By: Katherine Legge as told to Tom Leyden
I like all kinds of music, it depends what I’m in the mood for. Most people from rock, obviously kind of mainstream, but sometimes I’ll put on the radio station that has country music on. I’m not really into dance music. I like some hip-hoppy rap stuff but not really the top trancy-dancy stuff.
I do read sometimes on the plane. The last thing I read was my e-mail. The last book I read was Greyfriars Bobby, which is probably my favorite book of all-time.
My dad was my biggest influence. He took me racing all the time and racing was the most important thing to me so I had to do what I was told to be able to go racing. I very much looked up to my parents.
I like Nigel Mansell. Ayrton Senna was my all-time hero but I really don’t idolize anybody because at the end of the day they’re all human beings and they all have the same bodily functions like we do.
I really like “Talladega Nights” because it’s just so funny but I also like “The Notebook” and “The Piano” – a really girly, soppy, sob-along kind of movie.
In 10-15 years – hopefully a lot of race wins, maybe a championship behind me. Living in the mountains somewhere in my little house, kind of like a hermit. I’d like to in the next 15 years have done what I’ve wanted to achieve in racing and have all my toys like dirtbikes and motorcross and boats and waterskis and things like that and just be by myself a lot with my family.
I don’t have the biological clock ticking inside of me. I don’t have the burning desire to be a mom. I’m just too focused on racing. I don’t think that… not right now, no.
When we travel, in all honesty, we get to see the race track, the hotel room and the airport. I try to make time so I can at least see something, or take a picture from the plane as we’re landing.
Sometimes you just wish you had a couple of weeks at home. That sounds very spoiled and conceited and I’m not at all. I really do enjoy that. I enjoy meeting the different people from around the world. It’s just another element that makes this job the best one in the world.
Guildford, England, is small, quaint. It’s a little English country town with a little pub and a bakery and a butcher shop and all that stuff. A little town hall – very, very old. I want to have somewhere where I can go and it’s home, so I don’t really do so much locally so that I’m prominent.
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