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Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Dean Harrison

2015, 2016 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup winner, 78 times a race winner at Scarborough, the outright lap record holder at England’s only real roads circuit, the modern day International roads great that is Dean Harrison is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News growing in popularity, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Five times Cock O’The North feature race winner, 2017 Bob Smith Spring Cup victor, the Bradford rider who claimed in June Dunlop Senior TT honours, answers to the series of Scarborough themed questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“First memory would be as a child watching people come into Mere Hairpin.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“Racing into turn one up the hill.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Going into turn one up the hill through the Esses.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Winning the Gold Cup.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“There’s quite a few to be honest, I used to watch DJ (David Jefferies) race around here, used to watch Fogarty (Carl) here, watched them all here.”

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

“Yep I’ll be riding an RS 125 today, in a parade, I’ve never ridden one before, so I’m looking forward to having a go on that.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?


Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“There’s not just one, over the years there’s been loads, Guy (Martin), John (McGuinness), Ivan (Lintin), Cowton (James), loads of good battles around here.”

Words by Stevie Rial