71st Gold Cup: Day Two Morning Races Summary

71st Gold Cup: Day Two Morning Races Summary

Another hardy, strong-willed, ultra enthusiastic crowd descended upon Oliver’s Mount, for feature race day of this year’s Scarborough Gold Cup.

Race action commenced at 10:18 AM, with Classic Superbike/Supermono exponents first to take centre stage.

The Dean Harrison/Key Racing Ducati combination proved again tough to beat, as the Bradford racer steadily pulled away from Derek Sheils and Mike Norbury.

Harrison had moved almost three seconds clear before the race was red-flagged, due to an incident involving David Combrinck at Memorial.

The decision was taken to declare a race result, with final finishing positions decided via racer’s positions at lap three’s finalisation.

This meant Scarborough success 109 for Harrison, equalling Ryan Farquhar’s Oliver’s Mount victories tally.

Road Racing News Lightweights race 2 saw Ian Lougher edge a charging Paul Cassidy for outright race honours.

Ultra Lightweight Manx GP victor Cassidy joined the Scarborough winners circle, by finishing best 400cc 4-stroke ahead of Kingston Upon Hull’s Richie Welsh.

Respective CB 500, 125/Moto 3 honours went to Halifax’s Grant Whitaker and Scarborough stalwart Tony Flinton.

Conditions continued to improve all-round for the second six-lap Sidecars encounter, which was claimed in style by Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie.

Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden, Carl Fenwick/Phil Knapton finalised the top three finishers.

Michael Browne held off Gary McCoy for Super Twins race 2 success whilst Kramer powered Shaun Anderson unlocked Oliver’s Mount race winners club membership, following a storming display in the second JMS Group Support race.

Fellow event newcomer Alex Sinclair placed second ahead of the hugely experienced Dave Walsh.

Got to mention as well, the exploits of Chris Ganley, the first racer this century to compete at Scarborough with one arm, securing a top fifteen finish.

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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