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Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Nick Anderson

17th within the Bennetts Lightweight race of TT 2018, a top three finisher in the 2014 Newcomers B Manx GP encounter, Scarborough’s Nick Anderson is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News growing in popularity, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

A race winner, multiple top three finisher at his world famous local race circuit, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“First memory of Oliver’s Mount was when I was about four years old, I can’t picture fully who was going around the first time I went there, it will have been in 1994 and I’ve been going there ever since with my dad.

I do picture Jefferies (David) in the late 90’s wheeling over Jefferies Jumps, that was probably the first rider I actually picked out that I recognised but first few years it was just bikes going around as a kid.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“Finishing at the chequered flag! Because I find it so physical racing around there, it’s the hardest track for me to ride around and I’m always struggling physically to race there, so getting the race finished in one piece is what makes me most happiest.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Probably the run from Mountside to the finish over the jumps, just cause it’s more flowing. I don’t like the stop start stuff especially when you don’t know if someones going to wipe you out into one of those hairpins.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“When I won, I beat Paul Owen on his 250 on my 400 and Lougher (Ian) was in that race as well, so when I won out right.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“I don’t have an all time hero, it would have to be someone that I was watching when I was growing up, maybe Farquhar (Ryan) cause he was always up there from 2000 on-wards.”

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

“Especially now I’ve smashed my shoulder up and it’s going to take a couple of years recovering I think, a 250 Grand Prix bike, something I could actually handle around there with my new weak shoulder. I’m parading one at the Gold Cup so see how that goes.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Twisty, it’s the only way you can put it.”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“I can’t think of one but any rider who puts their own money into it and pays to enter and turns up regardless, piling money into it, that sort of a rider.”

Words by Stevie Rial