Road Racing News

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Gary Graves

Eleventh, tenth respectively within the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup’s of 2012 and 2013, leading East Yorkshire roads competitor Gary Graves is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, growing in popularity Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Holder of a roads CV which also includes participation at the TT Races in 2012, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Going with my dad to watch Barry Sheene when I was 9 years old, and remembering all the smoke on the start line.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“Racing in front of a lot of people who are close to the action, and you can see the look on their faces.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“I really like Jefferies jumps but I think my favourite is Mere Hairpin, especially on the first lap.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Me and my son Owen racing very close on the CB500 Honda’s.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Dean Ashton”

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

“A very competitive 600 or 1000 would be nice or definitely any two stroke.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Entertaining”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Mark Goodings”

Words by Stevie Rial

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