Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Stephen Beattie

Over 20 years a closed roads competitor, Irish roads stalwart Stephen Beattie who’s raced in his career against a who’s who of pure road racing, is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News ten questions challenge.

Stephen’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“The old version of the Cookstown course.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“RC30 (Honda) or my 675 Triumph.”

Photo by Jim Gibson

Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?

“The buzz you get.”

Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?

“Ulster Grand Prix”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“All racers”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Starting number 1 in the 1996 Newcomers race at the Manx GP.”

Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?


Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Joey Dunlop”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?


Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap”

Words by Stevie Rial