Road Racing News

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Michael Hand

Holder of a Scarborough racing CV which includes Fifth, fourth place finishes within the Barry Sheene Trophy encounters from 2016, Caistor’s Michael Hand is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News growing in popularity, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

16th in last year’s RST Superbike Classic TT, his answers to the Scarborough themed series of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Going with my mates on my 350 LC Yamaha to watch the racing in the early 80’s.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“The challenge of racing on such a narrow circuit.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Driving out the Esses as hard as you can onto the back straight.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Qualifying for the (A) races in the 600’s category.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“David Jefferies”

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

“A well sorted Yamaha TZ.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Unique”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Guy Martin”

Words by Stevie Rial

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