Junior Support lap record holder at Kells, a collector of various high quality results at events such as Walderstown, Skerries, Armoy and the Mid Antrim 150, Wayne ‘Scoops’ Hall is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Sixth, eighth respectively in the Irish road race Junior Support championships of 2013 and 2014, his answers to the popular series of questions are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“My favourite to ride was Tandragee, but racing at my local circuit the Skerries 100 gave me a huge buzz.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
“I loved the interaction with the crowds, it’s something very original about our sport which always make road racing feel special.”
Photo by Rod Neill
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
“Ulster Grand Prix”
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“My old friend Noel ‘Smurf’ Murphy, we both started racing in 2008 and had never even met each other. But we finished up great friends and we were always a good marker for one another. A great lad.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“I was 2nd at Kells the last time I raced there, and I set the fastest 650 Junior support lap ever around it.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“I always loved to race in Cork. I used to race the Hill Climbs there and I Road Raced in Glanmire and Timoleague.
The people love their motorbike racing and there is always a great buzz. They definitely need a Road Race down in Cork again.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“Richard Britton was my favourite rider as a child, he was an excellent rider. After that I had huge respect for Ryan Farquhar as I always thought he was very quick but always smooth.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Both would be ideal!”
Words by Stevie Rial