Three racers with differing degrees of roads craft experience, have recently revealed their intention to participate in the upcoming Steve Henshaw Gold Cup.
Fourth in last month’s RST Classic Superbike Manx Grand Prix, Waterford’s Brian McCormack brings with him a highly decorated short circuits/road racing CV.
Dunlop Masters Superbike Champion in 2012, a former Irish Superbike Champion, Open race winner last year at Faugheen, McCormack has additionally shone at the TT Races, banking 11 top fifteen finishes, lapping the fabled, mythical Mountain Course at close to the 129-mph lap-mark.
For his maiden Scarborough racing tilt, he’s set to pilot one of Greenall Racing’s first-rate Classic SBK Kawasaki’s and the Global Robots/PHR Performance sponsored RS 660 Aprilia.
Joining McCormack as Oliver’s Mount newcomers this month are Ty Jones and William Grant.
Welshman Jones, three times a race winner at July’s Aberdare Park Road Races, pilots 600 Honda machinery for Trevor Harbinson’s TH Racing squad.
In contrast to Jones, Scarborough’s William Grant has no prior real roads experience but is most certainly race, bike fit, given his recent British Junior Supersport Championship outings.
Grant’s machine of choice for his first taste of pure road racing, is Ninja 400 Kawasaki tackle.
Speaking via Facebook about entering the Gold Cup, the Allspeeds Motorcycles & Classic Scooters supported rider stated:
“I’m absolutely buzzing to be racing at the Gold Cup on the 23rd-24th of September.
Before I even started racing, my dream was to race at the Mount. Watching my dad race round there from as young as I can remember.
As someone who was born and bred in Scarborough (The Jewel in Gods own County) the Mount holds a very special place in my heart.”
Quotes via William Grant Facebook page
Photo credit: Nick Wheeler
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