Scarborough gold cup – 600 David Jefferies cup 2nd leg race report

The 600 David Jefferies cup started off in dry conditions but it quickly turned almost damp all round which made for a interesting race with many race position changes through especially in the top 10 of the race. Bruce Anstey made the best start on the Padgetts Honda CBR 600 but it was Dean Harrison who lead at the end of lap 1 on the Ian Bell Motorcycles Yamaha R6. On lap 2 Guy Martin had hit the front and was pulling away from Dean Harrison in second place whilst now in third place was Michael Pearson and also now in fourth and fifth positions where Dan Frear and Ian Lougher.

Positions throughout the race generally stayed the same during lap 3 and the same on lap 4 until drama struck when electrical problems struck Guy Martin’s Suzuki GSX-R 600 race bike. This allowed Harrison to open up a 5 second lead over the chasing pack of Michael Pearson, Ian Lougher, Dan Frear, William Dunlop and James Cowton. On lap 5 Harrison’s lead kept getting bigger and bigger whilst now into second place was Ian Lougher just in front of Michael Pearson with William Dunlop still in the top 5 and getting faster as the race went on the Wilson Craig racing supersport 600 bike.

On lap 6 it was the battle for second place that everyone had their eyes on and it was Ian Lougher who occupying second place but Michael Pearson was in close attendance and so was William Dunlop now up to fourth place. Dan Frear was now sixth behind James Cowton with Ivan Lintin seventh and David Hewson was holding eight place. Lap 7 mainly saw positions stay the same as Harrison was in total control of the race showing how well his riding has improved the course of the last 6 months of racing on the roads. At the end of the 8 lap race it was Dean Harrison who took his second supersport 600 race win of the weekend on the Ian Bell Motorcycles Yamaha R6, plus also Dean took overall race victory in the 600 David Jefferies cup as well.

Michael Pearson took second place on the Hotties Boilers Suzuki GSX-R 600 race bike but only just in front of William Dunlop and Ian Lougher who took third and fourth place finishes. James Cowton brought his Cowton racing Honda CBR 600 bike home in 5th place in front of Ivan Lintin in sixth place whilst Dan Frear took seventh place. The top 10 was rounded out by David Hewson, Mark Goodings and Callum Laidlaw, Callum who is making his TT debut next year got faster and faster as the weekends racing went on and is one to watch for the future in road racing.

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