‘I ran into the back of a car while wav­ing at two girls’ Chris Walker

Motorcycle News (UK) - - News - Chris Walker, su­per­bike leg­end turned side­car ace

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Q12. Ever fallen off in a car park (or some­where equally em­bar­rass­ing)? I ran into the back of a car wav­ing at two girls when I was 16 and ended up on the bon­net of an old Rover. Q13. Do you have one in­dis­pens­able item of kit? My back pro­tec­tor. Q14. Which three peo­ple would you in­vite on a Sun­day blast? Terry Rymer, Niall Macken­zie and John Mcguin­ness Q15. Do you have a tool you couldn’t live with­out? My mon­ster Mac tool­box. Q16. Do you ad­just your sus­pen­sion? I don’t nor­mally bother. Q17. Which old bike would you like back? What scares Walker? This doesé My Honda RS250 GP bike. Q18. What’d you never buy? One of those DCT Hon­das. Q19. Which track would you have on your desert is­land? Snet­ter­ton 300 or Brno. Snet­ter­ton has a bit of ev­ery­thing: long straights, fast cor­ners, hair­pins… Q20. If you ruled the world, what new law would you pass? I’d make it com­pul­sory to spend a year on a scooter at 16.

‘I ran into the back of a car while wav­ing at two girls’

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