Road Racing News

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Marcel Zuurbier

Third within the IRRC Supersport series of 2013, a Super Twins class winner at Oss, leading Dutch roads talent Marcel Zuurbier is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, growing in popularity Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Zuurbier who has competed at the prestigious Gold Cup meeting, answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“2011 Gold Cup, my first visit to Oliver’s Mount. Freezing cold, a lot of rain, crashed in the hairpin but really proud to share the grid with many top road racers that I only knew from the online race reports.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“The great atmosphere and the warm welcome that everyone gives us.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Jefferies Jump! We don’t have this in Europe.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Have enjoyed every lap, all best moments.”

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Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Must be Dean Harrison. He passes me in qualification, his speed was so impressive! Nice to see how he has grown in the sport.”

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

“My own build Kawasaki Z650 Kawasaki Super Twin! Unfortunately I cannot take part in the races at Oliver’s Mount because of some problems with International licenses. I really hope I can come back in the future and try this bike at this track.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?


Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Gary Graves, for sure! A nice guy that helped me learning the track.”

Words by Stevie Rial