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Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Dan Frear

The long standing 400 class lap record holder at Scarborough, Scunthorpe’s Dan Frear who’s claimed many a famous scalp at North Yorkshire’s ‘Mini TT’, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News growing in popularity, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Twice a third place finisher in the feature race of the prestigious Cock O’The North meeting, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Being about 10 years old, my mum took us for a drive round, remember being baffled at how we were allowed to drive round a race track.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“The whole track is real good fun to ride, also the people are great real enthusiasts.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“The Jumps”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Getting the 400 lap record on Roger Middleton’s bike.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Ryan Farquhar. Came flying past me in a damp, slimy qualifying session, remember thinking jeez!”

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

“A trick RGV 250 Suzuki in the 400 class.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?


Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“I had some great battles with James Cowton on the 400’s.”

Words by Stevie Rial