Road Racing News

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Callum Laidlaw

Another accomplished, extremely proficient exponent of North Yorkshire’s ‘Mini TT’, Callum ‘Skoot’ Laidlaw is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, growing in popularity Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Man of The meeting award winner from the 2013 Spring Cup National Road Races, his answers to the Scarborough themed series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Think I was 16 was with my boss and a few of his mates. Remember Guy Martin sliding the AIM Yamaha all the way past start finish, thought that was class!! Also night life in town was good!”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“The atmosphere with the crowd, you could pick out people cheering you on, was a good feeling.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Probably the left-right at the top of the hill, don’t know the names!”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“There’s been a lot, used to love racing there. Probably man of the meeting award at the Spring Cup in 2013, or top 6 finish in the big Gold Cup race, which was cool too.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“For me personally David Jefferies, I’m a big fan of him.”

Q6: Is there one machine in particular that you would like to race at Scarborough?

“Honda RC30”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?


Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Tough one respect them all really. I’d say Lee Vernon and Jamie Coward, great mates off the track but on it they meant business, I like that.”

Words by Stevie Rial