Irish road race 125/Moto 3 champion in 2013 and 2014, Newcomers C Manx GP victor of 2005, a race winner at Walderstown, Kells and Faugheen, modern day Irish roads great Sam Dunlop is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
The Ballymoney racer who’s racing CV also includes participation at TT 2011, answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Tough one. Don’t really have a favourite circuit. Love Killalane as have had some success and great races there.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Favourite race bike would be NSR 500 Honda. Never raced or sat on one but would love to! Also want a sail on Lougher’s Suter! Ian make it happen pal!”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“It used to be the craic in the paddocks, but it’s changed so much since I started. Everything’s too serious now-a-days.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT course but the Manx GP especially before the Classic TT ruined it.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I’ve had a fair few. I respect all my rivals. Can’t really pick out an individual.”
Photo by Rod Neill
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Travelling to and competing in La Baneza in Spain. A dream come true.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I think Ballymoney needs a road race!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Easy, Robert (Dunlop).”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Don’t have a preference and never sat on a Superbike, but for close racing to watch I’d say Supersport.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
Words by Stevie Rial