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Scarborough Gold Cup Preview – Part 2 – Super Twin Races

The nimble, great handling Super Twin machines consistently produce top class competition at Scarborough and expect no different at the weekend as a host of prominent 650 specialists, leading next gen roads talents do battle for class honours.

Standout entrants include the most winning racer in Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough history Ian Lougher. Welsh roads legend Lougher latest Gold Cup venture sees him pilot the ultra-competitive Team ILR/Mark Coverdale S1-R Paton.

Although now considered a racing veteran, underestimate the 10 times TT winner at your peril, he still has the hunger, desire to acquire more first-class results.

Dominant within the Lightweight class encounters of the Barry Sheene Classic, York’s Joe Thompson has to be considered amongst the prime favourites for class honours.

Thompson who triumphed on over 10 occasions at Scarborough, pilots this weekend the Kramer steed that served him so well in July at the ‘Mini TT’.

Another strong contender for Super Twins victory spoils is none other than fans favourite, 2018 Junior Classic TT winner Dominic Herbertson.

Herbertson’s latest Super Twins racing venture, sees him as at TT 2019 join forces with the Cowton Racing squad.

Additional ones to watch within the Twins category include VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars, the Wirral’s Max Dixon, Julian Tillotson, Oliver’s Mount specialist’s Keith Pringle, Rodger Wibberley (Team York Suzuki).

2018 Newcomers B Manx GP winner Michael Rees, McKinstry Racing supported Andrew Jackson, Ian Stanford and 2015 Lightweight Manx GP Champion Mark Purslow.

Scarborough debutants aiming to give good accounts of their selves include James Rothery and multiple Scottish racing champion, 2016 Thundersport GB CB 500 Seniors Championship runner-up Roddy Taylor.

All that’s left to say is roll on the race action on Saturday and Sunday, as competitors battle it out for 650cc Super Twin victory spoils at the unique, fabled, illustrious, iconic road race circuit that is Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

Words by Stevie Rial