Road Racing News

On This Day In History: 21st April

Today’s on this day in history re-caps the 2013 Spring Cup meeting at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

The one day event which kicked off the 2013 UK roads season, saw existing circuit lap record holder Guy Martin reign supreme on the Tyco Suzuki’s.

Dean Harrison aboard the Ian Bell Motorcycles YZF R6 Yamaha, led the challenge to Martin in the Supersport races whilst the lead opposition to the eight times Gold Cup winner within the sole Ian Watson Spring Cup race, was provided by Team Hotties Thermal Packs Racing’s Michael Pearson.

KMR Kawasaki’s new look machinery stable sporting title support from Vauxhall, showed well at Scarborough with Jamie Hamilton collecting three race victories including back to back Super Twin class successes.

Chris Palmer proved peerless in the Ultra Lightweight 125 races whilst Alistair Haworth, Bob Farrington shared the 400cc spoils.

Remaining winners from the 2013 Spring Cup meet were Davy Morgan (250 Race 1), Derek Clark (250 Race 2), Keith Pringle (Solo Non Qualifiers) and the much missed Ian Bell who alongside son Carl Bell kept at bay the attentions of Dave Molyneux/Patrick Farrance and Conrad Harrison/Lee Patterson.

High profile Scarborough debutants back in April of 2013 included Connor Behan, future TT Races exponent Olaf Romijn and 2016 Senior Manx GP winner Tom Weeden.

Words by Stevie Rial

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