Road Racing News

Gold Cup Venture Beckons For Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams

Rising Manx GP force Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams is all set for a new challenge next weekend, as he embarks upon a maiden venture into competition at Oliver’s Mount’s premier meeting, the Scarborough Gold Cup.

Last June’s Cock O’The North Road Races at England’s only real roads venue, saw the Welshman secure series of highly respectable results which included sixth and seventh place finishes in the Junior B races.

Going into the 67th Scarborough Gold Cup in good form, following impressive performances at the Manx Grand Prix, his second two week Mountain Course campaign caught the eye of event aficionados in abundance.

Photo by Jim Gibson

Main highlights included an excellent seventh in the Manx GP Supporters Club Lightweight encounter, plus a new personal best lap speed of 117.348 mph on his way to finishing a solid 19th within the blue riband Senior race.

Now regarded amongst Wales foremost pure roads exponents, ‘Potchy’ is definitely capable of chalking up a string of top class results next week at Scarborough.

Words by Stevie Rial

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