Road Racing News

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: John McGuinness

1999 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup winner, 23 times TT winner, seven times Senior TT winner, the International roads legend that is John McGuinness is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, growing in popularity Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Additionally alongside the aforementioned feats a Daytona 200, Macau Grand Prix, British 250 Championship winner, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Nearly getting escorted off the premises by Peter Hillaby, cause he said my truck was to big and I wasn’t allowed to park in the paddock.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“Probably the camaraderie in the paddock I would say, always a bit of a different atmosphere in the paddock here.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Probably the Jumps, Jefferies Jumps.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Winning the Gold Cup, twenty 20 years ago in 99 beating DJ (David Jefferies).”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Probably Barry Sheene.”

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

“You know what my 250 was the best bike I’ve ridden around here, my 1999 250, still got the lap record on that.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Scary”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“David Jefferies or Ryan Farquhar.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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