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Multi Manx GP Podium Finisher Akroyd To Make Scarborough Racing Debut

One of the most notable newcomers to competition next week around the tight, twisty, iconic roads course that is Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, will be multi Manx GP podium finisher, 18th place finisher in last month’s Dunlop Senior TT, Joe Akroyd.

Seventh in last week’s Southern 100 Solo Championship encounter, Akroyd who’s lapped the illustrious Mountain Course at in excess of the 124 mph lap mark, is set to pilot at Scarborough his own teams, trusty GSX-R 600 Suzuki steed.

Additionally he’s set for competitive action aboard a Loctite Yamaha replica, OW01 Yamaha mount, similar to which he’ll compete on at the Classic TT Races.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Given his proven pace, race craft at the TT, Manx GP and Southern 100, it wouldn’t at all be surprising to see the determined, affable Akroyd make a striking ‘Mini TT’ debut at the two day Barry Sheene Classic meeting.

Reminder the meet which marks the beginning of a new era for Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, takes place in just under ten days time from the 27th-28th of July.

Words by Stevie Rial

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