Ninth in the Newcomers B Manx Grand Prix of 2015, a top 15 finisher last year at Cookstown and Faugheen, Ballyporeen’s Tommy Heaphy is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Another of Irish road racing’s unsung heroes, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“All of them, love the roads.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The people and the buzz.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“None of them, the Manx Grand Prix.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Any lad racing the roads.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Competing in the Manx Grand Prix.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Lucky to have the Faugheen meet on my doorstep.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“The Chawke brothers (James/Liam) for there commitment to racing.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Both will never happen so it don’t really matter.”
Words by Stevie Rial