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Agostini leads host of stars at Scarborough Gold Cup

Mutiple world champion and living legend Giacomo Agostini will headline a host of stars at this year’s Scarborough Gold Cup next weekend.

The Italian will be joined by Jim Redman MBE, who will definitely be hanging up his leathers after the Gold Cup parade. The ex-works Honda rider who is a also a multiple world champion has decided to finally retire now he is in his late 70s.

Another World Champion Phil Read MBE, respected at Oliver’s Mount as one of the neatest riders to compete around the course, will also be parading. These three World Champions will be backed up by Steve Parrish, Mick Grant, Chas Mortimer, Dean Ashton, Roger Burnett, Trevor Nation, Eddie Roberts, Steve Tonkin, John Cooper, Nick Jefferies, Alex George and Mark Phillips.


All these riders will be parading on the Sunday of the Gold Cup meeting and will be in the paddock area preparing their machines on Saturday afternoon. There is the possibility, time permitting, of a few practice laps for the parade machines. The stars of today who are also taking part in the parade as well as racing that weekend are, Ian Lougher, Ivan Lintin, Dean Harrison, William Dunlop, Michael Dunlop, Gary Dunlop & Dan Kneen.

Heading the sidecar entry is World Champion Tim Reeves, alongside Oliver’s Mount regulars Lee Crawford & Sam Christie, Steve & Matty Ramsden and Dave Wallis & Tony Belsey. The sidecars will have 3 races in total over the weekend with all of them counting towards the UK Super 2 Sidecar Masters.

There will be 10 Races on Saturday starting at 1.30pm and 12 races on Sunday, including the Famous Gold Cup, starting 10.30am. Practice will commence at 9am each day with gates opening to the public at 8am.

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