Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Stephen Carr

2012 Spirit of the Manx Grand Prix winner, in total 15 years a Manx GP competitor, the hugely popular Stephen ‘Cargo’ Carr 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?

“Tandragee. Best circuit I’ve raced on and a great club running it.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“The bike that’s given me the most fun and is my favourite, ZXR400 Kawasaki.”

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

“Hitting the sweet spot at peel in, apex and exit. No feeling like it in the world.”

Photo by Richard Martin

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

“Ulster GP every time.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Anyone that’s right in front of me, that I’m trying to get past.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Winning my first replica in 2012 at the Manx after 15 years of trying. Winning Spirit of the Manx award was great too.”

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

“Somewhere near Carrickfergus on the roads I first rode a bike on.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Can only be one person Joey Dunlop. I once had the pleasure of being lapped by him.”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?


Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Pole. I was on pole in first ever race. Long story.”

Words by Stevie Rial