The presigious RST Steve Henshaw Gold Cup motorcycle race returns to Oliver’s Mount in Scarborough from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September with Davey Todd heading the entry list.
Motorcycle racing has been held at Oliver’s Mount since 1949 and it is the only ‘street circuit’ in England, offering race fans a unique opportunity to get close to the action.
However, last year’s event had to be cancelled, because several buildings in the paddock were suffering from structural defects and were condemned, leaving the future of this historic track looking uncertain
The organisers, Oliver’s Mount Racing, working closely with Scarborough Borough Council, finally completed the demolition of all condemned buildings in the Paddock this August, just in time for racing to recommence in September.
“The support from Scarborough Borough Council has been fantastic and their commitment to ensuring Oliver’s Mount continues long into the future is very clear to see and greatly reassuring,” says Oliver’s Mount Director of Racing Andy Hayes. “The ACU, who govern the sport, have also offered invaluable support and this is greatly appreciated – it really helped to get us over the line”.
Oliver’s Mount has attracted many world-class motorcycle racers over the years, including Barry Sheene and Carl Fogarty, and this year’s line-up includes Road Racing’s man of the year, Davey Todd, as well as current Isle of Man TT sidecar champions Ben & Tom Birchall.
Practice and qualifying are scheduled for Friday, with two full days of racing throughout the weekend, including the prestigious RST Steve Henshaw Gold Cup feature race on Sunday. On-site camping is available, with merchandise, food vendors, and live entertainment within the marquee bar, all on site.
Discounted advance tickets cost £50 for the full three days; day tickets cost £15 for Friday, £25 for Saturday and £30 for Sunday, and are available from Duke Video or by phone on 01723-333322