Road Racing News

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Neil Bell

Third within the opening Solo B race of the 2017 Gold Cup meeting, County Durham’s Neil Bell who has outpaced many a famous name at England’s only closed roads course, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News growing in popularity, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Hoping to return to North Yorkshire shores in 2020, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Got taken to my first oliver’s Mount meeting with my dad as a young kid and from then I was hooked on racing and wanted one day to be on the grid.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“It’s a dream come true to compete at Oliver’s Mount.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Has to be Jefferies Jumps.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Securing a 3rd place finish at the Gold Cup meeting.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Daley Mathison, close friend and helped me a lot through racing, nice lead and sadly missed.”

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

“Hmm, tough one! But the new Norton!”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“The best meeting in England.”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Don’t really have one but I’d say Paul Marley. We have had some close racing through our racing days.

Words by Stevie Rial