A Mountain Course competitor since 2015, Bude’s Ross Orchard who acquired hugely respectable 46th, 41st place finishes within last months Mylchreests Junior, Senior Manx GP races, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular ten questions challenge.
Synonymous with his trusty YZF R6 Yamaha steed, which carries a tribute to all time hero David Jefferies, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Manx GP/Classic TT.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Yamaha YZF R6”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Can’t beat the buzz of legally going flat out on public roads, the Mountain Course is the pinnacle.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT as not done any others.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“No one in particular but everybody who competes gets my respect.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“This years Manx GP my 4th Mountain Course outing, gaining my first 2 replicas and setting a 112.889 lap speed.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Yeah at my home town of Bude, North Cornwall, it’s very similar to the North West 200 it would be fantastic.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Only 1 man for me, the late great David Jefferies.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport, as I’ve not ridden a modern Superbike yet, only a Classic F1 Superbike.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
Words by Stevie Rial