Road Racing News Barry Sheene Classic preview series about the first UK roads event of the 2020’s, focuses today upon the nimble, great handling Super Twin machines.
Almost victorious within last year’s Bennetts Lightweight TT, Hebden Bridge’s Jamie Coward is most definitely a strong contender for 650cc victories next week.
For many enjoying in 2019 the best season of his roads career to date, the fast talking, highly rated Yorkshireman has impressed and some in recent years, in particular on Twin machinery.
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Set to pilot next weekend the KTS Racing Kawasaki, he’s one of a host of competitors to select ‘Team Green’ machinery for the Super Twin races.
Additional racers ER6 Kawasaki mounted include Cowton Racing’s Dominic Herbertson, Brad Vicars, 2018 Newcomers B Manx GP winner Michael Rees, Keith Pringle, Julian Tillotson and Mark Purslow.
Paton’s challenge is led by none other than the most winning racer in Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough history, Ian Lougher.
Welsh roads legend Lougher latest Scarborough venture sees him pilot the ultra-competitive Team ILR/Mark Coverdale S1-R Paton.
Although now considered a racing veteran, underestimate the 10 times TT winner at your peril, he proved at last September’s Gold Cup that he still has the hunger, desire, determination to enhance an already incredible racing CV.
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Suzuki’s SV650 range enjoys representation from racing returnee, out of retirement Rodger Wibberley (Team York Suzuki), next gen roads talent Max Dixon, rostrum finisher at the season opening Thundersport GB round at Donington Park, Roddy Taylor.
Further depth to the 29 strong entry list is provided by paddock favourite Dave Hewson, who brings the famous CF Moto name to Scarborough plus a host of hungry, ambitious newcomers, which include:
The highly rated James Hind (Team ILR/Mark Coverdale Paton), Cookstown 100 winner Ben Plant and reigning Newcomers B Manx GP victor Mark Kirkby.
All that’s left to say is roll on next Saturday, Sunday’s race action, as competitors battle it out for 650cc Super Twin victory spoils at the unique, fabled, illustrious, iconic road race circuit that is Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.
Words by Stevie Rial