Professional motorcycle racer Josh Hook usually divides his time between his Old Bar home and Europe, where he contests the World Endurance Championship and the MotoE World Cup.
Under normal circumstances he'd be in Europe now with the endurance championship nearing the halfway point of the season. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has put paid to that for the time being. Hook spent some time with the Times this week, recalling his early days in the sport and his progression to racing professionally. It hasn't always been a smooth ride and at one stage the 27-year-old was starting to look for a new line of employment after an unsuccessful stint in the World Superbikes.
But for now he's just waiting for the go ahead to resume riding.
Enjoy, as Hook talks to Mick McDonald about life in the fast lane.