A recent race winner at his nations most famous roads venue, Circuit De Chimay, next generation Belgium road racer Steven Galens is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Overall 23rd within the 2016 IRRC Superbike series, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favorite National Roads Meeting?
“Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. I never heard of it a few years back. Fell in love since my first glance at it in 2016.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“I’ll go at it with anything that has 2 wheels, but for now I’m quite happy with my Kawasaki ZX-10R.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Must be the part were you s**t your pants, for a brief moment evaluate your situation and go all out once again. I think that the feeling is different for everyone, and therefore very hard to explain.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“I have to say the North West 200, as the plan is to compete there for the first time in 2019. The others not yet.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Gian Bianco. We are currently having an interesting battle for the title in the Belgian Championship, Superbike Junior class and I have never met a more gentleman racer. On, and off the track.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“My first ever win in Chimay. Everyone in the team felt that the time was right and we just did it. I felt numb the complete day, happy in my own little world.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Let’s start with continuing the races that currently exist everywhere. This seems already quite challenging.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Must be Hutchy (Ian Hutchinson). They should change a lot of words in the dictionary to comprehend, what he has been doing the last few years.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Big boy, big bike (Superbike).”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Pole position. I’m Mr ‘Lost 15 spots from the start’, so it influences my race results a lot. I need a good qualifying if I want to be in front.”
Words by Stevie Rial