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Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Christian Slater

A top 15 finisher within the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup of 2013, 35th within the 2014 Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, Scarborough racing stalwart Christian ‘Bomber’ Slater is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, growing in popularity Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Looking forward to venturing back this month to the ‘Mount’, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“A good friend of mine Martin Smith used to race there years ago and always used to talk about the place, so we took a trip up there in 2011 to check it out and as soon as I got there I was like WOW!!! I need some of this action in my life, and started there in 2012.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“It’s just a magical place to race, tight, twisty and good close racing. I’ve had some mega battles with fellow racers and you just can’t get any better than that!!”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Favourite section for me would be the cafe for pie and peas!! Only joking, probably the climb up the hill to the top, changing direction then to the left right and it’s all at a bit of speed which is exhilarating.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Probably my first time there and made it into the Cock O’The North main race, unfortunately I lost a good friend that afternoon and it was his first time there also, so from such a high to a real low was an experience I don’t ever want to go through again, Gone but never forgotten Steven Hix.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“David Jefferies”

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

“Any Moto GP bike would be nice but I’d have ago on one of them anywhere to be honest.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?


Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Stephen Degnan, I’ve known Degsy for many years and whoop him everywhere but at Oliver’s Mount, he’s a sly old fox around this place but I’ll get him one day!!!”

Words by Stevie Rial