With such a strong list of Scarborough newcomers for the Spring Cup, you would have been a brave individual to state who would end up quickest Oliver’s Mount newcomer.
Ultimately after two exhilarating days of race action, lead newcomer spoils went to BE Racing in Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Michael Browne.
Post TT Supersport winner Browne, established amongst Irish road racing’s leading next generation talents illustrated all of his proven road race craft, as he took quickly to the tight, twisty 2.43 miles long Scarborough course.
Following practice, qualifying sessions, the third Supersport heat race saw YZF R6 Yamaha mounted Browne finish second on the road but third on the timing screens having been issued with a ten second jump start penalty.
None the less an impressive result and his prominent progress continued in the opening Supersport A race, taking a top six finish in front of esteemed Scarborough exponents such as Joe Thompson, Rob Hodson, Tom Weeden, Steven Haddow and Tom Robinson.
Browne’s best race lap time of 1 minute 49.739 makes him the fastest Scarborough newcomer since racing returned in 2019 to England’s only active road race circuit.
A non finisher in the showpiece Bob Smith Spring Cup, it took nothing away from an accomplished Oliver’s Mount Racing debut for the Irishman, who should he return in the future looks a potential Scarborough front runner.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou