Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Martin Harrison

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Martin Harrison

Yesteryear machinery specialist Martin Harrison, who’s Scarborough racing resume includes Barry Sheene Cup success, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News growing in popularity, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Holder of a racing CV which also includes top 20, top 30 finishes at the Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT Races, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“I was 17 and on my LC350 Yamaha, and this was my first time at Scarborough, so got to see some great racing, and some guy called Barry Sheene seemed to be doing ok!”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“For me it’s lining up on the grid after the warm up lap and waiting for the lights to change, just love the start at the Mount.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Venturing down Mount side, lots of hard breaking for the Hairpin, and then on to the Jefferies Jumps.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Winning the Barry Sheene Cup.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Got to be Barry Sheene, a true legend.”

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

“It would have to be a XR69 Suzuki, always a crowd puller.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?


Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“The late great James Cowton.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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