Road Racing News

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Dean Ashton

Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup winner in 1993, 1995 and 1996, over 25 times a race winner at Scarborough, Kingston Upon Hull’s Dean Ashton is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News growing in popularity, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Unquestionably one of the foremost ‘Mini TT’ exponents of his generation, his answers to the Scarborough set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Hearing that Barry Sheene was racing at Oliver’s Mount and wanting to see him there, as I was a massive fan! I was to young to get there myself!”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“l loved getting so close to the fans, you could almost reach out and touch them when racing.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“The Esses at the top of the hill, you could cut grass with your knee sliders if you got it right.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“The 50th anniversary meeting, I won the Gold Cup and met my hero Barry Sheene and was with many people I loved.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Barry Sheene and Carl Fogarty, motorcycle gods!”

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

“Any Moto GP bike, that would be amazing.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Demanding”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“David Jefferies, a hard, hard rider and lovely lad.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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