Eighth in last months Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT, ninth within the 2013 Newcomers B Manx Grand Prix, two stroke specialist Steve Ault is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular, ten questions challenge.
The Manxman’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Southern 100, it’s such a brilliantly run meeting, and has a great atmosphere with many lovely people.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“TZ 250 Yamaha, although I could be tempted by a YZR 500.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Best part of competing on the roads is the people you meet, other racers, marshals & fans.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT tops it I’d say.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Most respected rival is between Andrew Cowie, Eddie Venn & Steve Gregg, as we’ve all come through the ranks together & had many brilliant & close battles, with great craic afterwards.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Best roads moment has to be finishing 8th in this years Lightweight Classic TT, on my wonderful TZ 250.”
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I’d love to see the old Ramsey road race brought back, heard of it but way before my time. I’d right fancy a shot at that!”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“My road race Hero is the late, great Gary Carswell. I knew him from before I ever intended to race, then I was badly smashed up on the road in 2009 & in Hospital with Gary when he had his big TT off at Ballacrye.
His advice & enthusiasm to keep going through it all really helped me & inspired me to race, with the goal to end up on the Mountain Course, despite having been told by the medical professionals that I’d probably never be able to ride a bike again.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Get rid of both and go two stroke again!”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“I suppose fastest lap is preferable.”
Words by Stevie Rial