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69th Scarborough Gold Cup: Fastest Forty Solo Competitors

Good conditions all round, intense competition, great racing always gives chances for racers to set huge new personal best lap times.

This was very much the case at the 69th Scarborough Gold Cup, as Supersport pace around Oliver’s Mount went to an other worldly level.

As you’ll already widely noticed the two quickest solo racers from the weekend’s action were Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston and returning to the RC Express Racing (Dafabet Devitt Racing) set-up, Dean Harrison.

Johnston, Harrison in the feature, blue riband Steve Henshaw Gold Cup race, blitzed between them the existing Supersport lap record on no less than 13 occasions!

It’s Bradford’s Harrison who adds the Supersport lap record to his already impeccable racing CV, via the previously reported incredible lap time of 1 minute 44.842 seconds.

Steve Henshaw Gold Cup winner Johnston almost joined him in going sub 1 minute 45 seconds, registering a huge new PB lap time of 1 minute 45.017 seconds.

Dominic Herbertson (1.47.342) who endured a pretty challenging final day of racing at Scarborough, places overall third quickest over the weekend – lap time mentioned near racers name.

A further three racers dipped below the 1 minute 48 seconds mark, Gold Cup rostrum finisher Joe Thompson (1.47.555), Jim Hind (1.47.839) and DC Racing’s Mike Norbury (1.47.867).

Finalising the fastest competitors from a record breaking Gold Cup meeting were Joe Akroyd (1.49.344) who we wish a very speedy recovery, new Super Twins lap record holder Jamie Coward (1.49.468), Rob Hodson (1.50.020) and Tom Weeden (1.50.390).

The overall forty fastest solo competitors from the 69th Scarborough Gold Cup, reads as follows:

1 Dean Harrison 1.44.842
2 Lee Johnston 1.45.017
3 Dominic Herbertson 1.47.342
4 Joe Thompson 1.47.555
5 Jim Hind 1.47.839
6 Mike Norbury 1.47.867
7 Joe Akroyd 1.49.344
8 Jamie Coward 1.49.468
9 Rob Hodson 1.50.020
10 Tom Weeden 1.50.390
11 Brad Vicars 1.50.497
12 Steven Procter 1.51.878
13 Don Gilbert 1.52.076
14 Ian Lougher 1.52.101
15 Dave Bell 1.52.102
16 Steven Haddow 1.52.249
17 Aran Sadler 1.52.320
18 Daniel Forbes 1.52.601
19 Callum Ward 1.52.653
20 Sam Johnson 1.53.025
21 Tom Robinson 1.53.359
22 Mark Goodings 1.53.847
23 Michael Rees 1.54.190
24 Russell Brook 1.54.243
25 Dan Booth 1.54.432
26 Julian Tillotson 1.54.663
27 Keith Pringle 1.54.666
28 Rad Hughes 1.55.259
29 Dave Hewson 1.55.271
30 Adrian Harrison 1.55.596
31 Lewis Arrowsmith 1.55.752
32 Gaz Evans 1.55.853
33 Mark Jackson 1.55.972
34 Barry Furber 1.56.119
35 Kevin Barsby 1.56.474
36 Martin Morris 1.56.532
37 Paul Marley 1.56.587
38 Alun Brooks 1.56.963
39 Craig Howton 1.57.266
40 Andy Sailor 1.57.311

Words by Stevie Rial

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