True grit, boundless determination are terms to describe the newest participant in Road Racing News, brand new Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series, Doncaster’s Mark Goodings.
The hugely respected Goodings who’s raced wheel to wheel with the likes of Dean Harrison, John McGuinness and Michael Dunlop at England’s sole roads course, answers to the Scarborough themed questions are as follows:
Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?
“Watching my brother race my dad’s old ZXR 750 Kawasaki and going to the sea front on a night out.”
Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?
“Knowing that it’s England’s only natural road race, makes it a bit special.”
Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?
“The jumps, mega parts quickly get up to 6th gear and keep it pinned over Jefferies jump and get some air.”
Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?
“Probably my win in a 400 race from 2011 against Dan Frear in horrible wet conditions.”
Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?
“Has to be Guy Martin, with how many gold cups he won on the bounce.”
Q6: Is their one machine in particular that you would like to race at Scarborough?
“I’d love ago on John McGuinness 500cc Vimto Honda.”
Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?
Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?
“Gotta have two, 1 James Cowton and 2nd my brother Mick, always been close racing with them two.”
Words by Stevie Rial