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Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Geoffrey Lunn

Eighth, fifth within the Supersport B races of July’s Barry Sheene Classic, ambitious next generation ‘Mini TT’ exponent Geoffrey Lunn is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News acclaimed, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Lunn who is hoping to sample next year various Irish roads events, answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Hard to say really I’ve watched it since before I can remember. The first one that jumps to mind is Daley Mathison sliding the bike into Mere hairpin in the pelting down rain a few years ago, remember thinking I’d live to have a go at that.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“The whole event really I love the lot of it. If I had to choose something it would be the race start when you’re alongside like minded people all rushing for the first corner, it’s a mega rush.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“It’s got to be Jefferies Jumps I’ve only got it right over there a few times without rolling off the throttle but when you hit it flat out in 5th the bike goes light underneath you, then you land and carry on it’s a mega rush and under your lid your grinning like a Cheshire cat.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Completing my first race there in tricky conditions, since I can remember I’ve always thought if I could go there and get around I’d be over the moon, so to achieve such a big personal thing that’s got to be my stand out moment.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Got to be Guy Martin, he was the man that was winning when I was watching wishing I could do it.”

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

“I’d Love a go on a modern day 1000cc around there. A 600 cc is fun so wresting a 1000 would be mind blowing, just got to hope the ACU will allow them to run it again with that class then hope my mate’s Huw & Dot Hughes will let me borrow their bike then!”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Fan-Bloody-Tastic!”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Anyone that’s got the bottle to throw their leg over the bike and have a go there, doesn’t matter if you come first or last. Whoever’s getting around and finishing deserves massive respect.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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