2015 Super Twins Manx GP race winner, multiple times a rostrum finisher at the Southern 100, 24th in the RST Superbike TT of 2017, the highly rated Rob Hodson is the next rider to take on Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Rob’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Southern 100, the circuit is mega and the people who run it are great, it’s well worth a week off work!”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“S1000RR BMW, I’m still waiting for a go on a Rotary Norton though.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Has to be the excitement gained when racing through the natural surroundings.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“There’s a long list, I’ve had some great races over the years with many riders, sadly some of the lads aren’t with us anymore, Jamie Hodson, Andy Soar, Billy Redmayne, Malachi Mitchell-Thomas.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Winning the Super Twins Manx GP in 2015, along the way setting a new lap & race record, but I’m proud as well of all my Manx GP podium finishes.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Give the Isle of Man TT course permanent sunshine, and I don’t think any other roads course could top that!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“I don’t really have a hero, but Joey Dunlop would have to be on the list for his achievements, also hugely respect Ian Hutchinson.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Superbike, if it’s behaving itself.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Pole is more important I suppose, I’d rather have a win over both options to be honest!”
Words by Stevie Rial