2020 action at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough proved prodigious for various up coming road race exponents, including Sheffield’s Mark Jackson.
Recently I posed a few Scarborough related questions to the 35th fastest solo racer at North Yorkshire’s ‘Mini TT’ in 2020, starting with how it felt to join the Mount winners circle at the Barry Sheene Classic, having triumphed in the third, fourth Supersport C races.
“Surprised to be honest, I was expecting to be right at the back of Group C, so to win two races was amazing.”
When asked what’s been the main highlight combined from August, September’s competition around the 2.43 miles long Oliver’s Mount course, he stated:
“Been 33rd fastest at the Gold Cup was a real highlight for me. I’ve only done two weekends at Scarborough but I seemed to gel pretty quickly with the place.”
Jackson’s reply to my next question, revolving around getting quicker and quicker event on event at Scarborough, beginning to hit the sweet spot around the Mount, was as follows:
“Definitely, something clicked at the Gold Cup this year and I kept taking chunks of time out of my PB lap times.”
Four times a top ten finisher at the 69th Gold Cup meeting, Jackson’s next main Scarborough goal is to make the jump up to A class Supersport competition.
“My next goal for the Mount is to consistently qualify for the Supersport A class and keep chipping away at the lap times.”
Another hungry, ambitious pilot, expect Sheffield’s Jackson to continue his consistent progress at Scarborough events in 2021 which reminder are at present due to get underway from the 8th May with the Spring Cup.
Words by Stevie Rial