David Jefferies: In his own words
Dabbsy: Congratulations on your wins - were you annoyed not to get the proddy 600 to add the hat-trick?
DavidJefferies: Well it was actually the Junior 600 we broke down, in not the production, cos we haven't had that race yet. Obviously I was disappointed, but you can't expect to have everything your own way can ya.
Apjmartin: DJ, was it hard for you as a kid at school? Those balls of steel you have must have been a hinderence!
DavidJefferies: Not they didn't tend to get in the way!
Dabearworld: Are you going into the WSB next year now the 1000cc limit is lifted to fours and what would you ride is given the choice?
DavidJefferies I would ride for any competitive superbike team given the chance but I haven't been given the chance yet My dream team would be the winning team cos every team differs, it's hard to compare from year to year.
Gregmv: No questions really, Dave - but having watched you at Oliver's Mount last year (and unfortunately only TV coverage) of this year's TT, just 'respect'
Woz: Do you want to go to BSB or WSB next year?
DavidJefferies: Erm, I'd prefer the British Superbikes first I think
Steviebarry: Dave, which of your TT wins means the most to you ?
DavidJefferies: I think the first one. It's not an anticlimax after, but the first one, I came up the road, and my dad was sat there, and it was just mega.
Dpc: Lougher suggests your (ah hem) additional weight is a real advantage at the TT. Do you follow a special diet in the run up?
DavidJefferies: Er...*laughs* no, not really. I don’t think size is an advantage for me in the Isle of Man, but I think I keep proving a lot of people wrong with me size
Walks: Hizzy says he could beat Joey's record on the Island if he wanted to - could he...and could you?
DavidJefferies: For me, it all depends...if I keep going on at three in a year, I could do it in a lot shorter time than Joey. But I don't think you can say that, a lot could happen. I think it's a very bold statement to say that anyone could easily beat Joey's record
Dabearworld: If joey was still in the picture would you still be so confident and because he's not who's your closest rival now?
DavidJefferies: Yeah, I'd still be as confident, because I've beaten him fair and square round here before. I don't know who the biggest rival is now...probably McGuinness
DaveB: Do you think you could do a better job than Reynolds in BSB on the Crescent bike and were you pissed off not to get the call?
DavidJefferies: I think I could do as good a job with as much practice, but he got the call, I didn't and that's the way it worked out. I know I could be up there with the top guys in British Superbikes, yeah
Apjmartin: How long was it before you finally thought to yourself "I really do know where I'm going" at the IoM?
DavidJefferies: It only takes about three years. The third year when I won, I though I know where I'm going. But I came back the next year and had to learn more. And I'm still learning now!
Brollydolly: Do road racers have brollydollys?
DavidJefferies: Oh yes. If you want to apply it's no problem.
Dabearworld: Dave, can I borrow your bike to get back n forth to work when you finish with it mate?
DavidJefferies: You need to talk to the team manager about that, it's not my bike. But I'm fairly confident I can give you an idea of the answer!
Dpc: Do you still enjoy stunting like a fool on the road?
Davidjefferies: I still enjoy riding on the road. I'm not sure about stunting on the road. There's too many bleeding lunatics on there now.
Rgvr: Dave, can I have a pair of your old kneesliders, that way when I'm off the bike at least I look fast
DavidJefferies: *laughs* You'll have to come and find me at a race meeting. We might be able to sort you something out.
Steviebarry: Which is the better bike on the TT, GSXR1000 or the R1?
DavidJefferies: I think they're very similar. I've proved I can win on both. I think it's down to personal preference.
Daveb: It's the Rockingham round of BSB coming up soon - after the Island do you laugh when racers complain about safety there?
DavidJefferies: No, because I choose to race here...it's part of a championship and you have to race at short circuits. I choose to ride here, and a lot of riders don't. I don't think you should be forced to ride at dangerous circuits.
Steviebarry: What’s your favourite road circuit and why ?
DavidJefferies: I don't know. It's a hell of a challenge is the Isle of Man. It's more of a personal challenge. So I'll have to say the IoM
Wozza : How long did it take you to learn the TT course?
DavidJefferies About three years, as I said earlier.
Tenbears: What's the key to riding quickly, do you ever scare yerself?
DavidJefferies: Try not too... You've got to ride within your limits. But push hard enough to find your limits. It leaves you with a small margin of error to ride in, but you've just got to know your own limits.
Steviebarry: Dave, which current BSB rider do you rate the most and why ?
DavidJefferies: I don't know to be honest…difficult question that... I think I'd probably say Hizzy, he's just the ultimate professional I think
Daveb: Is there a point coming soon when bikes will simply be too fast for the TT and should there be a power limit?
DavidJefferies: The bike only goes as fast as you make it. I don't know, they are getting very fast. But it's a difficult question. I'll leave it to the organisers to work out.
Gregmv: Dave - Re the gixer and the R1, where does the blade stand against those two (for the IoM at any rate)?
DavidJefferies: A little bit behind them I think.
Brollydolly: Blonde, brunette ?.......
DavidJefferies: I don't mind, I'm not that fussy!
Jrussell: Hello, say it rains tomorrow, do you think the Suzuki has to much power
DavidJefferies: No, I think it should be alright. It'll make it harder to ride, but it'll be alright.
Dabearworld: If you could have any bike in the world just for your own use what would you have?
DavidJefferies: Well I hate cruisers, but if I was going to have one, I'd probably have a Boss Hoss, with the V8 in, just for a scream.
Dabbsy: if Carl Fogarty called you up and offered you a ride on the FP1 - would you take it ?
DavidJefferies: If he had one. I don't think he's got one yet has he?
Apjmartin: Not meaning to sound like an anorak but your right kneeslider is usually more worn than your left. Do you prefer right handers or something?
DavidJefferies: No, just the majority of circuits in the UK are right-handed circuits, so you tend to use the right more than the left that's all. And yes, you are an anorak.
Gregmv: Do you manage to get enough practice in on road circuits - ever get out 'on the Queens Highway' on a Sunday? Or do you make do with the practice days you manage to get on closed roads?
DavidJefferies: Yeah, you can't practice racing on the road, it's just far too dangerous. We tend to get enough practice over here. It's just the weather makes it difficult sometimes
Tenbears: Do you have any points on your licence?
DavidJefferies: Yeah, 6, all in a car.
Charmained: When will you be updating your website?
DavidJefferies: Oh...*laughs*...I'm on with it at the moment.... Cheers for all your questions. But I better be off... So thanks for all your support and lets hope I do alright in the proddy 600.