Multi Manx GP podium finisher Joe Akroyd, two stroke racing great Phil Harvey are amongst the latest racers to confirm their intention to compete at the eagerly anticipated, 68th Scarborough Gold Cup.
Both accomplished, extremely talented roads competitors, Akroyd and Harvey have extremely differing levels of experience in relation to competitive action at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.
For Knaresborough’s Akroyd, lead Scarborough newcomer at July’s Barry Sheene Classic, the Gold Cup will mark just his second racing tenure at North Yorkshire’s ‘Mini TT’.
In contrast fellow Yorkshireman Harvey who’s set to pilot his trusty RS 250 Honda, goes into this year’s Gold Cup with Scarborough racing experience and some behind him.
Both capable of collecting top draw finishes a plenty next week, you can apply the same notion to the likes of David ‘Action’ Jackson, Justin Collins and the versatile Pete Boast who like Akroyd, Goole’s Harvey have confirmed plans to sample what’s set to be a memorable two day Gold Cup meeting.
Reminder the 68th Scarborough Gold Cup, takes place next week from the 28th-29th of September.
Words by Stevie Rial