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Ten Questions Challenge – Steve Moody

Nearing ten years of competition around the mythical, legendary, unparalleled Mountain Course, a top five finisher in the second Ultra Lightweight race of this years Manx Grand Prix, former British Superbike Championship competitor Steve Moody is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News worldwide popular, ten questions challenge.

Amongst the leading newcomers in 2015 to Wales sole roads course Aberdare Park, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Favourite meeting would be the Southern 100. Such a shame the 400 class has been dropped.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“Honda RC 45. I managed to get into Foggy’s garage at Brands Hatch, World Superbike round, to sit on his bike back in the day!”

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

“The mutual respect between the riders. From the quickest to the slowest we all know how hard this sport is & the effort required to be there. There’s nobody out there that’s not class!”

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

“TT in my mind is the ultimate challenge. That place will break you if you’re not 100 percent on top of your game.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“I have a huge amount of respect for Paul Owen. A top class rider that will do his best to help others. I learned so much from him just driving around in the van at the Manx.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“5th place in this years second Ultra Lightweight Manx GP race. Was 2nd at the end of lap 1 but had to pit for fuel. My own fault as others could do the race without a stop.”

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

“Locally called the Charlbury TT. Would make a great course. But being in the Cotswolds would only stand a chance of happening if it was for horses.”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Has to be Joey (Dunlop).”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?

“Would say Supersport but would love to have a go on a proper Superbike, to see if it would change my mind.”

Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Fastest lap for sure. I’ve always been crap at qualifying.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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