Three times a top three finisher at the 2014 Gold Cup meeting, ambitious Horsham racer Don Gilbert is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News, growing in popularity Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.
Gilbert who’s planning to sample for the second time in August, the Manx Grand Prix, answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:
Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?
“Walking to the top of the Mount looking over Scarborough, on a summers evening.”
Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?
“I love the fact that its such a tight course, if your not on top machinery you still have a chance to put some respectable times in.”
Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?
“Favourite section is from Mere Hairpin up through Quarry Hill, all the way to Memorial corner. Is a really nice flowing section and it seems to suit my riding style.”
Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?
“My favourite moments were from the 2014 Gold Cup, had some good results and was good craic.”
Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?
“A bit of a tough one, as there are so many heroic riders that have raced here. David Jefferies, Ian Lougher, Ryan Farquhar, the list is endless.”
Q6: Is there one machine in particular that you would like to race at Scarborough?
“I was lucky enough to race the Exactweld 250 for 2 seasons, in the International Classic GP. I would of loved to put it through its paces round Scarborough, it would be a well suited track for such a responsive and well handling machine.”
Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?
Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?
“I have a really cool picture of me and Bruce Anstey, coming out of the chicane at Scarborough. He’s my all time hero.”
Words by Stevie Rial