respect on the road race track. I’ll give the same, can’t ride wheel to wheel anymore, always do better from b group starts, only out to make up numbers at the minute.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Finishing 8th, 1st Privateer within the 250 race at the first classic TT in 2013.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“No, Ireland and Isle of Man is the cream.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Ryan Farquhar, he is a personal friend. He’s won the most by far and has given me great knowledge.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport, more time to think between corners.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap, there is usually no prize for pole position.”
Words by Stevie Rial