Amongst those to recently state their intention to tackle the upcoming three day Scarborough Gold Cup, include 2015 Lightweight Manx GP winner Mark Purslow.
Welsh roads talent Purslow who impressed on yesteryear machinery at the Barry Sheene Classic, Gold Cup plans focus upon Super Twin, 400 steed based competition.
Event on event improving his pace, stature around the tight, twisty 2.43 miles long Oliver’s Mount circuit, he’s not to be underestimated at this month’s Gold Cup meet.
The same notion applies to British GP2 Supersport exponent Joe Thompson. Four times a top three finisher at last weekend’s NG Road Racing Cadwell Park event, ‘Joey Yorkshire’ holds a very impressive Scarborough racing CV which includes 14 victories.
Extremely capable of more first class results at England’s only closed road race, the fifth place finisher in the Lightweight TT of 2018, is most definitely one to watch this month.
Alongside Thompson, Purslow, others in recent times to confirm their presences at the Gold Cup (11th-13th September) include Gary Broughton and podium finisher within last year’s Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, Alun Brooks.
Words by Stevie Rial