Road Racing News

Mountford To Make Roads Comeback At Gold Cup

Almost four years since announcing his retirement from road racing action, Wigan’s Russ Mountford will make a return this month to the roads scene, sampling the hugely anticipated 68th Scarborough Gold Cup.

Mountford who last competed at Oliver’s Mount in 2014, return to Scarborough shores sees him join forces again with the respected Team York Suzuki outfit, who are providing ‘Monty’ with the same Suzuki steed that he took to a fine third place finish in the Superbike Classic TT encounter from 2014.

The former TT Privateers Championship runner-up will also pilot at the Gold Cup, his own teams York Suzuki Center, Motul and Pipewerx Exhaust supported 675 Triumph.

Although it’s been just over five years since he last raced around the tight, twisty, illustrious Scarborough course, the amiable, popular Mountford is quietly confident that he give a good account of himself this month, as he competes against a selection of the world’s current leading International Road Racers.

At a glance his impressive road racing CV alongside the aforementioned Superbike Classic TT podium finish, also includes top five finishes at the TT and Ulster Grand Prix, podium finishes at the Southern 100 and a rostrum finish from the 2007 Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix.

I’m sure many making the trip to Scarborough for the Gold Cup will wish Russ well for his road racing comeback, as he takes his first steps back into a form of motorsport, that is in my opinion more exciting, exhilarating, thrilling, captivating that any other worldwide.

Words by Stevie Rial