Third within the 2015 Irish road race 250 championship, along the way scoring podium finishes at Kells and Skerries, two stroke specialist, improving Supersport/Super Twins exponent Tommy Henry, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
The Ballymoney racer’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Tandragee would be my favourite national road race circuit. Track has everything you would want in a road race.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“Favourite racing bike is the RS 250 Honda. Every nut, bolt or washer has a purpose and there’s nothing on it that shouldn’t be.”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“Best part of competing on roads for me is the thrill of riding fast on a road, in a controlled environment.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Have never done the North West 200, though I would always go to watch. Dundrod is fantastic circuit with a lot of commitment required up the back of the circuit.
Would have to be for me though, out of the three options, the TT circuit. Nothing comes close, it’s a great challenge both physically and mentally.”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“Most respected rival is anyone who lines up on a road grid, you have to give a certain amount of respect because everyone’s risking the same thing.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Gaining a replica trophy, via an 11th place finish, in the 2016 Manx Newcomers A race.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Think we are spoiled here with some great Irish road races, and the Isle of Man on our doorstep.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Hero, coming from Ballymoney I would have to say the Dunlops. Serious determination and talent for racing motorbikes in both generations.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport, just because I haven’t been on a Superbike yet, but I have been promised a spin on a BMW later this year.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Fastest lap, it’s better in terms of race conditions.”
Words by Stevie Rial