The Parade of Stars, parade lap at the 66th Scarborough Gold Cup, saw many of the most famous names in Oliver’s Mount’s illustrious history take to the mount, on a wide ranging array of iconic machines.
This included the legendary Giacomo Agostini on his customary MV Agusta mount, plus TT winners Alex George, Nick Jefferies, Chas Mortimer, Chris Palmer and Mick Grant.
Additional famous riders back at Scarborough included Garry Dickinson, three times Gold Cup winner Dean Ashton, Trevor Nation, Steve Tonkin, John Cooper, Mark Phillips and eight times world champion Phil Read MBE.
Modern giants around the mount, Dean Harrison, Ivan Lintin and William Dunlop all took part in the parade lap, as did the most successful rider in Oliver’s Mount history, Ian Lougher, who confirmed at the weekend that he would piloting the MMX 500 Suter at TT 2017.
23 times TT winner John McGuinness was back in action on the 500 Vimto Honda, plus it was great to see Peter Duke son of the legendary Geoff Duke OBE at Scarborough.
It was a truly great spectacle seeing all these famous names all on the grid at the same time at Oliver’s Mount.
This showed the sheer amount of great riders that have competed at England’s only pure road racing circuit, which celebrated last weekend, it’s 70th birthday.
Words by Stevie Rial