When looking towards the yesteryear Classic Superbike races at the 69th Scarborough Gold Cup, the spotlight again falls upon Senior TT winner Dean Harrison.
In imperious form last month at Scarborough, Bradford’s Harrison quickly looked at one with the immaculate Greenall Racing ZXR 750 Kawasaki.
Set to pilot the same steed this week, the opposition knows everything will have to be spot on to stand a chance of defeating one of Oliver’s Mount’s greatest ever exponents.
Photo by Gary Howlett
Likely biggest challenger to the 88 times Oliver’s Mount race winner is Graham Turnbull Racing’s Dave Bell.
2017 Barry Sheene Trophy Champion, Bell and his white, red, blue liveried OWO1 Yamaha steed have proven a formidable combination in recent times at Scarborough and it wouldn’t at all be a surprise to 100’s of road racing aficionados if he scoops this week class triumphs.
Added contenders for top calibre results include VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars, 2016 Senior Manx GP winner Tom Weeden, the improving Andy Sailor.
‘Tommy Club’ Manx GP member Dan Ingham, Adrian Harrison, Sam Johnson, Dave Hewson and Scarborough returnee Barry Furber.
Further depth to the entry is provided by the likes of Kristian Didelot, local racer Paul Marley, Gary Graves, Alun Brooks and Scotsman Allan Brodie.
Steadily growing in popularity within the real roads scene throughout the past 10 years, the bulky, great sounding, powerful Classic Superbike steeds add something different to the schedule for the 69th Gold Cup meeting, which reminder takes place from the 11th-13th of September.
Words by Stevie Rial