Road Racing News

Barry Sheene Classic Preview – Part 1 – Two Stroke Races

Light at the end of the tunnel! Pure road racing UK style is set to return in enterprising, top draw fashion in just over a weeks time at the three day Barry Sheene Classic.

Road Racing News pre-event previews about the first UK roads event of the 2020’s, begins with a focus upon the great sounding, well loved two strokes:

100’s, 100’s, 100’s of 1000’s of pure road racing fans worldwide love two stroke machinery. They epitomise the vast history of road racing in particular at Oliver’s Mount.

For next weeks competition at Scarborough, there’s a diverse, quality two stroke class B entry which includes Welsh roads favourite, TZ 250 Yamaha specialist Rhys Hardisty.

Hardisty who made a victorious return to Scarborough at last year’s Barry Sheene Classic, has proven on various occasions his midas touch on 250 steeds.

Aside from the Peoples Bike Team’s Hardisty added ones to watch will include podcast star, 2018 Junior Classic TT winner Dominic Herbertson, who competes on an RS 250 Honda.

Phil ‘Steady’ Stead (additionally entered within the two stroke Class A races), great racing all rounder Pete Boast are also certain to contend for top draw finishes whilst additional confirmed entrants include Ian Stanford, Tony Flinton, Whitby’s Justin Waring and 2019 Newcomers C Manx GP winner Andrew Jackson.

Lots of focus will also be on two high profile Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough newcomers Chris Moore and Dennis Trollope Racing supported James Hind.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Hind for many the star of last August’s Manx Grand Prix, kicked his 2020 racing campaign off in style at the Thundersport GB Donington Park meeting, securing four podium finishes.

Prodigiously talented, it’s going to be intriguing to see how quickly he adapts with the tight, twisty, flowing in parts Oliver’s Mount course.

This is just a taster of what to look forward to at the Mount next week, part two of Road Racing News Barry Sheene Classic previews will focus upon the premier Supersport class.

Words by Stevie Rial

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