Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Keith Pringle

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Keith Pringle

Triumphant on multiple occasions on 1000cc machinery at Scarborough, a very creditable fifth within the 2011 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup, ‘Mini TT’ stalwart Keith Pringle is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, growing in popularity Top 8 series.

Hugely respected by his fellow competitors for his ability, pace at England’s sole roads course, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Was in the early 80’s when I used to go down on the back of my dads Triton and Kettle to watch.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“I’d have to say how close the spectators are to the track, sometimes feels like you could touch them.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“From Quarry Hill to Drurys, I always seem to be able to make up loads of time and passes at Esses out and Memorial out.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“I have two, first win in 2009 and 2011 Gold Cup, I was 3rd till last lap and finished 5th behind Michael Dunlop.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Oh too many! So here is 3, Sheene (Barry), Farquhar (Ryan) and Lougher (Ian).

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

“Absolutely the Britten hands down.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?


Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Not that he is exactly a rival as I could never catch him, but Farquhar (Ryan) was the boy round there.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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