Quickest 400 newcomer of the 2015 Southern 100, a top five finisher at Cookstown, next gen Scottish road racer Scott Miller, is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Scott’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Favourite national road meeting would be the Tandragee 100. It’s got everything and it’s fast. Maybe some sun one year would be nice though.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Favourite race bike would be my wee 400 Kawasaki. 25 years old and still does everything you ask from it.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Best part of competing on roads for me is the support of the fans. Seeing that rolled up programme being waved in the corner of your eye is good. I’ve even seen the odd Scottish flag up in the Irish hedges.
I’ve also made some great friends and been shown some fantastic hospitality through road racing.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“I’ve not taken part thus far in the Ulster GP or the North West, so for me it would be the TT circuit.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I respect everyone that dons a crash helmet and takes to the roads. Rivals change from circuit to circuit so it would be hard to name just one name.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Best roads moment so far for me, would be winning best newcomer in the 400 class at the Southern 100 in 2015.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“As I’m from Scotland I’d love to see a meeting held here. We have some fantastic roads up in the highlands especially over on the west coast. I’d love to race a time trial down the side of loch Ness.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“I don’t have any hero’s as such, but if I was to pick a rider that I admired it would have to be Robert Dunlop. After everything he went through and still keep coming back to the roads, he’s a huge inspiration.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Never ridden a Superbike but I’d love to try one. So for me out of the two options, it would be the Supersport machine.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“I’d have fastest lap. It’s all about being the quickest. Pole can be taken away from you at the slip of a clutch off the line.”
Words by Stevie Rial