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Road Racing’s Great Races – 2009 Cock O’The North, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

The 2009 Cock O’The North Road Races at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough was yet another event which showcased in full the uniqueness, iconic nature of England’s only closed roads course.

Back in June of 2009, the prestigious Cock O’The North feature race title went to race runner-up from last year, ex Irish Superbike Champion Michael Pearson.

Carryduff Forklifts supported Pearson piloting his trusty YZF R1 Yamaha steed, had to call upon all of his grit, determination, canny race craft to keep at bay the attentions of Quill Performance Exhausts backed Kiaran Hankin.

With race favourite Welsh roads legend Ian Lougher an early retirement, this paved the way for a nip and tuck battle between Pearson and Hankin.

There was nothing in it throughout and come the conclusion of the 10 lap showpiece encounter, under a second covered the proven Oliver’s Mount specialists.

Cock O’The North 2009 – Feature Superbike Race Footage

Lead Supersport runner Dan Frear rounded out the podium finishers behind Hankin, Pearson whilst fourth place was acquired by Peoples Bike Team’s Steve Mercer.

OTSS Racing’s Mark Buckley took fifth, Richard Gibson secured sixth as Dave Hewson, Scarborough newcomers Michal ‘Indi’ Dokoupil and Ian Mackman, future two times Lightweight TT winner Ivan Lintin finalised the first ten finishers.

Words by Stevie Rial

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