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68th Scarborough Gold Cup: Day 2 Wrap Up

Supersport B Race 2:

Leeds Daniel Forbes added his name to the Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough winners list after mastering treacherous wet conditions to secure Supersport B Race 2 victory.

Forbes who impressed at July’s Southern 100, race winning margin stood at an impressive 5.633 seconds over lead challenger Driffield’s Dan Harrison.

Class pole sitter Andrew Fisher finalised the top three finishers, whilst finishers 4th-8th Supersport C Race 1 victor Justin Collins, Alun Brooks, Keith Pringle, 2018 Newcomers B Manx GP winner Michael Rees and Toby Shann all enjoyed productive race stints.

125/Moto 3/400 Race 2:

Next gen Welsh roads exponent Mark Purslow became the latest racer to add a race victory at Oliver’s Mount, to his racing CV, following a dominant performance within the reduced in distance second 125/Moto 3/400 race.

2015 Lightweight Manx GP winner Purslow, piloting Michael Cond’s 400 Kawasaki mount, pace this afternoon was so potent, proficient that he went onto emerge victorious by plus 23 seconds!

Tommy Club member Dan Ingham placed second whilst Falcon Road Racing’s Andrew Jackson led the 125/Moto 3 challenge in finishing an excellent third.

Yesterday’s class victor Phil Harvey finished fourth, remaining finishers were Rad Hughes, Whitby’s Justin Waring, Adrian Skaife, David Glover, John Cliffe and Swedish event debutant Anders Richnau.

Sidecars Race 2:

Although only four outfits took part in the second Sidecar race of the 68th Scarborough Gold Cup, the racing was still of a high quality as Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie and John Lowther/Tom Christie battled it out for three wheeling honours.

Come the conclusion of the four lap race, it was Team A.R.C’s Crawford/Hardie who just had enough guile, pace, tenacious race craft to edge out Lowther/Christie for race spoils by just under eight tenths of a second.

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Greg Lambert/Julie Canipa placed third whilst the fourth and final finishers were last minute Gold Cup entrants Michael Kirkup/Arlo Brown.

Sidecars Race 3:

The third and final Sidecar race of this year’s Gold Cup meeting, would see Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie reign supreme.

Crawford/Hardie who have established themselves as persistent front runners at England’s sole closed roads course, in contrast to the previous three wheeling encounter, enjoyed a much healthier winning margin of plus five seconds, finishing 5.235 seconds clear of Honda powered John Lowther/Tom Christie.

Crawford/Hardie’s success not only doubled their wins tally for the 68th Scarborough Gold Cup, it also allowed them to capture the coveted, new look Ian Bell trophy, which was presented to them by Ian’s son Carl Bell.

Just one further crew completed the six lap encounter, Michael Kirkup/Arlo Brown who as aforementioned were late, very late event entrants.

Supersport C Race 2:

Another first time Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough victor was crowned following the second Supersport C race, as County Durham’s Richard Telford joined the Gold Cup winners circle.

Competing under his own teams banner, YZF R6 Yamaha mounted Telford who finished third in Saturday’s Supersport C race, proved untouchable this afternoon emerging victorious by and you read this right, 29.267 seconds!

Rounding out the top three finishers behind Telford were the evenly matched duo of Preston’s Lewis Arrowsmith and Kent’s Ian Stanford.

Others to finish the six lap race stint were Aaron Mellish, Andrew Castle, Royal Navy Royal Marines Road Race Team’s Brian Fuidge and Ambler Engine Developments backed James Rothery.

Classic Superbike Race 2:

Graham Turnbull Racing’s Dave Bell reigning supreme in today’s five lap Classic Superbike sprint, showcasing again his undoubted capabilities around the iconic, world famous road race circuit that is Oliver’s Mount.

Bell who’s racing CV includes excellent finishes at the TT, Manx Grand Prix, Classic TT, Spa Francorchamps, race winning margin today over lead chaser Bishop Castle’s Barry Furber, stood at a modest 5.388 seconds.

Completing the top three finishers alongside County Durham’s Bell, former Newcomers B Manx GP rostrum finisher Furber was flat track racing supremo Pete Boast.

Remaining race finishers were Whitby’s Kristian Didelot, Mistral Racing’s Mike Bampton, North Shields David Suddes and father of ‘Tommy Club’ member Dan Ingham, Martin Ingham.

Super Twins Race 2:

The final race action at the 68th Scarborough Gold Cup which involved the nimble, popular Super Twin, standard 650cc machines, saw Ian Lougher further consolidate his position as the most successful racer in Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough history.

Lougher in action aboard the great sounding, immaculate Team ILR with Mark Coverdale S1-R Paton, mix of proven race craft in mixed conditions at the ‘Mount’ allied to the potency of his Paton steed, proved too much for his fellow opposition, with the Welsh roads great taking the class spoils by plus five seconds.

VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars ended his latest Gold Cup tenure in style by finishing a great second, whilst third place finisher Dominic Herbertson also ended his UK road racing voyage for 2019 in productive fashion.

125/Moto 3/400 Race 2 victor Mark Purslow finished fourth, lead newcomer Roddy Taylor took fifth as fellow newcomer, Newcomers A Manx GP podium finisher Alun Brooks finalised the first six finishers.

Remaining race finishers were are as follows: Keith Pringle (7th), Hayden Rushton (8th), Andrew Castle (9th), Michael Hand (10th), David Jones (11th) and James Rothery (12th).

Words by Stevie Rial

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