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Scarborough gold cup preview

This years Scarborough gold cup at Oliver’s Mount has entered some of the worlds finest road racers who amongst them have achieved loads of international road races successes. Leading the entry is the Padgetts racing team running John Mcguinness & Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts Honda superbikes both of them will be looking for top results. Last year John Mcguinness finished second to Ryan Farquhar in the feature Scarborough gold cup race and will be looking to go one better this year whilst John’s team mate Bruce Anstey will make a welcome return to Oliver’s Mount for the first since Bruce last competed at the Scarborough gold cup which was back in 2003.

Guy Martin will be looking to end his road racing season on a high when he returns to the Scarborough gold cup for the first time in two years after having missed the meeting in 2011. Guy is entered on the Tyco Suzuki by TAS bikes in the supersport and superbike classes as well as the feature Scarborough gold cup race. After having had so far a superb road racing season Michael Dunlop will be looking to win his first Scarborough gold cup on his Michael Dunlop racing Honda Fireblade. Michael will also be seeking race wins in the superbike and supersport classes as well in the mini-twins 650 class on the Mcadoo racing Kawasaki ER-6.

Having taken wins in the supersport 600 class at the North West 200 and the Ulster Grand Prix and a podium finish at the Isle of Man TT this year William Dunlop will be aiming for race victory in the 600 class at the Scarborough gold cup this year on the Wilson Craig racing Honda CBR 600. William is also entered in the superbike and feature Scarborough gold cup race again on Wilson Craig racing machinery. Up and coming road racing star and Southern 100 winner earlier this season Jamie Hamilton is entered on the KMR Kawasaki’s in the superbike, gold cup and mini-twin races. Jamie will be looking to end his racing season on a high after having achieved so many top results at many of the top road races so far this season .

Another rising star on the roads is Dean Harrison from Bradford who was runner up at the Cock of the North road races in July. Dean who only started racing on roads circuits a few seasons ago is quickly becoming one of road racings future stars and will be aiming to mix it with the works teams at this years Scarborough gold cup on the RC Express racing Kawasaki and as well in the 600 class on the Ian Bell Motorcycles Yamaha R6 bike. Winners around Oliver’s Mount this season Derek Shiels and Michael Pearson are entered both in the feature Scarborough gold cup race on Honda Fireblades where both will be looking to cause a surprise or two against the likes of John Mcguinness, Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and William Dunlop.

Rising stars on the roads James Cowton, Robert Wilson, Michael Niblett, Dan Cooper and Dan Frear have all impressed so far this season on the roads and all will be aiming to achieve personal bests and fastest lap times over the Scarborough gold cup race meeting. The sidecar entry list is led by multiple times TT winner Dave Molyneux who is entered along with his passenger Patrick Farrance on the DMR Kawasaki sidecar, but they will face stiff opposition from the likes of Conrad Harrison, Ian Bell, Tony Thirkell and Greg Lambert. Over the years the Scarborough gold cup has given us some of the best racing seen on roads circuits and this year looks to be no different with TT winners, rising road racing stars, Oliver’s Mount race specialists and top national road racers all entered.

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