Since 2012 a TT Races competitor, former Newcomers B Manx GP podium finisher Wayne Axon, who just over a few weeks ago bagged a very respectable 28th place finish in a record breaking Bennetts Lightweight TT race, is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Wayne’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“TT, been going for 48 years now and it has captured my heart.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“The pure adrenaline rush of man and machine going something that feels so wrong, but is so right.”
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“TT all the way, just love the time trial aspect.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“All of them, everyone doing it has my utmost admiration, first or last you are there having a go. One man’s approach to it though is very cool, and that’s Dave Madsen Mygdal.
I really admire what he’s done and still has the drive to carry on competing with a smile on his face, and a G and T in hand.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Winning the privateers class at the Classic TT in 2014, on the Luigi Moto Ducati.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“Isle of Wight, as that’s where so many people think I go racing, there ain’t no cure for stupid.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Mike Hailwood, simply the best rider ever and a total gentleman. I met him at the 78 TT and he was just amazing.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Love the RC30 Classic Superbike, but I have a fetish for twins, love my Super Twin.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Both, followed by the win!”
Words by Stevie Rial