Epitomising the term ‘Oliver’s Mount Specialist’, the affable Brian Greenfield who has battled against a who’s who of International road racing in the modern era at Scarborough, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, brand new Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.
Tenth within the 2016 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup, his answers to the Scarborough themed questions are as follows:
Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?
“Going on holiday to Scotland on my bike & stopping for lunch at the cafe & doing a few laps afterwards aged 24.”
Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?
“Being in the paddock all closely packed in & it feeling more like racing used to be back in the 80’s.”
Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?
“Going up Quarry Hill into Grants, made some good passes there on the first lap.”
Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?
“Racing against the best in the world of road racing, passing Bruce Anstey & John McGuinness.”
Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?
“Ryan Farquhar, watching him winning and jumping from bike to bike in different classes, and going onto win the next one.”
Q6: Is their one machine in particular that you would like to race at Scarborough?
“Oh yes my MZ Supermono that I raced in the British championship, I think that would be the perfect bike.”
Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?
“Spectacular, for riders and spectators.”
Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?
“I respect everyone who races at the mount, so many names come to mind but if I have to choose one I’ve had so many battles with, it’s Dave Hewson.”
Words by Stevie Rial