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Gary Graves To Make Pure Road Racing Return At The Spring Cup

Gary Graves is all set to return to pure road racing competition at the Spring Cup National Road Races, at Oliver’s Mount.

A winner at the Cookstown 100 and Aberdare Park Road Races, another high point of Gary’s pure road racing career to date, was highly creditable eleventh place finish in the 2012 Steve Henshaw international gold cup.

Returning to the mount for the first time since the 2014 gold cup meeting, he’s set to pilot Track Bike Hire backed YZF R6 Yamaha for the spring cup.

Track Bike Hire ran by his good friend and former fellow racer Jason Jumps, have been sponsoring Gary for many years.

Alongside the spring cup, he’s set to take in all remaining Oliver’s Mount meeting’s, the Cock Of The North Road Races, Barry Sheene Road Race Festival Powered By Suzuki and the 70th Scarborough Gold Cup.

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Photo courtesy of Gary Graves

Plus potentially Gary could be taking in selected Irish road race meeting’s, another possibility is making a return to the Southern 100, and possibly the Mountain Course for the 2016 Manx Grand Prix.

Gary’s son Owen Graves is set to upgrade soon to a national licence, Owen is planning to this year make his roads debut at Oliver’s Mount at the Barry Sheene Road Race Festival Powered By Suzuki.

It’s great to see one of East Yorkshire’s most prominent pure road racers of the last ten years, Gary Graves back on the roads in 2016.

In 11 days time Gary will be back competing between the hedges, at the Spring Cup National Road Races, which is set to see world class road racing a plenty around the world famous Oliver’s Mount.

Words by Stevie Rial

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