Alistair Haworth reaffirmed his status as arguably pure road racing’s leading exponent of 400 machinery, at the Scarborough Gold Cup.
Piloting the Brookside Garage backed Yamaha, Alistair went into the meeting, optimistic that he had a firm chance of defending his Phil Mellor Trophy title.
The opening Lightweight encounter of the 66th Gold Cup meeting, would see the 2013 Lightweight Manx GP winner, finish in second place, as he lead the 400 challenge in front of fellow FZR 400 Yamaha mounted rider, Paul Gartland.
Leg two of the Lightweight races, would provide Alistair with a third place finish, which meant overall he finished second in the Phil Mellor Trophy standings.
Although he had not retained the highly coveted trophy, the highly accomplished Scarborough competitor, had showed once again his proven prowess on 400 machinery.
Looking towards 2017 Alistair is planning to return to the mount, for the vast majority of meetings, as he aims for more first class results, at England’s only pure road racing circuit.
Words by Stevie Rial