66th Scarborough Gold Cup Preview – Part 7 – Ultra Lightweight/Classic FII Races

66th Scarborough Gold Cup Preview – Part 7 – Ultra Lightweight/Classic FII Races

A lot of attention in the Stu Reed Ultra Lightweight/Classic FII races at the 66th Scarborough Gold Cup, will focus upon William Dunlop.

Making a return to competition on 125 machinery, the Irish road race Supersport champion, is all set to compete on Justin Waring’s RS 125 Honda.

One of the all time greats on two stroke machinery on the roads, he will start for many the favourite for race wins this weekend.

Rising star at Oliver’s Mount, Joe Thompson leads the Repli-Cast UK Racing challenge, as he pilots a high spec Moto 3 Honda.

Winner of both modern Lightweight races at the Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki, he’s going into the Gold Cup, confident of race winning challenges.


The most successful rider in Oliver’s Mount history, Ian Lougher will without a doubt, be a prime contender for victories.

A holder of multiple momentous feats at the mount, it’s been another productive roads season for the Welshman, who recently finished runner up in the Lightweight Classic TT.


Scarborough regular Justin Waring has the pace to be in contention for top three finishes, don’t discount either Ian Stanford from challenging for stand out results.

One of the most high profile newcomers at this year’s Gold Cup meeting is Gary Dunlop.

Son of the legendary Joey Dunlop OBE, Gary has impressed many in his maiden season on the roads.

Looking forward to competing for the first time at Scarborough, his entry adds a touch of additional quality to the Ultra Lightweight field.


Photo by Rod Neill

Anticipated leading Formula II challenger, is Phil Stead who competes on a TZ 250 Yamaha.

125 machines have proved a constant favourite over the years at Oliver’s Mount, with the little mounts proving amongst the most ideal steads for the iconic tight and twisty road race circuit.

Two first Ultra Lightweight encounters are in prospect this weekend, as golden competition is guaranteed as Oliver’s Mount, which celebrates 70 years of pure road racing action.

Words by Stevie Rial

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