Scarborough Gold Cup Preview – Part 3 – 125/Moto 3/400 Races

Scarborough Gold Cup Preview – Part 3 – 125/Moto 3/400 Races

There is a great mix of hugely talented next generation International Road Racers, event veterans, Manx GP podium finishers, ambitious newcomers within the entry list for the eight lap 125/Moto 3/400 races at the 68th Scarborough Gold Cup.

Amongst those considered strong favourites for class spoils include Trickbits Road Racing supported Joe Thompson.

Thompson who placed a very creditable 12th in last month’s RST Superbike Classic TT, machine of choice for Saturday, Sunday’s competitive action is his trusty, proven TZ 250 Yamaha mount.

An established specialist of North Yorkshire’s ‘Mini TT’, York’s Thompson is hugely capable of adding to his already impressive Oliver’s Mount victories total, which presently stands at 12.

Others going into the 68th Gold Cup meeting off the back of collecting great finishes at the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, include Ultra Lightweight Manx GP Race 2 runner-up Rad Hughes and new ‘Tommy Club’ member Dan Ingham.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Both proven exponents of 400cc machinery, they have the capabilities to contend for class honours, same applies to Scarborough returnee, two stroke racing giant Phil Harvey.

Added contenders for strong results include Newcomers C Manx GP winner Andrew Jackson (Falcon Road Racing), Adrian Skaife, Whitby’s Justin Waring, Ian Stanford, Bob Farrington, 2015 Lightweight Manx GP victor Mark Purslow and fellow Mount racing veteran Peter Wakefield.

Scarborough newcomers to keep an eye on include Newcomers A Manx GP rostrum finisher Alun Brooks and leading Swedish road racer Anders Richnau (Nordgren Racing).

Always carrying a great following, the 125, Moto 3, 400, 250 machines are perennial favourites of various long-term Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough supporters.

Supporters old and new of race action at England’s sole real roads course will no question be treated this weekend to more compelling, thrilling 125/Moto 3/400/250cc competition.

Words by Stevie Rial

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