Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Tim Sayers

Runner up respectively within the Ultra Lightweight and Lightweight Manx GP encounters, of 2007 and 2012, Castletown, Isle of Man based Tim Sayers is the 120th rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

26th in the Lightweight TT of 2013, his answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Manx Grand Prix. So many top riders have come through the Manx GP over the years, and you’ve got the next generation like Brad Vicars still doing so.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“I’d like a blast on the 1991 hand-built RVF Honda’s used by Foggy (Carl Fogarty) and Hizzy (Steve Hislop) at the TT. Proper factory machines!”

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

“Definitely the paddocks. Just things like the presentation in Castletown square after the Southern 100, it’s great craic.”

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

“TT for me. It’s why I started racing in the first place.”

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“Adrian Kershaw. Fast and smooth on anything he races.”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“My first podium at the Manx GP in 2007. It’s such a great feeling to get into that winners enclosure and something you never forget.”

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

“Like to see more events in England. Showing my age but I used to race at the New Brighton meet. Just close down the prom and lets go racing!”

Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Tough one, but if picking one only, I’d have to side with Joey (Dunlop).”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?


Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Pole position. It’s great to be at the top of the timing screen!”

Words by Stevie Rial