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Barry Sheene Classic – Brook Reflects On Latest Scarborough Venture

The epitome of a stalwart of North Yorkshire’s world famous sole roads course, Oliver’s Mount, Northampton’s Russell Brook enjoyed last weekend another pretty productive Scarborough racing venture.

Friday’s competition at the Mount saw YZF R6 Yamaha mounted Brook place a creditable 24th from the Supersport qualifying sessions, which put him into the 600 B races.

2nd on the grid for the opening B class Supersport race stints, the respected ‘Mini TT’ specialist battled his way to successive third place finishes.

Candidly reflecting on this achievement, he stated:

“Conditions on Saturday were good if a little damp in places. Led the first race but a false neutral in Farm Bends at the end of the penultimate lap meant I lost momentum on the exit to finish 3rd. Had another 3rd later that day in the 2nd B final.”

Photo by Mark Sidebottom

Brook who went onto secure respective top 12, top 18 finishes within the third, fourth class A Supersport encounters, added the following:

“Lap times from Saturday meant I moved up to 15th on the grid in the A final for Sunday. Finished 11th in the opening race and 17th in the second.

I learned a lot from moving to the A final that I can build on next month. I also made the top 20 in your fastest laps article, all in all a good weekend.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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