Road Racing News

69th Scarborough Gold Cup: Stats/Facts Collection

Steve Henshaw Gold Cup top three finishers Lee Johnston, Dean Harrison, Joe Thompson have incredibly between them now 125 victories at Oliver’s Mount.

Ashcourt Racing’s Johnston the first Northern Irish racer to take the Gold Cup title on multiple occasions has triumphed on 15 occasions whilst good friend Harrison who ended his Supersport race winning streak at Scarborough, British GP2 exponent Thompson take their respective Scarborough wins totals to 94, 16.

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Ian Bell Trophy winners Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie, are now the fourth fastest crew in Sidecar racing history at Scarborough, thanks to a major new personal best lap time of 1 minute 54.225 seconds.

Driver Crawford now has 13 Scarborough wins to his credit whilst passenger Hardie ups his victories total into double figures.

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Rising Oliver’s Mount star Jim Hind claimed no less than six top three finishes plus was one of just six racers to go sub 1 minute 48 seconds.

The others were the aforementioned Lee Johnston, Dean Harrison, Joe Thompson and DC Racing’s Mike Norbury, 2018 Junior Classic TT victor Dominic Herbertson.

Fastest Honda mounted racer from the 69th Gold Cup meeting was VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars, lapping at 1 minute 50.490 seconds.

Lead Suzuki runner in terms of pace was prospective Manx GP competitor Daniel Forbes, lapping at 1 minute 52.601 seconds.

In total 33 competitors secured top 3 finishes through the weekend whilst a total of 11 racers recorded race wins including first time Scarborough victors Lewis Arrowsmith and Brian Clark.

Dutch racing great Wil Hartog remains the last overseas competitor to claim the prestigious Gold Cup trophy, having triumphed 42 years ago in 1978.

Words by Stevie Rial

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