Like countless individuals involved in the pure roads scene, I was delighted to read the Barry Sheene Classic update provided by Oliver’s Mount Racing organisers on social media platforms this morning.
The candid update reads as follows:
“We’re less than two weeks away from racing action, the first road race of the year. The grids are now full, we’re putting the final touches to our star-studded line up, and we’re about to start work, converting the public road into a racetrack.
We’ve spoken to all the governing bodies, we’ve got the green light to go ahead with the agreed spectator limits, with pre-booked tickets only.
Tickets are still available at, Duke Video Oliver’s Mount tickets. The long-range weather forecast looks good. Who’s ready for three days of action-packed road racing?” End of update from Oliver’s Mount Racing.
The main aspects I took from the words stated were the terms green light and full grids.
Green light wise, it’s all looking good for the three days of competitive action at England’s only closed roads venue, with competition commencing on the 14th of August.
Full grids wise, there’s set to be a top draw entry for all classes, Classic machinery, Super Twins, Supersport, Ultra Lightweight.
Racers most recently to confirm their intention to take in the first UK roads meeting of 2020, include Martin Ingham, Neil Lloyd, Alister Chadwick, Mike Bates, Craig Robertson and ‘Tommy Club’ Manx GP member Dan Ingham, who’s machinery line up includes McKinstry Racing’s ER6 Kawasaki.
Words by Stevie Rial