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?
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?
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
Words by Stevie Rial