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?
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